Fall 2019 Minimum Specifications

Starting in the fall of 2020, Newark College of Engineering (NCE)* and Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) will require freshman and transfer students to have a personal laptop computer for use in and outside of the classroom. While this laptop requirement does not go into effect until next fall, we strongly recommend you purchase one this year, as some courses may operate under the assumption that you have this laptop.

For Fall 2019 / Spring 2020, NJIT has partnered with Lenovo to provide a discount on computers meeting or exceeding the specifications below. Students are responsible for ensuring their chosen computer meets or exceeds any requirements specific to their program.

 * Chemical Engineering students are required to purchase a specific laptop.

Fall 2019 Minimum and Recommended Specifications

  Minimum Recommended
Processor 8th gen Intel Core i5 8th gen Intel Core i7
Hard Drive 500GB 7200RPM SATA or
240GB solid-state (SSD)
500GB solid-state (SSD)
Graphics Card 2GB AMD or Nvidia discrete graphics card
LCD Screen LCD capable of 1920x1080 resolution
Wireless Dual-band 802.11 ac/g/n
Operating System Windows 10 Professional 64-bit or
Windows 10 Education 64-bit (available from IST Software)
Battery 8 hours 8+ hours, or a spare
Warranty 3-year warranty with next-business-day onsite repair 4-year warranty with next-business-day onsite repair and accidental damage coverage

Additional Questions

Questions about the computer requirement can be e-mailed to compreq@njit.edu. You may also contact the IST Service Desk (servicedesk.njit.edu)

Last Updated: August 20, 2019