Computer Purchase Recommendations for the Class of 2018
Franklin & Marshall College encourages all students to purchase a mobile computer. Below is a list of the minimum technical requirements that have been identified by our faculty.
Special pricing for Franklin & Marshall students has been arranged through Apple or Dell for your convenience. However, you may choose any computer made by any other manufacturer you may desire.
The following minimum configurations necessary to take advantage of the campus network and to successfully run all college-supported programs.
OS X Mavericks (v10.9) or
|Processor||i5 2.4 GHz|
|Storage||Minimum of 256 GB of local storage supplemented by cloud-based storage or an external hard drive. We also recommend students consider a back-up service such as CrashPlan or Carbonite.|
|Optical Drive||Some courses may require data to be submitted on a DVD or CD, an external DVD writer is recommended for such purposes.|
|Wireless Networking||802.11n Wi-Fi|