Recommended Configuration

Software

Norton Anti-Virus: An application that helps to protect your computer from viruses which are destructive programs that can corrupt and destroy your hard drive or files on your hard drive.

Microsoft Office 97/2000 Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) & Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) : Microsoft Word - a word processor, Microsoft Excel - a spreadsheet application, Microsoft PowerPoint - a presentation application, and Microsoft Access - a database application all help students complete their course work.

Operating System(s): There are known network connectivity issues with Microsoft Windows 98. Network connectivity deals with network cards not modems. Therefore, the following operating systems are recommended in the following order: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT and Microsoft Windows 98.

Hardware

The components below are the minimum recommended system requirements for a laptop/notebook computer or a desktop/tower computer. The purpose of these minimum specifications is to make sure that your computer purchase will effectively serve you for a minimum of three to four years.

Tower/Desktop Computer Minimum Hardware Requirements
Cache 512 KB pipeline burst cache
Chassis desktop, mini-tower, tower
CD-ROM DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, or a standard 40X CD-ROM
Hard Drive 10 GB
Keyboard Windows 104 keyboard
Modem 56K v.90 modem (necessary for off-campus living)
Monitor 15" with .28 dpi resolution
Multimedia 16 bit stereo sound card and a pair of speakers
Network Card 3 Com 10/100 Ethernet (necessary for on-campus living)
Processor 650 MHz Pentium III
RAM 128 MB main memory
Video RAM 8 MB
I/O Connectors 2 Universal Serial bus (USB) ports: 512 KB pipeline burst cache
Laptop/Notebook Computer Minimum Hardware Requirements
Battery Lithium Ion
Cache 256 KB pipeline burst cache
Chassis laptop or notebook
CD-ROM DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, or a standard 24X CD-ROM
Display Screen 13"
Hard Drive 4 GB
Modem 56K v. 90 modem (necessary for off-campus living)
Multimedia 16 bit stereo sound card and a set of speakers
Network Card 3 Com 10/100 Ethernet (necessary for on-campus living)
Processor 450MHz Pentium III
RAM 128 MB main memory
Storage Drive Iomega 100MB zip drive (Zip drives are useful for backing up files and are available in the open access labs.)
Video RAM 4 MB
I/O Connectors 1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) port *Note: A combination modem/network card will help to conserve the available PCMCIA slots.
  Security Lock and Surge Suppressor