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Personal Computers

Whether you already own or are considering purchasing a new Microsoft Windows system or a new Mac, either will generally provide sufficient performance within our environment. We recommend purchasing a system with an Intel Core i3 processor or better, or equivalent AMD product, at least 2GB of RAM, and an 120GB hard drive or larger. When running Windows or Mac OS X, a video card with at least 128MB of memory is highly recommended.

Although we don't endorse any specific companies, here are some popular stores at which you may use your educational discount:

Windows and MS Office
If you are purchasing Windows 7 or are planning to have Windows 7 installed on your machine, be sure to install/select the Windows 7 Professional operating system. Windows 7 and Office Professional are available at discount to CBU students by using the Microsoft academic site.

Minimum System Requirements
The minimum system requirements for the CBU network are:

Operating System Processor Network Adapter Hard Drive RAM
Windows 7 or later core i3 or better 100/1000 plus 802.11N 120GB or more 2GB or more
Mac OS X 10.6 or later core i5 or better 100/1000 plus 802.11N 500GB hard disk or 128GB solid state disk 4GB or more