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University Technology Services

IT Services for Students


Minimum Computer Recommendations

The minimum computer recommendations listed below are meant to provide a general guideline for purchasing a new computer.

Specification Mac Windows
Operating System macOS Sierra Windows 10
Processor  1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core M3 2.0 GHz Intel Core i3 Processor 
Memory   8GB  8GB 
Storage   256GB 


Protection AppleCare+

Extended warranty


Specification Mac Windows
Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 
Wired Gigabit Ethernet  Gigabit Ethernet


Specification Mac Windows
Microsoft Office 365 Free to all students Free to all students
Antivirus software Free to all students Included in Windows 8 and 10; Free to all students