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Recommendations for your new computer

Recommendations for your new computer

If you are thinking about buying a new computer and/or software, please be aware of the following recommendations and minimum demands. We have put them together to ensure that you can use your own equipment in connection with your lectures and Digital Examination at Aalborg University.

Keep in mind that for most digital tests, you will need to use the ITX-flex monitoring program, which requires a Windows or Mac computer. See more about ITX-flex here.

In addition, your study may have special requirements for your computer in relation to programs used in teaching. Before acquiring a Mac, you should consider whether your study requires to run programs that are supported by Windows only. You may want to contact your study advisor.


  • Windows 10 or macOS 10.14 or later
  • Webcam in computer or loose webcam
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (16GB is recommended when using VMware - (Windows on Mac)).
  • Storage space: 256GB.

REMINDER: If you are considering to buy a MacBook with Apple´s new M1 processor, then there will be some restrictions, which you can read more about here.

We recommend that you test your equipment well in advance of starting your education or going to exams.