Tompkins Cortland Community College


Student Computer Recommendation

A laptop/notebook computer is highly recommended. Wireless connectivity is available in most areas of the main building. Certain system specifications are more important than the make and/or model.

Operating Systems
Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.9 or better

Intel: Core i3, i5, i7 (6th generation or better)

8 GB

Hard Drive
120 GB (minimum, and solid state drive if possible)

Optical Drive
DVD RW (optional)

Screen Size
14 inch minimum, 15”-16” is optimal

Wireless (also, Ethernet port if possible)

Students in either Graphic Design or Computer Graphics programs should contact the department chair or their advisor for additional recommendations or requirements.

A USB flash drive for file storage is highly recommended.

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