The School of Medicine has published minimum computing requirements for student laptops and mobile devices (https://education.uwmedicine.org/technology/computing-requirements/). Please pay special attention to the requirement of disk encryption, because in recent years some incoming students have found that their brand-new laptop didn’t meet the requirement. All current Macintosh laptops meet SOM requirements. However, Windows laptops must have BOTH a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip AND the Professional, Education, or Enterprise edition of Windows. The link above includes details about the technology requirements as well as a link to a laptop shopping guide created by our Medical Student Technology Advisory Team (medSTAT).