Computer & Technology Requirements | Drexel CCI

Mabel R. Acton

Students must have access to a computer that meets or exceeds the minimum configuration listed below.  The recommended configuration should be strongly considered for new purchases. General Hardware Recommended Intel Core i5 or i7 processor (or AMD equivalent) 8GB RAM 512GB Hard Drive (Solid State Recommended) Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/n/c […]

Students must have access to a computer that meets or exceeds the minimum configuration listed below.  The recommended configuration should be strongly considered for new purchases.

General Hardware

Recommended

  • Intel Core i5 or i7 processor (or AMD equivalent)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB Hard Drive (Solid State Recommended)
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/n/c at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

Minimum

  • Intel Core i5 ( or AMD equivalent)
  • 4BG RAM
  • 128GB Hard Drive (Solid State Recommended)
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/n/c at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

Apple Computers

Recommended

  • MacBook Pro
  • 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or greater
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512 GB PCIe-based flash storage
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Minimum

  • Mac Book Air
  • 1.6GHz dual-core Core i5
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB PCIe-based flash storage
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Additional Resources

All students should have the ability to run Windows on their computer, this can be done utilizing VmWare Fusion, Parallels, or Bootcamp depending on your operating system.  All CCI Students and students taking CCI courses will be given access to a Microsoft Imagine subscription which will provide them with various software licenses from Microsoft and from VMware (for Fusion).  Refer to our Microsoft Imagine FAQs for more information on the Microsoft Imagine program.

Backups

We recommend that all students continually backup their data to minimize the risk of data loss.  An external drive or a cloud based backup solution is highly recommended.

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