Which laptop do I need?

Master students have to bring their own laptop to computer exercises. Check the basic requirements for your laptop here.

Basic configuration

memory minimum 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)

Intel Core i5 CPU or higher, i7 is better (5th or 6th generation) or an AMD equivalent.
Passmark score of 4000 or higher is recommended. 2500 is an absolute minimum.

GPU Intel HD graphics 5500 or higher
storage minimum 500GB (80 GB free disk space)
screen 15" (13” is too small, 17” is too large to carry all day)
screen resolution 1680x1024 or higher (1920x1080 is a plus for some programmes)
network wireless and preferably also wired (wired Ethernet, incorporated or via an extension)
operating system

any 64 bit operation system (e.g. Windows 10 64 bit)

software MS Office can be installed for free (see helpdesk.ugent.be/office365/en)

Financial support

If you need financial support for a device, contact the Social Services at Ghent University: socialedienst@ugent.be.


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