Recommended Notebook Computer Requirements

 

 

Notebook Computer Requirements & Recommendations

The Information Technology department at William James College provides our campus network with WI-FI access. The following recommended notebook computer specifications, should be considered when choosing a laptop for use during your graduate studies at the WJC. These recommendations will ensure the operating system and its application software meets the hardware requirements needed to effectively execute applications used by the majority of our students.

We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:

PC: 

  • Intel® Dual Core™ Processor
  • 4 GB memory or Higher
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • Windows 7 Home Premium or Higher (Windows 8)
  • Microsoft Office 365 is provided by the school
  • Encrypted USB device (optional)
  • Ethernet port (optional) and WIFI (required) 802.11n or Higher
  • Anti-Virus (Free to enrolled students at the IT office)

MAC:

  • Intel® Dual Core™ Processor
  • 4 GB memory or Higher
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • Operating system 10.7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 365 provided by the school
  • Encrypted USB device (optional)
  • Ethernet port (optional) and WIFI (required) 802.11n or Higher
  • Anti-Virus (Free to enrolled students at the IT office)

 

Please note: 

IPADs, netbooks, Android based tablets, Microsoft Surface RT, eReaders, IPhones, Android phones and other similar devices are not recommended as a student’s primary notebook computer due to the various limitations of these devices. However, a Microsoft Surface Pro (not RT) would be an exception given that you also purchase the external keyboard and wouldn’t mind its 4 hour battery life.

 

 

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