To take classes on Forum, you will need a computer that meets the system requirements. The following two laptops are our current recommendations as of May 2020. We update these recommendations approximately once a year.
Ethernet Adapter and Cable
You must have the ability to connect your laptop to a wired ethernet connection. The recommended Dell can use either a USB Ethernet adapter or USB-C Ethernet adapter. The recommended MacBook requires a USB-C Ethernet adapter. You will also need an Ethernet cable.
Headphones and Microphone Headset
You must have a working headset. We recommend buying a sound-isolating headset such as the Sennheiser SC60, which provides superior sound quality for you and picks up your voice accurately.
Graphic Drawing Tablet
We strongly recommend purchasing a graphic drawing tablet for drawing on the in-class whiteboard. Choose between the Huion 420 (least expensive, most portable), the Huion H640P (slightly larger, slightly more expensive), or an iPad with the Astropad app or Sidecar (most expensive, Mac only).
If you wish to use a computer other than one of the two recommended above, please make sure it meets Forum's system requirements.