When looking for a computer that meets or exceeds the requirements needed for taking online classes you would want to look for a system that meets or exceeds the following:

Required Recommended
Memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
500 GB 1 TB
Processor i3+ i5+
Operating System Windows 8, or Windows 10

Mac OSX 10.13 or newer
Windows 10

Mac OSX (newest version)
Video SVGA Monitor
Minimum resolution of 800 x 600
Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
Internet Speed High-speed High-speed Internet. (i.e., cable, DSL, etc...)
Java Script Enabled Enabled
Cookies Enabled Enabled