Students are not required to have their own computers. If you do wish to use your own computer, Suffolk suggests that you consider the following recommendations when thinking about bringing your computer to campus or buying a new one.

Feature Windows Based Mac 
Operating System

Recommended: Windows 7 Home Premium

Minimum: Windows XP

Recommended: Mac OS X 10.7

Minimum: Mac OS X 10.5

Processor Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD x2 Dual Core Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM

Recommended: 4 GBMinimum: 2 GB

Minimum: 2 GB

Recommended: 4 GB

Minimum: 2 GB

Hard Drive 160 GB or larger 160 GB or larger
Optical Storage DVD ROM CD/RW DVD ROM CD/RW
Ethernet Card Integrated or 3COM 10/100 Integrated (USB adapter for Mac Air)
Wireless* Wireless 802.11 b/g/n Airport
Accessories Surge Protector Surge Protector

* Please note that personal routers are not allowed in the residence halls