Computing Recommendations by School/CollegeSchool or CollegeRecommendationsSchool of ArchitectureYou will use computers for CAD, 3D modeling, graphic design and architecture-specific applications. Macintosh users will need to run Windows in order to use certain programs. For more information visit http://soa.syr.edu/compbuyCollege of Arts and SciencesA&;S students should have their own Macintosh or Windows computer, preferably a laptop.School of EducationSOE students are encouraged to have a laptop computer. Students who are dually enrolled with music or art education should check The College of Visual and Performing Arts' recommendations to ensure they have the computer and software required.College of Engineering and Computer ScienceE&;CS students are strongly encouraged to have a notebook computer; for more specific information visit https://answers.syr.edu/x/0gGFAg.David B. Falk College of Sport and Human DynamicsStudents should have a personal laptop or desktop computer.School of Information StudiesiSchool students must have a laptop with Windows 10, Mac OS X 10, or Linux. Chromebooks are not adequate. Several courses use Windows applications, which Mac users can run in our physical or remote access labs or, in most cases, via virtualization. Laptops should have a minimum of 8GB RAM (16GB if attempting virtualization using VMware, VirtualBox or Parallels), an HDMI adapter, and 25GB of storage reserved for iSchool courses. Visit http://ischool.syr.edu/it for more information.College of LawCollege of Law students are required to arrive with a laptop in good working condition and to maintain that laptop in good working condition for the time they are here. Most modern laptops running Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X, purchased within the last 3 years, should be sufficient. Chromebooks or devices running Linux are not supported.The Martin J. Whitman School of ManagementFor information on computer hardware and software recommendations for incoming Whitman School of Management students, please visit http://whitman.syr.edu/techrecs.Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public AffairsStudents are encouraged to have their own laptops. 8-16GB of RAM is recommended for students using their laptop for statistical (i.e. Stata, SPSS) or cartographic software such as ArcGIS.S.I. Newhouse School of Public CommunicationsRecommend students bring a computer. Newhouse provides extensive access to lab computers for completing class-related work, but students should be able to check email, browse the web and write papers outside of the labs.College of Visual and Performing ArtsFor information on computer hardware and software recommendations for incoming Visual and Performing Arts students, please visit http://vpa.syr.edu/computingrecommendations.University College
(Continuing Education)Students should have access to a personal desktop or laptop computer. Please refer to your appropriate school or college for computer requirements specific to your program of study.SUNY ESFTo handle the demands of advanced academic applications, document formats, media, etc... your computer should have at least an Intel i5 processor, 8GB memory and a 256GB Hard Drive. The preconfigured systems available to ESF students through the SU Bookstore meet these specifications. If you already have a computer, or purchase one elsewhere, use these specifications to assess your system. If your current system doesn't meet these approximate minimums, we suggest that you anticipate needing to replace it at some point during your years at ESF. Visit http://helpdesk.esf.edu/cns/ComputingCenter/PersonalComputing.aspx for more information.SU students can download and install Microsoft Office desktop applications on up to five computers (PC, Mac) and five mobile devices (iOS, Android). And it's FREE! For details, please visit Software Applications - Office 365 ProPlus - Answers.