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Computer Recommendations

Considering purchasing a new laptop for college?

Mid-Atlantic Christian University has partnered with CDW-G to bring deals to MACU students. Please, visit our CDW-G site for current deals.

If none of these deals interest you or you are considering purchasing a different device, the Office of Information Technology maintains a list of recommended specifications for devices.  The Office of Information Technology highly recommends the purchase of a Windows or OS X device.

These recommendations are reviewed at the start of each academic year. If you plan on buying a new computer or laptop, it is highly recommended that try to meet the following minimum recommendations: 

  • Windows Desktop or Laptop
  • Windows 7 or 10
  • Intel i5 Processor (or AMD equivalent)
  • 4GB+ RAM
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 120GB+ HDD or SSD
  • 1GB+ DirectX11 Compatible Video Card
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Apple Desktop or Laptop
  • OS X "Capitan" 10.11+
  • Intel i5 Processor
  • 4GB+ RAM
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 120GB+ HDD or SSD
  • 1GB+ Video Card
  • Broadband internet connection

 
Required Software
All Staff, Faculty, and Students have access to Google Drive. Google Drive allows the creation of documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.
Some students will be required to purchase Logos Bible Software.