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Computers and Equipment

Find computer and equipment services on campus and at home with our physical and virtual computer labs, and our laptop loaner program. 

Our services are available to all active undergraduate and graduate students at no cost. These services are not available to continuing education students or alumni.

Computer Labs

Virtual Computer Labs

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a comprehensive virtual computer lab, with lots of unique software that you can use while remotely connected.

Physical Computer Labs

There are several computer labs on both Waterloo and Brantford campuses that provide a variety of software for students.

Laptop Loaner Program

Rent our laptops for free for a period of two weeks.

Laptop and Tablet Recommendations for University*


  • Operating System: Windows 10 or newer
  • Processor Type: 12th Gen Intel Core i5
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM


  • Operating System: MacOS 13.0 or newer
  • Processor Type: M1 chip (8-Core CPU, 7-Core GPU)
  • Storage: 256GB SSD storage
  • Memory: 8GB unified memory


  • Model: iPad Air or better
  • Operating System: iPadOS 16 or newer
  • Processor Type: M1 chip
  • Storage: 64GB

*Note: Some programs or courses may have additional requirements. Reach out to your faculty, program, or professor if you have questions regarding specific requirements for your program.