Technology Requirement

All students at the School of Dental Medicine are required to have a laptop or iPad with up-to-date technical specifications:


Operating System: Genuine U.S. English version of Windows 7, 8, or 10 (Windows RT is not supported)
CPU: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater
RAM: Minimum 2GB
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher


Operating System: Genuine version of OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher (OS X Server is not supported)
CPU: Intel Processor
RAM: Minimum 2GB


iPad 3+, iPad Air+, iPad Mini+, iPad Pro
iOS 8 through iOS 10 (Only genuine versions of iOS are supported)
Jailbroken iPads are not supported

These requirments must be met in order to use our electronic testing solution, ExamSoft. Their support site has articles detailing their Mac, Windows, and iPad minimum system requirements.

The University Store on Fifth offers discounts to Pitt students on select Apple and Dell products. Additionally, the University of Pittsburgh has more than 100 software packages available to students at little or no cost.