Kenyatta University Student Laptop, Tablet, and iPad Required Specifications

Kenyatta University Student Laptop, Tablet, and iPads Required Specifications

Given that some of the courses at Kenyatta University are offered through the blended mode of learning, it is mandatory for students to either own a laptop, a tablet, or an iPad for the online classes.

Why Laptops, Tablets, and iPads Mandatory at Kenyatta University

According to Kenyatta University’s office of the academic registrar, all new and continuing students must have a laptop, tablet, or iPad to facilitate online learning. The University says that some classes will be offered online while others will be offered face to face.


Hereunder are the recommended specifications for each of the three digital mobile learning devices that can be effectively used for the online lectures:

A. Laptop

  • They should have a Windows 8.1/Windows 10 Operating System:
  • The Processor should be at least Intel Core i3/Intel Core i5
  • The laptop should have a Memory of 4GB RAM/8GB RAM
  • The laptop should have a Hard Drive of 500GB HDD/1TB HDD
  • The laptop should have a Network Wireless Card supporting 802.11g/802.11n
  • It should have the following Input/Output (I/O) Devices: 2 x USB Ports, VGA/HDMI Port, Inbuilt Webcam, speakers & microphone
  • The laptop should have Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, valid Antivirus software Applications
  • The laptop should accompanied by 1 x USB Drive of 8GB/16GB
  • Should have a 1 year Warranty

B. 10.1’’ Tablet / iPad

1) Resolution 1920 x 1080

2) Processor: Octa Core 1.6 – 1.8 GHz

3) Internal Storage 32 GB

4) RAM 2GB

5) MicroSD Capability

6) Expandable Memory 128 GB

7) Battery Capacity: 6000+mAh

8) Tablet/ iPad Network and internet device connectivity (2G, 3G, 4G)

- Blue tooth and Wifi enabled

9) Operating System – Android

10) Sim Card – Single / Double

11) Built in functions: Camera >5 mp and a speaker.
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