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Laptop Requirement and Support

All students are required to bring their own laptop to campus. Note: Chromebooks and iPads do NOT satisfy the laptop requirement.

College Laptop Purchase Packages are now available-click here!

Some majors have their own specific requirements, and some majors do not. If you know your major, check the school or department for specific requirements or click one of the links below. If there is nothing listed, you can follow the general college guidelines.

School of Science and Technology- Applied math with actuarial science concentration use Business major requirement - For all other Science and Technology (STEM) majors, a Windows (PC) is recommended, minimum specs are below.  Note: A Mac or a PC with lower specs may not run all the software applications required for the various programs in these majors. 

School of Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities- Use General Endicott requirement

School of Business (includes Hospitality)- Business laptop requirement

School of Education- General Endicott requirement

School of Nursing- General Endicott requirement

School of Sport Science- Sports Management majors with a minor in Business- Use Business major requirement Exercise Science and Athletic Training- Use General Endicott requirement

School of Visual and Performing Arts- See Department of Architectural + Design Studies Laptop Requirements and Visual Communication majors’ laptop requirements pages. Art Therapy and Studio Art recommend a Macbook Pro 13" with specs that meet or preferable exceed those listed below. Click here for more details.

College Laptop Purchase Packages are now available-click here!

General Guidelines: 2021 Computer Recommendations (minimum specs)

2021 Windows Minimum Specs (General Use)

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 (no older than 9th generation) or AMD Ryzen 4500U or newer
  • 8GB RAM DDR4 2933MHz
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD; PCIe or NVMe)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax

View Windows/PC guidelines for Business majors, and Architectural + Design Studies

2021 Windows Recommended Specs for STEM majors

  • 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 4700U or newer
  • 8GB RAM DDR4 2933MHz
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD; PCIe or NVMe)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax

2021 Mac Minimum Specs  (General Use)

  • 13" MacBook (Air or Pro)
  • Apple M1 chip or 9th generation Intel i5
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Wifi
  • Apple Care Protection Plan

View Mac guidelines for Graphic Design and Photography majors

Additional Hardware (Windows and Mac)

  • All students should also have a 25' Category 5 or 6 Ethernet network cable
  • USB flash memory stick and/or external hard drive for saving and backing-up data
  • Be sure to bring all media and peripheral devices that came with your computer (installation CD, license, manuals, sales receipt, etc.)

Software (Windows and Mac) 

  • Microsoft Office 365  
  • Virus protection
  • We partner with Kivuto to offer for student and faculty discounts on many software packages, including Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, Endnote, Parallels and more.

All Endicott undergraduate students can download Microsoft Office 365 for free!

College Laptop Purchase Packages are now available-click here!

For your convenience, you can purchase a computer through our vendor partner, Micros Northeast. Micros Northeast Inc. provides special pricing on a state-of-the-art laptop computer every year. Special pricing will be extended to all new and returning students, all faculty and staff of, as well as to the families of our students.


When you purchase your laptop through Micros Northeast you also receive comprehensive support.

The Lenovo laptop comes standard with three years warranty and accidental damage protection. Students (outside of the visual communication major) who select to purchase an Apple computer have the opportunity to extend their basic warranty to include extended warranty and accidental damage protection for as long as 3 years.

Accidental damage protection covers your computer from issues such as spills, drops and surges which are not normally covered by the manufactures basic warranty.

For questions regarding the Student PC Program, please contact: Frank Cieri, 781-935-1456.

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