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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/Write 16x 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.