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Machine Standards for Students
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Computer Recommendations for Students

 

Note regarding tablet computers: While tablet computers may be used for general and/or personal tasks, such as note taking, they may not meet the minimum requirements for all classes.

 

Minimum Specifications

Recommendation

Memory (RAM)

4GB

8GB or higher

CPU

2GHz or faster Intel

or AMD equivalent

2GHz or faster Intel

or AMD equivalent

Wireless

802.11g

802.11g( or newer )

USB Ports

USB-A or USB-C

(Note: If you only have a USB-C you may want to get an USB adapter)

USB-A or USB-C

(Better Option: More than one and different types)  

Screen Ports

HDMI or DisplayPort

HDMI or DisplayPort

(Better Option: More than one and different types )

Operating system

PC: Windows 10 / Mac: OS 10.11 or higher

 

Software

 

  • Office 365  Complete Office Suite is free for students (Franklin College login is required)
  • Anti-virus

It is recommended that all students download a reputable antivirus on their computer.

Recommendations

We recommend finding a laptop that has a built in Webcam and offers Bluetooth as well.  

Other Requirements

Certain Programs that Franklin College offers such as engineering, computer science, and graphic design may have additional requirements.


 

As always if you run into any issues please let us know!

 

 

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