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Laptop Requirement and Support

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

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 Arts and Sciences- Applied math with actuarial science concentration use Business major requirement -  All other Arts & Sciences majors use General Endicott requirement

School of Business- Business laptop requirement

School of Communication- General Endicott requirement

School of Education- General Endicott requirement

School of Hospitality Management- Use Business major requirement

School of Nursing- General Endicott requirement

School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies- Use Business major requirement

School of Visual and Performing Arts- See Interior Architecture, Architectural Studies and Visual Communication majors’ laptop requirements pages. Art Therapy and Studio Art recommends a Macbook Pro 13" with specs that meet or preferable exceed those listed below.

College Laptop Purchase Packages are now available-click here!

General Guidelines: 2021 Computer Recommendations (minimum specs)

2021 Windows Minimum Specs (General Use)

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

View Windows/PC guidelines for Business majors, and Interior Architecture majors.

2021 Mac Minimum Specs  (General Use)

  • 13" MacBook (Air or Pro)
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5
  • 8GB 1866MHz memory
  • 256GB PCIe flash based storage
  • 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 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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