PC/Mac Minimum Hardware Specifications


These are the minimum hardware requirements; you may choose to exceed these requirements.

 

Windows Laptops

Apple Laptops

CPU i3, i5 or i7 Processor
Note: Only 'pro' versions of the Microsoft Surface tablets are compatible with SofTest
Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz
Note: Only MacBook Pro or MacBook Air
MacBooks do not meet testing needs
RAM 4 GB
Recommended 8 GB
4 GB
Recommended 8 GB
HD Size 250 GB 250 GB
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 MacOS: 10.12 (Sierra); OS X: 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), or 10.11 (El Capitan)

Note:
Server version of Mac OS X is not supported

Note: SofTest may not be used in a virtual operating system
Monitor 13 inch minimum 13 inch minimum
Network Ethernet and Wireless 802.11g
All testing using SofTest and the NBME require a wired connection (wireless testing is not supported). Students are required to have a CAT 6 network cable for testing.*

Note:
If your computer does not have a built in Ethernet port you will need to purchase an adapter.
**
Ethernet and Wireless 802.11g
All testing using SofTest and the NBME require a wired connection (wireless testing is not supported). Students are required to have a CAT 6 network cable for testing.*

Note:
If your computer does not have a built in Ethernet port you will need to purchase an adapter.**
Note: Users should purchase Apple brand adapters; IT has identified off-brand adapters as a source of connectivity issues.

* Network cables can be purchased locally or online at Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe's.

** Computers without an Ethernet port will need to also purchase a USB to Ethernet adapter or Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter.


Recommended Hardware Specifications

These following specifications are not required but highly recommended.

 

Windows Laptops

Apple Laptops

Optical Media DVD +RW DVD +RW
Monitor 15”
Note: Not required but highly recommended.
15”
Note: Not required but highly recommended.
Service Contract 3 year NBDNext Business Day Onsite 3 Year AppleCare Protection Plan
Tracking Software 4 Yr Computrace 4 Yr Computrace