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Purchasing a Computer

Note to incoming students:

If you own a computer and you want to bring it with you, you should compare it to the hardware configurations. If it meets the minimum recommendations you may need to purchase a new computer before you graduate.

  1. Vendor Contacts
  2. Hardware Configurations

Vendor Contacts

All students, faculty and staff can take advantage of education pricing for personal computers.

Dell

Apple


Hardware Configurations

Laptops

  • Recommended Specifications

    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7
    • RAM: 8GB or 16GB
    • Hard Drive: 250 - 500GB
    • Media Drive: CD-RW/DVD+-RW
    • Video RAM: 512MB or 1GB
  • Minimum Specifications

    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Hard Drive: 250GB
    • Media Drive: CD-RW/DVD
    • Video RAM: 256MB

Tablets

  • RAM: 32MB or 64MB Flash Storage
  • Hard Drive: 16GB or 32GB
  • Resolution: 1280x800, 2048x1536, or 2560x1600

Desktops

  • Recommended Specifications

    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7
    • RAM: 8GB or 16GB
    • Hard Drive: 500GB or 1TB
    • Media Drive: CD-RW/DVD+-RW or Blu-Ray/DVD burner
    • Video RAM: 1GB or higher
  • Minimum Specifications

    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Hard Drive: 512GB
    • Media Drive: CD-RW/DVD
    • Video RAM: 512MB
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