On the PC side, we recommend HP and Dell because of their warranty/service. Purchasing a generic, no name brand may save you money up front, but if you experience hardware issues down the road, service may become an issue. Dell offers a next day, onsite support policy for three years as does HP.
- At least 2048 megabytes or 2 gigs of RAM/memory.
- At least a 160 Gigabyte (GB) hard drive. A hard drive with a speed of 7200 RPMs or better.
- At least a 2.0 Gigahertz (GHz) processor.
- 3 year limited warranty 3 year at home service and lifetime phone support and complete care for laptops.
To purchase a Dell computer with education discounts through CCSU, go to http://www.dell.com/dellu/ccsu.
To purchase an HP laptop with education discounts through CCSU, go to http://www.campusit.us/ccsu/.
Students, if you are considering buying a computer for educational purposes, you may want to contact your field of study advisors for recommendations on computer purchases as some schools may have different recommendations to better serve the needs of both faculty and students.