Technology Purchases


Before You Buy

All Marymount University students should consult with their schools before making a computer purchase so any school-specific requirements can be accommodated.

Consider the following questions before purchasing your computer:

  • Are you primarily writing papers and accessing the Internet?
  • Do you need to use your computer for programming?
  • Do you need to use your computer for multimedia work?
  • Will you be creating graphics, music, or video?
  • Do you need to burn CDs or DVDs?

Minimum Hardware Configurations:



CPU Intel4th gen core i5-4200M (2.5GHz, 2M cache) or faster Intel i5 2.5 GHz or faster
System RAM 4 GB or more 4 GB or more
Hard Drive 500 GB Hard Drive at 7200 RPMs or a SSD/Hybrid 500 GB Hard Drive at 5400 RPMs or a SSD/Hybrid
Removable Storage 8X (DVD+/-RW) Drive Apple USB SuperDrive
Monitor 1366x768 Min. Resolution 1280x800 Min. Resolution
Video Card Inte, AMD, or NVIDIA Graphics 1 GB GDDR5 RAM Intel Iris Graphics or better
Operating System Windows 7/8/8.1 64-bit Mac OS X.9x or latest version
Network Card 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Wireless Network Card Built-in Wirless Network Card that supports both 2.4 ang 5.0 GHz Built-in Wirless Network Card that supports both 2.4 ang 5.0 GHz

Program Specific Requirements:

The following programs have specific technology requirements. Please refer to the links below for more information.

Interior Design
Traditional and Accelerated B.S.N. Students
  • Laptop Required


Highly Recommended Add-ons:

  • Anti-virus software installed and properly configured.
  • Three-year warranty (extended coverage from Manufacturer, Retailer, or AppleCare) and /or theft and accidental damage insurance.
  • USB Flash Drive (16-32GB recommended, etc)
  • Integrated Webcam (Skype, Google+ Hangouts, etc)
  • Backup Solution (Carbonite, CrashPlan, or External Hard Drive with 320+ GB)
  • Recovery Media or Installation Media for all purchased software.

Then, students should use the following links to obtain the necessary information before purchasing a new computer:

Dell Personal Computer Purchase
Student Software Discounts
Apple Personal Computer Purchase
Student CompTIA Security+ Certification Discount

Last modified: 01/13/2017