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Microsoft Office for Students
We are pleased to also announce that we are providing copies of Microsoft Office to current students. Instructions are here
Purchasing a computer
When purchasing a machine for school, you will be faced with an overwhelming number of choices and features. Below are minimum specifications for computers based on major. No matter which computer you bring to school, it should be newer than three years old and we strongly suggest purchasing a warranty which covers accidental damage.
Minimum General Specifications
|Minimum Specification for Students in:
Environmental Science, Forestry,
FWS (Wildlife, FWSW and Fisheries, FWSF),
and NRSS majors.
|Processor||Intel Celeron CPU or higher capable of
running Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
|2.2GHZ minimum; Hyper-threading (HHT)
or Multi-core recommended
Intel Core Duo, or Xeon Processors minimum
or equivalent AMD processor;
Intel i5 or i7 or equivalent strongly recommended
|Memory||Minimum 2GB||Minimum 4GB|
|Hard Drive||Minimum 32GB||500GB or greater|
|Screen Size||Minimum 11 Inch display||13 Inch screen or larger|
|Network||Wireless network card required|
|Operating System||Windows 7 or newer|
|Apple Computers||Most Apple laptops connect to the PSC Network
but there are some limitations. Not all software
used by professors is compatible with Apple products.