*2. Fall 2020 - Technology Hardware Recommendations

Question

What kind of laptop will I need for my classes at Youngstown State University?

Answer

The following laptops are based on current standard laptops used at YSU.

Windows 10 Operating System:

Manufacturer Model Processor RAM Hard Drive Graphics Estimated Price
Dell Latitude 5400 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-8265U Quad-Core 16GB of DDR4 256GB SSD Intel UHD 620 Graphics $1,000
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-8265U Quad-Core 16GB of DDR4 256GB SSD Intel UHD 620 Graphics $1,000
Hewlett-Packard ProBook 440 G6 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-8265U Quad-Core 16GB of DDR4 256GB SSD Intel UHD 620 Graphics $1,000

Apple Mac Operating System:

Manufacturer Model Processor RAM Hard Drive Graphics Estimated Price
Apple MacBook Pro 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core 16GB LPDDR3 256GB SSD Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 $1,300
Apple MacBook Air 1.1 GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5 Quad-Core 16GB LPDDR4X 256GB SSD Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics $1,200

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Best Practices:

  • Purchase from the manufacturer to receive direct support and Factory Warranty.
  • Avoid refurbished models.
  • Keep note of your computer's warranty and return policy.
  • Ask your advisor what software you will be expected to use in your classes and research what specifications a computer will need to run that software.
  • Call the YSU IT Service Desk if you have any additional questions before making a decision on a computer purchase.
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Article ID: 107021
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