Buying a Computer Through the Med School Laptop Program


Requesting information on what laptop recommendations will be for the next year's medical students

I will be attending USD's medical school in July and will need to reserve a computer.

I would like to order the recommended laptop for Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) students.

How do I order the computer that is recommended for the University of South Dakota medical students?


  • Incoming med school student
  • Med School Laptop Program
  • Physician Assistant Laptop Program


The SSoM recommends purchasing specific model(s) of laptop each year


  1. Information can be found at Medical School Laptop Purchase
    Note: Recommended laptops for the laptop programs are updated each spring for the upcoming program year
    Note: Nursing Laptop Program & Students not in the Med School or PA programs Go to Purchasing a Laptop from USD
  2. Students in the med school must be able to connect to the network with a wired connection
    Note: Some laptop models may require a USB network adapter for the wired connection

Minimum System Requirements for Med School Testing Platforms 2022 (updated 4/25/2022)

Windows Systems
  • Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1, 21H2 or Windows 1121H2
  • Windows RT, Windows S versions, and virtual machines or environments are not allowed
  • ASUS Laptops with touchpad/touchscreen are not allowed
Mac Systems
  • MacOS versions Catalina (10.15), Big Sur (11), or Monterey (12), server version is not supported
  • Virtual machines or environments are not allowed
  • Intel or M1 processor
  • iPads are not allowed
All Computer Systems
  • 1GHz non-ARM processor or higher
  • 4GB usable RAM minimum
  • 4GB or higher available storage space
  • Working USB port
  • 13” screen or larger
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1280x768 with 32-bit color setting
  • RJ-45 internet connection port or adapter (a hardwire connection is required for some exams)

Please contact the Service Desk for additional information


  1. Follow Laptop Purchase Process
Purchase SSoM Laptop


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