Laptop Recommendations for Students

Mac or PC?

Our core technology services, like eLearn and the wireless network, support both platforms. Student computers currently fall around 60% Windows and 40% Mac OS. Students who major in Graphic Design may prefer a Mac since most of their courses use labs with Mac computers, though this is not required. Specific questions about curriculum requirements should be discussed with the Chairperson of the academic department or their designee.

Specifics

Windows

Macintosh

Processor:

2.9GHz Intel Core i5

2.9GHz Intel Core i5

Memory (RAM):

8GB

8GB

Hard Drive:

256GB solid-state (SSD) storage

256GB solid-state (SSD) storage

Wireless/Network Card:

Wireless: 802.11 a/c, Ethernet

Wireless: 802.11 a/c, Ethernet

Operating System:

Windows 10

OS X 10.12

Backup Storage:

OneDrive

OneDrive

 

Software

Students are licensed to download Office 365 Pro Plus on up to 5 devices, providing full versions of Office on PCs and Macs and mobile applications on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones while they are enrolled at Stonehill.  In addition, students have access to Office in all labs and classrooms as well as the Office web applications through their email service.