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SUNY Oneonta is among the most wired colleges in the country. Our educational resources incorporate significant use of computer technology. In order for students to fully take advantage of all of our technological resources, we recommend that the computer you bring to campus meet or exceed recommended specifications regarding speed, storage space, memory, and applications. Listed below are recommended computer specifications for computer systems, and some applications we recommend the computer to have.
* Some laptops offer optional solid state storage (no moving parts, like a flash drive ) instead of a hard drive. If you choose Solid State storage, we recommend at least 256 GB.
Warranty: 1 Year warranty come standard on most computer purchases. We recommend extending that to 3 years.
Wireless: In order to connect to the college's wireless network, your wireless device must support 802.11B, 802.11G, or 802.11N. All current laptops connect to the internet wirelessly. If buying a desktop, please make sure the computer has this capability.
CD/DVD Burner: 8X DVD+/-RW Drive comes standard on most computers these days and is useful for backing up files.
External Storage: USB Drive/External Hard Drive for larger projects. We recommend at least a 500 GB external hard drive.
Printers: Printing is available on campus so a printer is not necessary.
Software: Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac.