Computer Recommendations

Prospective Students -
Computer System Recommendations:

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Specs

Minimum Recommendation

Preferred

Processor

Intel Core Series/
AMD A Series

Intel i5 or i7/
AMD equivalent

RAM

4Gb

8Gb

HD

300gb

500gb

Ethernet

10/100

10/100

Wireless

802.11 b/g/n
Mac: Airport Extreme

802.11 n
Mac: Airport Extreme
Dual Band (2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz)  

Optical Drive

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

DVD +/-RW
Burns/Reads CDs and DVDs

OS

Windows 7
Mac: 10.9 (Mountain Lion)

Windows 8.1
Mac: OS X (Mavericks)

Power Protection

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.