Computer Recommendations

Prospective Students -
Computer System Recommendations:

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Specs

Laptop

Desktop

Mac

Processor

Intel Core Series/
AMD A Series

Intel Core Series/
AMD A Series

Intel Core Series

RAM

4 Gb

4 Gb

4 Gb

HD

300 Gb

300 Gb

300 Gb

Ethernet

10/100

10/100

10/100

Wireless

802.11 b/g/n

802.11 b/g/n  

802.11 b/g/n

Screen

14" or larger

15" or larger

13" or larger

Optical Drive

*Optional

CD+/-RW/DVD
Burns/Reads CDs
Reads DVDs

CD+/-RW/DVD
Burns/Reads CDs
Reads DVDs

CD+/-RW/DVD
Burns/Reads CDs
Reads DVDs

Operating System

Windows 7

Windows 7

Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

Software

Office 2010

Office 2010

Office 2011

Power Protection

Surge Protector

Surge Protector

Surge Protector

 

1 – The I.T. department no longer supports Windows XP for PC or OS 10.5 (Leopard) for Mac.

2 -Students can use and download Microsoft Office 365 applications through the school provided .edu email account. This includes commonly used productivity tools such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Students also qualify for discounts on Dell equipment. Click to view the Dell discounts site.

3 - The I.T. department recommends that students purchase some type of external backup media. This will assist in data backup and transfer of files. Options include but are not limited to a USB flash drive or external hard drive. Cloud storage should be utilized.