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Computer Recommendations

If 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.

Accidents happen!  We strongly recommend purchasing Accidental Damage Protection with your new computer for the entire duration of your time at Washington College.


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Warranty note: Lenovo Ideapad warranty repairs require shipment to Lenovo; two week repair time.  Thinkpad and Thinkcentre warranty repairs are completed at Washington College within two days by our Lenovo certified warranty repair technicians.



Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 or better         Intel Core i5 or better
Operating System Mac OS X Mojave (10.14)  Windows 10
Memory 8 GB RAM or more  8 GB RAM or more
Hard Drive 256 GB or more  256 GB or more
Warranty AppleCare+ for Mac

Four year including Accidental Damage Protection

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

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