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Personal Computer Purchases and Specifications

Fordham University encourages but does not require students to bring their own computers to campus. The University supports both PC and Mac operating systems. Gabelli School of Business students are encouraged to purchase a PC due to needing to run the program Microsoft Access.

Special Computer Pricing for Students, Faculty, and Staff
Fordham IT has established relationships with Dell, Apple, and Lenovo, who grant special pricing to Fordham students and employees. The University does not endorse any platform or vendor. Pricing is set by the individual computer company, and questions about pricing of products should be directed to the company. Each vendor has bundled machines with features that meet or exceed our recommended specifications, which are listed below. Consider purchasing an extended, three-year warranty to protect your computer against accidents. Visit the vendors' sites to access the special pricing.

Computer Specifications
Use the computer specifications to maximize your PC or Mac's compatibility with Fordham University's network resources and applications to minimize the potential for interruption of services due to computer failures.

The Software Master List and Download page lists all the software Fordham IT supports, including Bitdefender, an antivirus application, which is available at no charge to members of the Fordham University community. Prior to connecting to the Fordham network, antivirus software must be installed on your Mac or Windows computer.