Any NEW desktop or laptop computer (PC or MAC) should meet the recommended requirements for Mansfield University Students.
We recommend that your new PC have, at a minimum, Windows 7 Home Premium. If your PC comes with Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Starter, we recommend you consider upgrading those versions. This is a recommendation, not a requirement.
If your purchase a PC with a Linux based OS such as Ubuntu, or the new Chrome OS, CT will not guarantee any level of service on those devices.
A new laptop PC should have both wireless (WiFi) capability, and have an Ethernet jack. On a desktop, WiFi is optional.
Any new Mac purchased will contain the latest OS and will work fine on the campus network.
An Ink-jet or laser printer. We do not support Wireless (WiFi) printers at this time. We recommend connected your printer via USB cable to your computer.
We recommend that you include Microsoft Office 2013 for PC, or Office 2011 for Mac with your new system. It will likely be available as an upgrade option. Also include a virus protection program. We recommend downloading Microsoft Security Essentials for virus/malware protection. Download at windows.microsoft.com/mse