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Recommended Computer Specifications

The minimum specifications below have been determined with the average student in mind. New computers that meet these minimum standards will be suitable for general academic use.

However, computers used in certain disciplines, such as Architecture, Computer Science, Graphic Design or Multimedia Production may require additional power, functions, and software. Contact the department for those recommendations.

Windows Computers

  • Intel i7 processor
  • 16GB Memory
  • 500GB SSD
  • Current Windows OS Available
  • Extended Warranty

Apple Computers

  • M1 Processor
  • 16GB Memory
  • 500GB SSD
  • Current MAC OS available
  • Extended Warranty

Educational Discounts on New Computers

Dell and Apple offer special discounts to students. To take advantage of these for Dell Computers, visit Dell University. For Apple computers, visit Apple Education.

Computer Software

Office 365

A free Microsoft Office subscription is available to be downloaded to personal computers, Macs or PCs, by all students, faculty and staff. The following programs are included: 

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • SharePoint
  • Teams
  • Stream
  • Sway
  • Forms

This subscription is valid as long as you are enrolled or employed at Drury University. Also included is 1TB of file storage.

Install Microsoft Office

Before beginning the installation, make sure you have completely uninstalled any previous versions of Microsoft Office.

Log in into your Drury email on a web browser at the

Screenshot of the Microsoft sign in screen.

Click on highlighted icon, located at the top right of the screen.

Screenshot of the Outlook home screen with the Apps tab highlighted.

Click Office 365, located directly to the right of the previously clicked icon.

Screenshot of the Apps tab with Office 365 highlighted.

Click the Install Office button on the right side of the screen.

Screenshot of the Office 365 tab with Install Office... highlighted.

Click on the Office 365 apps option.

Screenshot of the Office 365 tab with Office 365 apps highlighted.

Open and run the downloaded installation file. 

Click Close when the download is complete.