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 8GB RAM, 250G SSD HD and DVD-RW is recommended. A properly configured Dell Latitude E5470, E5570, and E7470 meet the system requirements, as does the Apple MacBook Pro 13" Retina 256GB.
Windows computers are recommended for most Russ College majors, but the MacBook Pro works equally as well for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science majors. If purchasing an Apple system, all Windows-based engineering software can be accessed via our Virtual Desktop Environment at https://mydesktop.ohio.edu/