If you plan to purchase a laptop for use while at USD, you can use the information on this page to guide your purchasing decision.
Factors to Consider:
A. Academic Program Laptops
All the Academic Programs listed below have recommended laptops, but none of the programs require a specific laptop. Recommendations are based on the types of applications used in the program, some of which are designed to work better with either a Mac or PC.
Note: The School of Medicine requires that students have a PC available for testing.
Apple Medical School Lenovo - ThinkPad T495
Lenovo - ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Physician Assistant Lenovo
B. Computer Requirements
USD requires that computers meet a minimum set of requirements before they are able to connect to the USD network. The requirements cover both Windows and Mac computers.
C. Computer Support Options
USD provides several levels of computer support to students. You can check the student computer support options to see the three levels of support that are available.