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Guidelines for computer purchases

These guidelines are designed to assist students who plan to purchase computers by providing minimum specifications for the primary hardware components for both desktops and laptops. Monitor/screen size, video cards, sound cards, etc. should be selected based on personal preference and intended use of the computer.

Note: The College of Visual &Performing Arts provides specific computer requirements for its students.

Guidelines

Apple Desktop

  • Processor: 2.7GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory/RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 500GB
  • Optical Drive: 8x double-layer SuperDrive
  • Operating system: 10.7

Apple Laptop

  • Processor: 2.5GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory/RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 500GB
  • Optical Drive: 8x Slot-loading SuperDrive
  • Operating system: 10.7

Apple Purchasing Information

 

Windows Desktop

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Memory/RAM: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 500GB
  • Optical Drive: DVD Burner
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Internal Intel WiMAX card if available

Windows Laptop

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Memory/RAM:4GB
  • Hard Drive: 320GB
  • Optical Drive: DVD Burner
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Internal Intel WiMAX card if available

PC Purchasing Information

 

The University of Massachusetts is pleased to offer the U$ave purchasing program for personal computers. This purchasing program takes advantage of the volume purchasing power of all five University campuses and returns substantial discounts to the purchaser.

As a student, staff or faculty member of UMass Dartmouth, you can take advantage of lower prices on computer and electronics equipment from select U$ave program vendors. These prices are only available to UMass students, faculty and staff, and only on select equipment.

Enter the UMass U$ave program

Special pricing is available online for personal (students/faculty/staff) and institutional purchase.

Financial aid considerations

The Financial Aid Office has funding options available for students wishing to use financial aid to cover the purchase of a laptop. Please go to the Financial Aid page for more information.

More information about financial aid and computerpurchases

For more information about the program and computer specifications contact the procurement team at ITProcurement@umassd.edu or at 508-999-8790.

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