Adelphi offers special discounted pricing on hardware and software:
Please note that Adelphi’s computer labs support the following operating systems:
For most students, a laptop (Windows or Mac) with wireless connection capabilities and Microsoft Office should meet your needs. For those who need to produce more sophisticated multimedia content, we recommend using an Apple Macintosh. Apple’s computers come with a variety of basic video, audio and photo editing tools.
Generally, if you are buying a new computer, the IT department recommends the following hardware for a basic system:
PC System Configuration:
Macintosh System Configuration:
New name-brand computers often come bundled together with software, or deals are often available that include adding Microsoft Office as part of the purchase.
Laptops should meet the following minimum specifications:
If you plan to purchase a new Mac laptop, the Apple MacBook will be sufficient for most students. The Apple MacBook Pro is recommended only for students interested in editing professional video or audio on their laptops. Professional industry editing applications like Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer require an independent video card that is included in the MacBook Pro.
Printing is available in the computing labs on campus, at a set amount for each semester. Some students prefer the convenience of having a personal printer. If you are buying a Mac and decide to buy a printer from a vendor other than Apple, check the printer specifications to make sure it will work with your specific version of Mac OS X.
Cables are not always included. Ask your printer vendor which cable you need. There are several different types and they are not interchangeable.