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New Student Computer Hardware Configuration

 

Recommended PC/MAC Laptop Hardware

 

Technology Services establishes recommended hardware guidelines to assist in purchasing a computer for use at Samford University. Check with your individual school or department for additional requirements.

Note: Check with your advisor to see if your major requires any specialty software.

PC/MAC — Minimum Configuration

 

Expect to use the computer for basic productivity, running multiple applications such as e-mail, web browsing, word processing, music and video players, and photo organization.

 

 

Windows Operating System
Category Description
   
Processor Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
Memory 4 GB RAM
Hard drive At least 500 GB SATA hard disk (7200 RPM)
CD/DVD drive Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps (Gigabit) Ethernet
Wireless 802.11 a/g/n (WPA2 Enterprise-compatible)
Video card/VRAM        256 MB video RAM
Ports  At least 3 USB 2.0 ports
Battery 6-cell battery
Operating system Windows 7 64-bit

 

 

Mac Operating System
Category Description
   
Processor Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
Memory 4 GB RAM
Hard drive At least 500 GB SATA hard disk (7200 RPM)
CD/DVD drive Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps (Gigabit) Ethernet
Wireless 802.11 a/g/n (WPA2 Enterprise-compatible)
Video card/VRAM        256 MB video RAM
Ports  At least 3 USB 2.0 ports
Battery 6-cell battery
Operating system Mac OS 10.8.2

 

Software: 

You will need word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and browser software at a minimum. 

Support:

Your questions may be answered by visiting our web page at www.samford.edu/ts You can contact us by phone 24/7, 365 days at 205-726-2662.  We can reached by email (not 24/7) at support@samford.edu.


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