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Computer Recommendations

imageIf you are buying a new computer, it’s important to choose a solution that will support your needs over the next 3-4 years. While we support all computer systems, we strongly encourage the purchase of new Apple and Lenovo notebook systems. If you work with graphics, video or other demanding applications you may want to increase the RAM and hard drive size, as well as upgrade the graphics card.

MACINTOSH

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WINDOWS

Purchase now through the custom Lenovo store which includes Washington College’s recommended Lenovo systems.

 

MACINTOSH

 WINDOWS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 or better         Intel Core i5 or better
Operating System Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)  Windows 8.1
Memory 8 GB RAM or more  8 GB RAM or more
Hard Drive 500 GB or more  500 GB or more
Display Able to display 1280 x 800 or higher resolution in 24-bit color  Able to display 1280 x 800 or higher resolution in 24-bit color
Optical Drive DVD-R/W & CD-R/W (internal or external)  DVD-R/W & CD-R/W (internal or external)
Networking OEM installed Ethernet connection 10/100/1000 & dual band WiFi OEM installed Ethernet connection 10/100/1000 & dual band WiFi
External Storage 500 GB Hard Drive/ 8 GB Flash Drive  500 GB Hard Drive/ 8 GB Flash Drive 

**Please note: these are recommendations, NOT requirements.

Computers listed on the Lenovo site will have lower hardware specs by default.  You can easily change them by using the Customize option on the Lenovo site.

Eric Bishop is available at ebishop2@washcoll.edu if you need help configuring Lenovo products.


Please contact the HelpDesk at 410-778-7777 if you have any other questions. You can also email the HelpDesk at helpdesk@washcoll.edu.