Students in most programs will be required to purchase a computer ahead of their first day of classes.

The basic minimum hardware and software requirements you will need to participate in classes and complete assignments fall into one of three categories - standard, power user and workstation.

To find out which type of computer you'll need, review the list of programs for each option.

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❗️All students will need a computer camera, microphone and speakers (integrated or external) so they can participate in online classes. ❗️

Standard hardware and software

StandardsHardwareSoftware
Processori5 or greater

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
( MacOSX is not supported)

Antivirus/malware protection

RAM (memory)8 GB RAM or greater
Hard drive storage256 GB SSD or greater
Video cardOn-board integrated
Screen size13" or greater
Screen resolution1920 x 1080 or greater
Approximate price (CAD)$1,500

Click here to see the list of Applicable programs included

Power-user hardware and software

StandardsHardwareSoftware
Processori7

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
( MacOSX is not supported)

Antivirus/malware protection

RAM (memory)16 GB RAM or greater
Hard drive storage512 GB SSD or greater
Video cardOn-board integrated
Screen size15" or greater
Screen resolution1920 x 1080 or greater
Approximate price (CAD)$1,800

Click here to see the list of Applicable programs included

Workstation hardware and software

StandardsHardwareSoftware
Processori7

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
( MacOSX is not supported)

Antivirus/malware protection

RAM (memory)32 GB RAM or greater
Hard drive storage512 GB SSD or greater
Video cardNvidia Quadro T1000 or greater
Screen size15" or greater
Screen resolution1920 x 1080 or greater
Approximate price (CAD)$3,000

Click here to see the list of Applicable programs included

SAIT's preferred vendor

While you can purchase your computer through any vendor you choose, student deals are available through Microserve, who provide a higher-end warranty on their products. 

The laptops below meet the hardware requirements for each category.

If you require  standard hardware: Toshiba Dynabook Tecra C50-E (PS591C-0C401R) 

If you require  power user or  workstation hardware: Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen2 (20QT0023US) 

Use code  SAIT2020 for an additional 5% discount and free shipping.