Computing requirements

Due to the sensitive nature of data within UCLA Health, accessing our network requires the installation of security applications, a Virtual Private Network (VPN), and/or the use of My Desktop. Our recommendations and minimum computing requirements are meant to provide a general guideline on which computer configurations work best in our environment given the security requirements. Use the guide below to help inform your purchases if you'll be using a personal device to work or study within UCLA Health.

Windows device requirements:

 

Minimum

Recommended

OS

Windows 10 Professional

Windows 10 Enterprise/Education

RAM

8GB

16-32GB

Disk Space

128-256GB

512GB

Screen Resolution

1080p

1080p

Peripherals

Microphone + Webcam

Microphone + Webcam supporting Windows Hello

Office Version

Office 2016

Office 365

Full Disk Encryption

CheckPoint (without TPM)

Bitlocker (with TPM)

TPM

1.2

2

 

Mac OS device requirements:

 

Minimum

Recommended

OS

Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave) 

Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave) or newer

RAM

8GB

16GB

Disk Space

128-256GB

512GB

Screen Size

13"

n/a

Peripherals

Microphone + Webcam

Microphone + Webcam

Office Version

Office 2019

Office 365

Full Disk Encryption

Self-encrypt with Filevault

Self-encrypt with Filevault