Please note: Any laptop or desktop computer sold by Apple will work on our network, but we do recommend the following configuration:
Apple Mac - Laptop
Mac OS X El Capitan
Microsoft Office 365 Professional Edition
8 gigabytes or more random access memory (RAM)
256 gigabyte or larger SSD hard drive
built-in 802.11 n or ac Wi-Fi wireless adapter
inkjet or laser printer
AppleCare Protection Plan for three-year extended warranty
Other Options to Consider
Below are some other options that you may want to consider:
Upgrade to 16 gigabytes (GB) of memory, for better performance, if funds permit.
Consider upgrading to a larger hard drive, for greater multimedia storage, if funds permit.
We recommend notebooks over desktop computers, but if you do decide that a desktop is what you want, you don't need the wireless adapter. It will already have Ethernet built-in, and each residence hall room has Ethernet ports available for high speed Internet access for each resident.