Computer Recommendations

Computer Recommendations

When purchasing a new computer, make certain you have sufficient support and service. Although Brock offers technical support, you may be directed to the computer manufacturer or dealer for warranty issues or for specific support issues.

If you decide to go with a laptop, purchase a well-known brand that will offer the necessary service and support. Consult with the Help Desk for recommendations. See the Dell's Brock Premier site for special pricing for Brock students, faculty and staff. Dell Computer Purchases access is located from the main ITS page.
The following are the minimum system requirements we prefer at Brock. Any system greater then the following will increase performance but cost will be an issue.
 
Minimum Requirements for a PC 
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor (2.4 GHz or higher)
Memory (RAM) 2 GB RAM
Hard Drive 250 GB
Video Card 256 MB Video Card
Optical Drive CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD
Operating System Windows 7 Pro
 
Minimum Requirements for a Macintosh
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory (RAM) 4 GB RAM
Hard Drive 80 GB Hard Drive
Operating System OS X 10.7.x Lion

 

Recommended System Requirements for a Macintosh

If you are going to purchase a Macintosh, below are the recommended specifications for that type of system (this is an example of a MacBook that can be purchased from the Brock Bookstore).
Processor Intel Core i5
Memory (RAM) 4 GB RAM
Hard Drive 300 GB
Operating System OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion