Computer Requirements

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

If you already have a computer, it must meet these requirements:

 

FOR INTEL BASED UNITS (Most Windows PC’s and Laptops):

Processor:

Minimum: Intel Core 2, or AMD Phenom

Recommended: Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 or AMD Phenom 2 or higher

RAM:

Minimum: 4GB or better 

Recommended: 8GB or better

OS: Windows 7 or Better
Hard Drive: 250GB or better
CD/DVD: DVDRW
Network Card:

Ethernet card and cable

WPA2 A/G/N Intel wireless card. (Atheros cards may or may not work on our network)

Software: Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 
(Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

 

FOR APPLE:

Processor:

Minimum: Intel Dual Core or Higher Mac

Recommended: Intel Core i5,i7 or Higher 

RAM: 8.0 GB or Better
OS:

Minimum: 10.8 (OSX Mountain Lion)

Recommended: 10.9 (OSX Mavericks) or later

Hard Drive: 250GB or better
Network Card:

Minimum: Ethernet card, Ethernet Adapter and Cable: WPA 2 A/G/N wireless card

Recommended: Ethernet card, Ethernet Adapter and Cable

Software: Microsoft Office or iWork
Additional Hardware: Recommended: HDMI or VGA Video Adapter

For computer use on campus, we recommend purchasing a laptop computer, MMC has partnered with Dell, Gateway and Macintosh Computers to give you the best deal offered with the following minimum specifications


FOR DELL COMPUTERS:

Please visit Dell.com for special quotes for Marymount students. A list of laptop choices are preconfigured, or you may shop Dell for any of their computer systems and get a 12% discount! You may also call Dell at 866-535-3580.


FOR OTHER COMPUTERS:

Visit the vendor’s website. Select Higher Education, call a selected account representative to place your order.


FOR APPLE COMPUTERS:

Shop on Marymount’s custom store at apple.com.

Marymount students, shop with education pricing at apple.com.  

Apple education pricing is a great way for college students and faculty and staff to purchase Mac computers, Apple software, and select accessories at special prices. Newly accepted students are also eligible, as are parents purchasing on behalf of their student. You are able to have your order shipped directly to you or choose to pick it up at your local Apple Store.

 Shop on Marymount’s custom store at apple.com.


ADDITIONAL BATTERY:

We recommend that each student purchase an additional battery. Not all classes are electrically wired to accommodate every student laptop.


TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

The college does not provide technical support for personal computers. We recommend that students either purchase the extended technical support program through the individual computer company or contact The Geek Squad at www.thegeeksquad.com or Geeks on Call at www.geeksoncall.com.

You may also contact Computer Overhauls at www.computeroverhauls.com, a company that gives Marymount Manhattan College a 15% discount.

Apple also gives you 90 days of complimentary telephone support and a year of repair coverage. You can extend your coverage with AppleCare Protection Plan. For hands-on help, visit the apple support page.

Purchase Apple Care with your Mac and save with Apple Education Pricing. 


 

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS:

For any questions relating to the purchase or compatibility of your computer, please contact our IT Department at 212-517-0580.