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Processor Type:  Intel Core i5, 8th 9th Generation (or better)

Memory: 8GB (minimum) or 16GB (recommended)


TechnologyWho Provides?Details
Handheld DevicesYouHandheld devices such as tablets and phones are welcome on campus. However, they should not be used as your main computing device as they do not meet the minimum requirements. You are encouraged to sign up for our Emergency notification system using your cell phone number.

In addition, the university required a two-factor authentication security system.  We recommend using t
he Duo smartphone app is supported on Android 8.0 and greater and Apple iOS 12.0 or greater.
Microsoft Office 365ClarksonIf you are buying a laptop, do not purchase Microsoft Office. Clarkson provides Office 365 for free for students. Instructions are available for accessing Office365 software
EmailClarksonClarkson provides all students with an email account. Please note that this is the official form of communication for the campus.
Surge ProtectorYouA surge protector is suggested for plugging in student electronic devices.
PrinterClarksonA printer is not required. Students have 24/7 access to printers in the public access computing labs. Students have a quota of 300 pages per semester. Visit the Printing page to find out more about printing services.
Wireless RouterNo OneDo not bring wireless routers and range extenders. WiFi access is available in all residence halls. Personally-operated wireless routers and range extenders interfere with Clarkson-provided WiFi and are prohibited.
Ethernet CableYouWhile WiFi is available in all residence halls, some students still choose to connect to the wired ethernet port available in their dorm room.