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Hardware Recommendations

The following specs are just guidelines for purchasing a new computer.  ITS does not favor any manufacturer or platform over another. When deciding between a Mac and PC, whichever platform the student is most comfortable using is suggested. When purchasing new equpiment, you will want to considering buying a computer that will last at least 3-4 years, and you may consider purchasing an extended warranty to protect against accidental damage.

 

Microsoft Windows PC

  •  Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  •  2+ GHz or faster processor
  •  4+ GB RAM
  •  Any version except “Home Basic” or “Starter”
  •  802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter
  •  100+ GB hard drive

 

Apple:

  •  Mac OS 10.9 or newer
  •  2+ GHz or faster processor
  •  4+ GB RAM
  •  802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter
  •  100+ GB Hard Drive