Computer Recommendations

While not a campus-wide requirement, many students consider having a personal computer extremely helpful in completing coursework and utilizing the university's online services. Some academic departments have specific technological requirements for students:



The following systems are meant to be guidelines for purchasing new systems. Some IT Partners offer discounts for the purchase of new systems. For questions about how well your current system will work, call the IT Helpdesk at (662) 915-5222.


PC Laptop
Processor: Core i3 or better
RAM: 4 GB
Video Card: 256 MB
Monitor: 13" Display
Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger
CD-ROM Drive: DVD±RW/CDRW
Additional Storage: USB Flash Drive
Operating System: Windows® 7 Home Premium (Windows® 7 Professional preferred)
Network Card: 10/100 Wired Ethernet Card
Wireless: Wireless 802.11 g
Warranty: 3-year onsite service and support with accidental damage coverage
Software: Microsoft Office 2013

PC Desktop
Processor: Core i3 or better
RAM: 4 GB
Video Card: 256 MB
Monitor: 17" Monitor
Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger
CD-ROM Drive: DVD±R/W/CD-RW
Network Card: 10/100 Wired Ethernet Card
Additional Storage: USB Flash Drive
Operating System: Windows® 7 Home Premium (Windows® 7 Professional preferred)
Warranty: 3-year onsite service and support with accidental damage coverage
Software: Microsoft Office 2013

Mac Laptop
Processor: Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Display: 13" Display
Hard Drive: 500 GB or larger
CD-ROM Drive: Apple USB SuperDrive
Wireless: AirPort Extreme built-in
Additional Storage: USB Flash Drive
Operating System: MacOS X
Warranty: AppleCare Protection Plan. Does not cover accidental damage.
Software: Microsoft Office 2011

Mac Desktop
Processor: Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Display: 21.5" Widescreen LCD
Hard Drive: 500 GB
CD-ROM Drive: Apple USB SuperDrive
Additional Storage: USB Flash Drive
Operating System: MacOS X
Warranty: AppleCare Protection Plan. Does not cover accidental damage.
Software: Microsoft Office 2011

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