Computer Recommendations for Burrell College Students

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is a bring-your-own-computer campus. A computer will be required for almost every element of your courses. Below you will find the Minimum and Recommended Specifications.

Burrell College recommends the Inspiron 15 2-in-1 Laptop with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (12 MB cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo) with 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, and 512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD. Other computers with similar specification may be acceptable – but students will be responsible for insuring compatibility.

A web camera, microphone, and wifi capabilities will be required. A touch screen / pen based computer is recommended for note-taking, image manipulation, and similar functions. While not a requirement – this option will enhance your experience, and allow you to interact with some of the 3D software more effectively.

Please note that an Apple iPad by itself is not sufficient for all aspects of the curriculum and exam administration.

Dell Inspiron 15 2-in-1 Laptop

Hard Drive : 512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD
CPU: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (12 MB cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo)
GPU: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
RAM: 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 3200MHz
OS: Windows 11 Home, English
Screen: 15.6″, FHD 1920×1080, 60Hz, Touch, WVA, TrueLife™, Narrow Border, Pen Support
Peripherals: Silver Edition: HD (720p) Camera/Black Edition: Infrared (IR) Camera, microphone, touch screen, pen support, fingerprint.

*The link includes a stylist, Dell Active Pen PN350M.

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 (8 MB cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, up to 4.20 GHz Turbo) 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (12 MB cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo)
Operating System Win 10 21H1 Win10 21H2/Win 11
Memory 8GB or higher 16GB
Hard drive 256GB 512GB SSD
Web Camera Required Required
Microphone Required Required
Wifi Capabilities Required Required
Pen/Touch Screen Not Required Strongly Recommended
2 in 1 Not Required Strongly Recommended

Important Note: Examsoft no longer supports Windows 10 1909. How to check your Windows version.

These specifications are still in progress. Please check back often!

Disclaimer: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine does not guarantee IT Support for any laptop or device that is not listed here on this page.

Apple Macbook Pro 14" Display

*Apples recommendation based on the Inspiron’s specs, Frequent Operating System Updates are known to have compatibility issues with software.

Processor: M1 Pro, 8-core CPU
Graphics: 14-Core GPU, 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
Memory: 16 GB Unified Memory
Hard Drive: 512GB SSD
Peripherals: Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad, Magic Keyboard

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel 2.0 GHz M1 Pro, 8-core CPU
Operating System OS X 10.14.x or later macOS 12.0 Monterrey
Memory 8GB 16 GB Unified Memory
Hard drive 256GB SSD 512GB SSD
Screen Resolution 1280×800 or higher 1920×1080
Web Camera Required Required
Microphone Required Required
Wifi Capabilities Required Required

These specifications are still in progress. Please check back often!

Disclaimer: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine does not guarantee IT Support for any laptop or device that is not listed here on this page.

Windows

Dell Inspiron 15 2-in-1 Laptop

Hard Drive : 512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD
CPU: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (12 MB cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo)
GPU: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
RAM: 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 3200MHz
OS: Windows 11 Home, English
Screen: 15.6″, FHD 1920×1080, 60Hz, Touch, WVA, TrueLife™, Narrow Border, Pen Support
Peripherals: Silver Edition: HD (720p) Camera/Black Edition: Infrared (IR) Camera, microphone, touch screen, pen support, fingerprint.

*The link includes a stylist, Dell Active Pen PN350M.

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 (8 MB cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, up to 4.20 GHz Turbo) 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (12 MB cache, 4 cores, 8 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo)
Operating System Win 10 21H1 Win10 21H2/Win 11
Memory 8GB or higher 16GB
Hard drive 256GB 512GB SSD
Web Camera Required Required
Microphone Required Required
Wifi Capabilities Required Required
Pen/Touch Screen Not Required Strongly Recommended
2 in 1 Not Required Strongly Recommended

Important Note: Examsoft no longer supports Windows 10 1909. How to check your Windows version.

These specifications are still in progress. Please check back often!

Disclaimer: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine does not guarantee IT Support for any laptop or device that is not listed here on this page.

Mac

Apple Macbook Pro 14" Display

*Apples recommendation based on the Inspiron’s specs, Frequent Operating System Updates are known to have compatibility issues with software.

Processor: M1 Pro, 8-core CPU
Graphics: 14-Core GPU, 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
Memory: 16 GB Unified Memory
Hard Drive: 512GB SSD
Peripherals: Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad, Magic Keyboard

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel 2.0 GHz M1 Pro, 8-core CPU
Operating System OS X 10.14.x or later macOS 12.0 Monterrey
Memory 8GB 16 GB Unified Memory
Hard drive 256GB SSD 512GB SSD
Screen Resolution 1280×800 or higher 1920×1080
Web Camera Required Required
Microphone Required Required
Wifi Capabilities Required Required

These specifications are still in progress. Please check back often!

Disclaimer: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine does not guarantee IT Support for any laptop or device that is not listed here on this page.

Headset Recommendations

A headset will be needed for listening and interacting in an online setting, here are a few to consider in varying price ranges. These are just suggestions and reviews should be considered before making any purchases.

Price Range* Headsets
$49> Logitech – G432 Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC – Black/Blue
Logitech – G332 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC – Black/Red
Logitech USB Headset H390 with Noise Cancelling Mic
Mpow 071 USB Headset/ 3.5mm Computer Headset with Microphone
BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset
$50 – $99 Logitech – G635 Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset – Black/Blue
Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset with Pro Grade Mic
$100 < Jabra Evolve 40 MS Professional Wired Headset, Mono – Telephone Headset
Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset – DTS 7.1 Surround Sound – Pro-G Audio Drivers
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum, Wireless RGB 7.1 Dolby and DTS Headphone Surround Sound 
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2: 7.1 Surround Sound – Retractable Noise-Cancelling Mic

*Prices may vary