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Recommended Systems

Information Technology

While not a campus-wide requirements, many students consider having a personal computer extremely helpful in completing coursework and utilizing the university's online services. Some academic departments have specific technological requirements for students.

The following systems are meant to be guidelines for purchasing new systems. For questions about how well your current system will work, call the IT Helpdesk at 252-335-3373.

Laptop

Processor Speed Intel® Core 2 Duo
RAM 2 GB recommended
Video Card 64MB recommended
Monitor 14" Active Matrix
Hard Drive 80 GB or larger recommended
CD-ROM Drive DVD±RW/CDRW
Additional Storage USB Memory Key (Flash Drive)
Operating System Windows® XP Professional or Vista Business

Battery

Lithium-Ion Network
Card 10/100 Wired Ethernet Card
Wireless Wireless 802.11 b/802.11 g NIC (Optional)
Software Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
Symantec Anti-Virus Free Download) Login requires ECSU ID

Desktop

Processor Speed Intel® Core 2 Duo
RAM 2 GB recommended
Video Card 64MB recommended
Monitor 17" Monitor
Hard Drive 160 GB
CD-ROM Drive DVD ±RW/CDRW
Sound Card SoundBlaster compatible w/speakers
Additional Storage USB Memory Key (Flash Drive)
Operating System Windows ® XP Professional or Vista Business
Network Card 10/100 Wired Ethernet Card
Wireless Wireless 802.11 b/802.11 g NIC (Optional)
Software Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
Symantec Anti-Virus Free Download) Login requires ECSU ID