Laptop Requirement

All incoming UTRGV medical students must have a personal laptop.  Student laptops are required for all exams and should be in good working order.  Laptops must meet the system requirements outlined below. 

Laptop less than two years old


  • Hard drive:  250GB (minimum)
  • Memory: 8GB (minimum)
  • Processor: i5 or i7 series, 2.4 GHz (minimum)
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Screen size: 13” minimum
  • Ethernet:  built-in or with adapter
  • Wireless: Wireless 802.11g
  • External keyboard


  • Operating system:  Windows 7 Professional or Mac OS 10.9 (minimum)
  • Microsoft Office: 2013 for Windows or Mac (minimum)
  • Adobe Reader 9 (minimum)

UTRGV offers enrolled students a variety of free or discounted software packages including Microsoft Windows and Office Software.  For more information, visit:

Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges