2022-2023 GIT Recommendations

The contents within this document are only recommendations based upon past experiences, and are in no way intended to direct you to a specific brand or model of computer.

***Chromebooks, Apple iPad Pro, or MacBook Air (pre M1 chip) are not recommended as your primary device*** 


Hardware Specifications:

macOS versions 10.15 or macOS Big Sur (11.*), macOS Monterey (12.*). 
Intel and Apple Silicon (Rosetta2 Supported) Quad-Core Processor 
16 GB RAM  
HDD 256GB  
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1909 or later  
Intel or AMD Quad-Core Processor 
16 GB of RAM 

· Computer should include: speakers, webcam, and microphone

Software Recommendations:

· Microsoft Office 365 – Free to PSU students 
· Anti-Virus software – Free to PSU students 

Adobe Creative Suite

Computer Accessories (as needed):

· Cables: Power, USB, HDMI
· USB Flashdrive, cloud storage
· Headphones, keyboard, mouse
· Printer: Printers are not required. There are several printing services around campus.

*Please note: Wireless printers are not allowed in the dorms.


· Chrome (preferred)
· Others as backup: Firefox, Microsoft Edge

Helpful links:

· Pitt Start!
· PSU Information Technology Services and Gorilla Geeks Help Desk
· Canvas Learning Management System