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Informatics Student Tips

Informatics Student Tips

School of Informatics students give their tips on studying Computer Science and living in Edinburgh

Computer Specs

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If you are wondering what specifications you need your computer to be for an Informatics degree, here is some advice. 

Specs Recommendation

Here’s some advice about laptop specs: 

  • At least an Intel i5 processor or equivalent
  • At least 8GB ram
  • At least 256GB SSD memory

Read more about what requirements the School of Informatics and the University in general have.

Informatics Student Laptops

General University IT Requirements and Support

Student Discounts

There are various student discounts available, so make sure to take advantage of them:

Laptop Loaning

These are the minimum recommendations but if you don’t have them – don’t worry, there is no need to buy a new computer! It is possible for students to loan laptops from the University and there are plenty of computers available for students to use in the Informatics teaching spaces in Appleton Tower.

Laptop loaning


Blog post originally written by Sraddheya Gurung, Informatics Communications Intern 2021.

Edited by Dimona Videnlieva, Informatics Communications Intern 2023.


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