Computer Recommendations for BCOM 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.

BCOM recommends the Lenovo x380 Yoga i7 16GB 512SSD running Windows 10, as this has been tested with all software currently used at BCOM. Other computers with similar specification may be acceptable – but students will be responsible for insuring compatibility.

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.

ThinkPad x380 Yoga i7 16GB 512SSD

Processor: Core i7-8550U (4C, 1.8 / 4.0GHz, 8MB)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
Display Type: 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080)
Memory: 16GB
Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Hard Drive: 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe Opal2
AC Adapter: 65W Slim Tip
Warranty: 3-year
Camera: IPS 720p Camera
Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard
Fingerprint Reader: Fingerprint Reader
Pen: ThinkPad Pen Pro
Battery: 51Wh Battery
Wireless: Intel 8265 ac, 2×2 + BT4.1

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel Core i3, Intel Atom x5 Core i7-8550U (4C, 1.8 / 4.0GHz, 8MB)
Operating System Windows 10 (version 1607 or higher) Windows® 10 Pro 64
Memory 4GB or higher 16GB
Hard drive 256GB SSD 512GB SSD
Screen Resolution 1280×800 or higher 1920×1080
Pen/Touch Screen Not Required Strongly Recommended
2 in 1 Not Required Strongly Recommended

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

Disclaimer: BCOM does not guarantee IT Support for any laptop or device that is not listed here on this page.

MacBook Air

*Apples recommendation based on the x380’s specs, Apple computers are still in the process of compatibility testing.

Processor: 1.6GHz dual‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
Retina Display
Memory: 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
Hard Drive: 512GB SSD storage
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 617
Touch ID
Force Touch trackpad
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard – US English

13 inch MacBook Pro

*Apples recommendation based on the x380’s specs, Apple computers are still in the process of compatibility testing.

  • Processor: 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Memory: 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • Hard Drive: 512GB SSD storage
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard – US English
  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel 1.5 GHz processor 1.6GHz dual core 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor
Operating System OS X 10.12.x or later Mac OS Mojave
Memory 4GB 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
Hard drive 256GB SSD 512GB SSD
Screen Resolution 1280×800 or higher 1920×1080

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

Disclaimer: BCOM does not guarantee IT Support for any laptop or device that is not listed here on this page.

Windows

ThinkPad x380 Yoga i7 16GB 512SSD

Processor: Core i7-8550U (4C, 1.8 / 4.0GHz, 8MB)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
Display Type: 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080)
Memory: 16GB
Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Hard Drive: 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe Opal2
AC Adapter: 65W Slim Tip
Warranty: 3-year
Camera: IPS 720p Camera
Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard
Fingerprint Reader: Fingerprint Reader
Pen: ThinkPad Pen Pro
Battery: 51Wh Battery
Wireless: Intel 8265 ac, 2×2 + BT4.1

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel Core i3, Intel Atom x5 Core i7-8550U (4C, 1.8 / 4.0GHz, 8MB)
Operating System Windows 10 (version 1607 or higher) Windows® 10 Pro 64
Memory 4GB or higher 16GB
Hard drive 256GB SSD 512GB SSD
Screen Resolution 1280×800 or higher 1920×1080
Pen/Touch Screen Not Required Strongly Recommended
2 in 1 Not Required Strongly Recommended

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

Disclaimer: BCOM does not guarantee IT Support for any laptop or device that is not listed here on this page.

Mac

MacBook Air

*Apples recommendation based on the x380’s specs, Apple computers are still in the process of compatibility testing.

Processor: 1.6GHz dual‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
Retina Display
Memory: 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
Hard Drive: 512GB SSD storage
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 617
Touch ID
Force Touch trackpad
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard – US English

13 inch MacBook Pro

*Apples recommendation based on the x380’s specs, Apple computers are still in the process of compatibility testing.

  • Processor: 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Memory: 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • Hard Drive: 512GB SSD storage
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard – US English
  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel 1.5 GHz processor 1.6GHz dual core 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor
Operating System OS X 10.12.x or later Mac OS Mojave
Memory 4GB 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
Hard drive 256GB SSD 512GB SSD
Screen Resolution 1280×800 or higher 1920×1080

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

Disclaimer: BCOM does not guarantee IT Support for any laptop or device that is not listed here on this page.