UCLA Health requirements to keep in mind for personal devices

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. 


Windows device requirements

Mininum Recommended
OS Windows 10 Professional *Windows 10 end-of-life coming in 2025 Windows 11 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 11.7.10 (Big Sur) Mac OS X 14.1.1 (Sonoma)
Disk Space 128-256GB 512GB
Screen Size 13" n/a
Office Version Office 2019 Office 365
Full Disk Encryption Self-encrypt with Filevault Self-encrypt with Filevault

Supported browsers

Supported browser for UCLA Health IT is Chrome Enterprise.

Applications and websites requiring Internet Explorer 11 have transitioned to using Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode enabled for faster and more secure browsing.


Cornerstone trainings require Chrome to ensure completion of training is accurately tracked.

Get connected

Once you've purchased a device, use these tools to get you connected.




The National Board of Medical Examiners does not allow the use of ASUS Laptops with touchpad/touchscreens for NBME web-based testing. Please keep this in mind when purchasing a new laptop.