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I want to buy a new computer. What should I buy?

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014  |  372 Views

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Trine University encourages Students to bring their own computer, mobile and gaming devices.  Technology standards/recommendations are designed to meet our student needs. The University Operating System standard is Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010 as our choice for general usage within the classroom. 

If Students are purchasing a new personal computer, please see the Trine University suggested discounted systems online at:  http://www.trine.bkstr.com.  Discounted Microsoft and Adobe software is also available on Trine’s website at http://trine.onthehub.com.  Students should review technical standards with Dean and/or Chairs of the Departments to establish computer specifications and direction of device.  Recommendations below:

Existing and New Computer Hardware Recommendations

Specifics

Windows

Macintosh

Processor:

2GB or 2GHz - Dual Core

2GB or 2.4 GHz Duo

Memory (RAM):

4GB

2GB

Hard Drive:

100GB or 200GB

120GB or 250GB

Wireless/Network Card:

Wireless: 802.11n, Ethernet
(5GHz) – Wireless 108Mbpc PCI

Wireless: 802.11n, Ethernet
(5GHz) – Wireless 108Mbpc PCI

Optical Drive:

16X or 24X DVD-ROM/DVD-RW

SuperDrive

Removable Storage:

8GB USB Flash

8GB USB Flash

Backup Storage:

120GB minimum

120GB minimum

Operating System:

Windows 7

OS 10.7

 

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