Below are recommended system configurations provided and updated by the YSU Tech Desk. Configuration depends on intended use, as well as expected lifespan of the computer. For example, if a student needs to engage in basic word processing, connect to the World Wide Web, and check e-mail, a minimum configuration system would be adequate. If the incoming student is planning on purchasing a new machine to be used during his/her college career, a preferred or high-end configuration is recommended.
|System Type - PC||Minimum Configuration||Preferred Configuration||High End Configuration|
|Intel Core i3/i5 Processor||Intel Core i7 Processor||Intel Core i7 Processor|
|4GB RAM||8GB RAM||16GB RAM|
|250 GB Hard Drive||500GB Hard Drive||1 TB Hard Drive|
|System Type - Mac||Intel Core 2 Duo Processor||Dual-core Intel Core i3/i5 Processor||Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor|
|4GB RAM||6GB RAM||16GB RAM|
|750 GB Hard Drive||1 TB Hard Drive||1 TB Hard Drive|
Professors and Staff
When making a computer purchase using university funds, please take into consideration that Electronics Maintenance Services is certified to repair and service Dell PCs, Apple PCs and HP printers.
You can view our recommended printer list here .