Bringing a Computer to Truman

Though not required, students may purchase a personal computer, or bring an existing computer to campus.

Services available to students who choose to bring a computer:

  • Direct access to the campus network and Internet for all residents. Students must supply their own Ethernet network adapter and a 25′ Ethernet patch cable (CAT-5 or above).
  • Direct access to the campus network and Internet via open network ports in Pickler Memorial Library, classrooms, and other campus buildings.
  • Wireless 802.11b/g network access is available campus wide. See the ITS Network Services web page for more information.

Computer Recommendations for Incoming Students
for the 2018-2019 School Year

The minimum recommendations for bringing a computer to campus are listed in the table below. If you plan to buy a new computer, there is a strong chance that it will meet these recommendations.

 

PC

Macintosh

Intel Core i3 equivalent or higher Intel Core i3 equivalent or higher
4 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Windows 7 macOS (with security updates installed)
Microsoft Office 2010/13 (recommended, but not required),
Antivirus Software
Microsoft Office 2011/365 (recommended, but not required),
Antivirus Software
Ethernet connection (Usually built-in) and a 25′ Ethernet patch cable,
CD-RW drive,
USB Flash Drive (for portable storage),
802.11b/g/n wireless network card    (if purchasing a laptop computer)
Ethernet connection (Usually built-in) and a 25′ Ethernet patch cable,
CD-RW drive,
USB Flash Drive (for portable storage),
802.11b/g/n wireless network card (if purchasing a laptop computer)

Making the Purchase:

There are many great deals to be had on computer systems in the commercial world. It is wise to do some homework before one makes a purchase. Make a list of the types of operations to be performed with the computer so that sales people, consultants, or interactive web guides will be more helpful in assisting with a computer purchase.

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