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Because you’ll be studying highly technical subjects, we recommend you invest in a laptop computer that exceeds the minimum university computer requirements. For most majors, a laptop with a minimum of 4GB RAM, 250G hard drive and DVD-RW is recommended. The Dell Latitude 6330, Dell Latitude 6430, Dell Latitude 6530 meet these system requirements, as does the Apple MacBook Pro.
Windows machines are recommended for most Russ College majors, but the MacBook Pro is recommended for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science majors. If purchasing an Apple system, it can be configured to dual boot Windows to run most engineering software with an alternate operating system launcher, i.e. Boot Camp or VMware Fusion or Parallels. We do recommend that you purchase the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
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