A few tips

The Department of Information Technology recommends that all users purchase computers that meet the following specifications in order to maximize their experience using our network.  This includes device connectivity for wireless access.

 

Computers

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel Core i3 Intel Core i5 or i7
Memory 4 GB 8 GB
Operating System Windows 7 or Mac OSX 10.8 Windows 7 or Mac OSX 10.8
Hard Drive 120 GB or Larger Desktops: HDD 500 GB or Larger
Laptops: SSD 250 GB or Larger
External Backup Drive - 500 GB or Larger
Optical Drive DVD+/-RW
(burns/reads CDs and DVDs)
DVD+/-RW
(burns/reads CDs and DVDs)
Networking Ethernet 10/100 Base-T
with RJ-45 connection
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T
with RJ-45 connection
Wireless Networking Desktops: Optional
Laptops: 802.11n
Desktops: Optional
Laptops: 802.11n+, ac
Productivity Software Office 2007 (PC) or Office 2011 (Mac) Office 2013 (PC) or Office 2011 (Mac)
or Office 365
External Ports VGA and HDMI VGA and HDMI

 

Tablets

  Android Windows iOS
Operating System

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

or higher

Windows 8

or higher

Apple iOS 7.1.2

or higher

Networking Wireless card 802.11n+, ac

 

Discounts

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