While the university has numerous computer labs available for student use, many students choose to bring their own computers with them. When choosing a new computer, it should be purchased based on its primary use. For instance, a computer that will be running processor- and memory-intensive programs such as AutoCAD, ProE, or Labview will need to have higher-end processor and memory than one primarily for web browsing and word processing will only need to meet the minimum requirements.
NOTE: All relevant software for courses WILL be available at either the Library or in a specific lab on campus and so it is not necessary to have a laptop or desktop that can handle this software. Many if not all of these Labs have 24/7 Access.
Additionally, we recommend that students purchase a warranty that will cover the students expected stay at the university and have provisions for an expedient turn around should repairs be needed. Only limited support is provided to student-owned systems.
To assist you in choosing a computer, please see our Computer Guidelines and Specifications page.Tags: new student, purchase