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Please consider the minimum specifications carefully.  It is also important to note that if you want a personal computer that will last your entire college career, you will need to purchase a computer system that does more than meet the minimum specifications.  Computer software and hardware are developing at an incredible pace, and as such we review our specifications each year.

PC:

Required Minimum Computer Hardware Specifications:
  • A processor with a Passmark rating of 1,200 or greater
  • 120 Gigabyte hard drive or larger
  • DVD Drive
  • 4 GB memory 
  • USB Memory Drive
  • Integrated Wireless 802.11 b/g or b/g/n network card.

Required Operating System:
  • Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate)
  • Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate)
  • Windows 8 (Basic, Professional, or Enterprise)
  • Windows 8.1 (Basic, Professional, or Enterprise)
     
    • Older versions (example Windows XP) are past end of life, are no longer supported by Microsoft and cannot be used on campus.

Optional items:
  • Spare battery (Highly recommended)
  • Application Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2013 (available through campus licensing on dwu.onthehub.com)
      (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher) 

Mac:

Required Operating System:
  • OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
  • OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) 
  • OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

Optional items:
  • Spare battery (Highly recommended)
  • Application Software:

Notes:

*  Systems that do not meet ALL requirements will not be granted network access.