Student Computer Specifications

SUNY Oneonta is among the most wired colleges in the country. Our educational resources incorporate significant use of computer technology. In order for students to fully take advantage of all of our technological resources, we recommend that the computer you bring to campus meet or exceed recommended specifications regarding speed, storage space, memory, and applications. Listed below are recommended computer specifications for computer systems, and some applications we recommend the computer to have.

New Desktop PC

New Laptop PC

New Mac Desktop

New Mac Laptop

Operating System

Windows 10

Windows 10

OS X 10.14 (Mojave)

OS X 10.14 (Mojave)

Processor

Intel® Core™ i5

Intel® Core™ i5

Intel Core i5

Intel Core i5

Memory

16GB

16GB

16GB

16GB

Hard Drive

256 SSD

256 SSD

256 SSD

256 SSD

Warranty: 1 Year warranty come standard on most computer purchases. We recommend extending that to 3 years.

Wireless: In order to connect to the college's wireless network, your wireless device must support 802.11B, 802.11G, or 802.11N. All current laptops connect to the internet wirelessly. If buying a desktop, please make sure the computer has this capability.

External Storage: The College provides 5 TB of Cloud Storage through Office365 - OneDrive.

Printers: Printing is available on campus so a printer is not necessary.

Software: Microsoft Office 365 is available free for students.

Educational Discounts: May be available through Dell, HP and Apple.

For questions contact the IT Service Desk by emailing helpme@oneonta.edu or by calling (607) 436-4567.

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