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Student Recommendations & Licenses

Student Hardware Recommendations

Below are recommendations to follow when considering purchasing a computer. Consider purchasing accidental coverage when purchasing a device. This will provide coverage for accidents that warranties will not cover.

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Laptop Computers

Recommended Configurations
Processor (CPU):i5, i7
Operating System:MS Windows 10
Memory:8.0 GB
Storage:500 GB
DVD Read/Write:8x DVD Read/Write
Wireless:Intel
Video Card:NVIDIA/ Intel
Warranty:3 Year Warranty
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MacBook

Recommended Configurations
Processor (CPU):i5, i7
Operating System:El Capitan
Memory:8.0 GB
Storage:500 GB
Warranty:Apple Care 3 Years
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Desktop Computers

Recommended Configurations
Processor (CPU):i5, i7
Operating System:MS Windows 10
Memory:8 GB
Storage:1 TB Hard Drive
DVD Read/Write16x DVD Read/Write
Monitor/ Display:22" Flat Panel
Video Card:NVIDIA/ Intel
Warranty:3 yr. Warranty

Our recommendations are meant to provide general guidelines on which computer configurations work best in the UMass Lowell computing environment.