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Minimum hardware configurations

Hardware Microsoft® Windows® Mac OS X
Processor 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor,
or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
Memory 512MB of RAM
Graphics Memory 512MB of graphics memory
Monitor Resolution 1024 x 768 or higher

Supported operating systems, browsers, and plug-ins

Platform Operating system Browser
Windows 8 Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10.0+, Mozilla Firefox® 26.0+, Google Chrome 30.0+
Windows® Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10.0+, Mozilla Firefox® 26.0+, Google Chrome 30.0+
Windows XP (32-bit) Service Pack 2+ Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10.0+, Mozilla Firefox® 26.0+, Google Chrome 30.0+
Mac OS® Mac OS X v10.7+ Safari® 6.2+, Mozilla Firefox® 26.0+, Google Chrom 30.0+
Adobe® Flash® Player Flash Player 10+ NOTE: If your Flash player version is below the version required by the products, you will be prompted to update your Flash player. The products will not launch on a lower version of Flash player than is required, so you will not have the option to run the products until you have updated your Flash player. It is a one-time update. If your district IT policy prohibits teachers performing this upgrade, schools should plan with their IT group to perform this upgrade on any computers using the ZB software.
Internet Speed: 1Mbs per user
Mobile Platform Minimum Platform Version Tablet Type Browser
Android™* Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, or later 7" Tablets and above such as Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Note&Reg;. 1024x768 minimum display, 1 GB RAM. Google Chrome
Chromebook™** Chrome OS 30+ 1.4GHz Processor and above, 11" Screen and above, 1024x768 minimum display resolution, 2GB RAM. Google Chrome 30.0+
iOS iOS 7.0 or later iPad 2 or later Mobile Safari, Google Chrome
* Android devices are supported for Strategies for Writers Next Generation Assessment Edition only.
** Chromebook does not offer native support for PDF Forms.

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