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Student Computer Systems Recommended Specifications

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Windows Laptop

Features

Minimum

Recommended

Operating System

Windows 7

Windows 7 or newer

Processor
(computer speed)

Dual-core, Core i3 2.5 GHz

Quad-core, Core i5 or better at 2 GHz or faster

Memory
(RAM)

4 GB

8 GB

Hard Drive

250 GB

256 GB or better SSD drive

Video Output

VGA

VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort

Software

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2013

Wireless
(internal)

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n that supports WPA2 security

Extras

CD/DVD-RW Combo Drive or external add-on equivalent for course material;
Webcam for conference capability

Mac Laptop

Features

Minimum

Recommended

Operating System

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer

Processor
(computer speed)

Dual-core, 2 GHz

Dual-core or more, 2 GHz or faster

Memory
(RAM)

4 GB

8 GB

Hard Drive

250 GB

256 GB or higher SSD

Software

  • BootcCamp (to boot into Windows)
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (for Windows)
  • VMware Fusion or Parallels (to run Windows)
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (for Windows)

Video Output

VGA

VGA, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt with Display Adapters

Wireless
(internal)

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n that supports WPA2 security

Extras

CD/DVD-RW Combo Drive or external add-on equivalent for course material;
Webcam for conference capability

Apple Disclaimer

While we recognize the preference for Apple products, you will most likely have courses that require the use of certain Windows-only software. For that reason, if you wish to purchase a Mac you should be mindful of the added expense of purchasing the necessary software (Fusion or Parallels, Windows, and Microsoft Office) so that you can run Windows and any associated applications when the time comes.

Home Wi-Fi

Linksys

Apple

Tablets

Apple

Android

Windows

Flash Drives

SanDisk

Backup Solutions

Google Drive

Microsoft One Drive

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