Computer Specifications

Please consider the following recommendations when choosing a personal computer for individual use or for choosing computer for faculty and staff use when accessing the university’s applications and network resources.  These recommendations take into account the performance levels needed to effectively execute applications used throughout the campus. 

Recommended COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS
For Personal Computers
Student Faculty and Staff
  • Intel Core i5 or i7, or AMD Phenom
  • 8 GB memory
  • 250 GB hard drive or higher
  • Ethernet card and cable or a USB Ethernet Adapter (for models without an Ethernet Port)
  • WPA2 Wireless
  • Windows 7 Home Premium or Higher
  • Office 2016 Free via O365 account  
  • Intel® Core™ i5, i7 
  • 8 GB Memory or more
  • 256 GB Solid State HDD
  • Ethernet card and cable or USB Ethernet Adapter (for models without an Ethernet Port)
  • WPA2 Wireless
  • Windows 7 or Windows 10 
  • Office 2016 Free via O365 account
Recommended COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS
FOR MACS
Student Faculty and Staff
  • Intel i5 or i7 Mac
  • 8 GB memory
  • 250 GB hard drive or higher
  • Ethernet card and cable or USB Ethernet Adapter (for models without an Ethernet Port)
  • WPA2 Wireless
  • OS 10.11 or Higher
  • Office 2016 Free via O365 account
  • Intel i5,i7 Mac
  • 8 GB memory
  • 256 GB Solid State HDD
  • Ethernet card and cable or USB Ethernet Adapter (for models without an Ethernet Port)
  • WPA2 Wireless
  • Operating system 10.11 or higher
  • Office 2016 Free via O365 account