Purchasing a new computer

IT Services recommends the following for new students considering the purchase of a computer:

Regardless of operating system, we recommend students purchase a laptop to take full advantage of wireless network access in all buildings on campus.

  • At least an Intel Core i5 Processor (Third Generation Core i5 – Ivy Bridge)
    • Note: AMD processors are also acceptable for PCs.
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB hard drive
    • A solid state drive (SSD) is preferable.
If you are purchasing a PC:If you are purchasing a Mac:
Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 OS X 10.7 or higher


Printer, thumb drive, surge protector, at least one year on-site warranty (ITS does not offer repair services)