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Laptop Requirement and Support

All students are required to bring their own laptop to campus.

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. If there is nothing listed, you can follow the general college guidelines.

General Guidelines: New Computer Recommendations

New Windows System

  • Intel Core i5 Dual-core 2.50 GHz
  • Windows 10
  • 8GB RAM minimum
  • 500 GB Hard Drive or 256 SSD (solid state drive)
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Accidental Damage plan

New Mac System (General Use)

  • 13" MacBook Air or Pro
  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
  • 8GB 1866MHz memory
  • 256GB PCIe flash based storage
  • Apple Care Protection Plan

View Mac guidelines for Business majors, Graphic Design and Photography majors, and Interior Design 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 (Office 365 highly recommended)
  • Virus protection (which we provide for free for all students)
  • We partner with Kivuto to offer for student and faculty discounts on many software packages, including Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, Parallels and more

College Laptop Purchase Packages

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.

View College Laptop Purchase Packages


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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