Computer Purchases

BRCC recommends the following minimum requirements for Windows-based and Mac computers.  BRCC provides limited support for Chromebooks and does not recommend them for BRCC classes.

Windows-based Computer Minimum Requirements

  • i5 processor
  • 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD
  • Web camera and mic

Mac Minimum Requirements

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 16GB 3733MHZ LPDDR4x memory
  • Web camera and mic

Using Financial Aid to Purchase Computers

Students may use up to $600 of their Financial Aid funds toward a laptop or tablet at the BRCC Bookstore if they have funds remaining after all tuition and fee charges are paid. You must complete an application to be eligible. Restrictions apply. Email to apply & for more information.

Students needing financial assistance to purchase required technology should contact financial aid.

Student Discounts

Some computer manufacturers and retailers offer student discounts; be sure to ask about educational pricing.