Laptop Requirement for Business Administration Students

All  majors within the Business Administration Department should purchase a laptop computer.  

The Business Administration department very strongly suggests that students purchase a Windows PC as opposed to an Apple. There are some software applications in various classes that will only run on a computer running Windows and student with an Apple computer may have to use a campus computer lab to complete assignments which use this software.

Suggested Models

  • HP EliteBook X360
  • HP Spectre X360
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X Series
  • Microsoft Surface Pro
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop

Option to buy from Our Partner

We realize that choosing the right laptop can be a daunting task, so we have made it much easier for you. Through our close partnership with Connection, the colleague's IT solutions provider, we have worked to design two different HP laptop computers that should serve you very well for the next four years at Stonehill. These two models have been configured with the latest specifications and features in mind, and the battery life on them is excellent. Because these laptops are already configured, they are ready to buy with just a few clicks. Both of the models meet and exceed our laptop requirements, but one has a few additional features and higher specifications. These laptops are also offered at about a 10% discount.

If you would like to see these options, please visit and click on the “First Time User?” button on the left side of the page. Once you register, you can browse the specifications of both laptops and make a purchase if you desire.

Read more about our laptop technical requirements.

Prior to Attending Class

It is very important that you run through the wireless registration process before attending classes with your new laptop. In order to do this, turn on your wireless receiver on your laptop and select the “hillspot setup” access point from the list of wireless hot spots (you must do this on campus).

  • Open a web browser and follow the instructions to register your computer on the network.
  • After the registration is complete, you should be able to use the “hillspot” access point from now on.

    To test this, try to visit an internal and an external website from on campus (e.g. and
  • If you have trouble accessing sites or your computer continues to reconnect you to the “hillspot setup” access point, you should visit the IT Service Desk as soon as possible.
  • We STRONGLY discourage utilizing the “guest” access point as data that travels across this connection is not fully secured.