Computer Specifications


Computer Specifications – FALL 2014

To maximize your compatibility with Fordham University network resources and applications and to minimize the potential for interruption of services due to computer failures, Fordham recommends the following guidelines when purchasing a computer.
 



WINDOWS PC LAPTOP 
 
Recommended
CPU:  
Intel dual-core running at 2.0Ghz or higher
Operating System:  
Windows 7
Applications: 
Microsoft Office 2010
Hard Drive: 
250GB or higher
Memory (RAM): 
4GB or higher
Network - Wired: 
Standard 10/100 Ethernet Card & Cable
Network - Wireless: 
An 802.11n compliant card

MACHINTOSH LAPTOP
 
Recommended
CPU:  
Intel dual-core running at 2.0Ghz or higher
Operating System:  
Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
Applications: 
Microsoft Office 2011
Hard Drive: 
250GB or higher
Memory (RAM): 
4GB or higher
Network - Wired: 
Standard 10/100 Ethernet Card & Cable
Network - Wireless: 
An 802.11n compliant card




Antivirus: Fordham University provides all students with the latest Symantec Anti-virus Software and Firewall at no additional charge. We require that the software be installed prior to connecting to the Fordham Network, visit http://www.fordham.edu/antivirus to download.

Warranty: We recommend that you purchase a 3-year warranty, which includes parts, labor, and onsite repair.

*Note: We are in the process of evaluating the latest browsers, this software and support of these products will be limited until evaluation and testing is completed. Until then, there may be compatibility issues with some browsers and Fordham online applications. Please check the Fordham IT Supported Software page for the current list of supported software.




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