Spring 2023 - 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 5420 11th or 12th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 16GB 256GB SSD Intel Integrated Iris Xe Graphics $1,000
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3 11th or 12th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 16GB 256GB SSD Intel Integrated Iris Xe Graphics $1,000
Hewlett-Packard ProBook 450 G9 11th or 12th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 16GB 256GB SSD Intel Integrated Iris Xe Graphics $1,000

Apple Mac Operating System:

Manufacturer Model Processor RAM Hard Drive Graphics Estimated Price
Apple MacBook Pro M2 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 10-Core GPU 16GB 256GB SSD Apple M2 Integrated Graphics $1,399
Apple MacBook Air M2 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 16GB 256GB SSD Apple M2 Integrated Graphics $1,099

Chromebooks are not recommended.

Education Pricing Links:

Best Practices:

  • Purchase from the manufacturer to receive direct support and Factory Warranty.
  • Avoid refurbished models unless certified by company.
  • Keep note of your computer's warranty and return policy.
  • Ask your adviser 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 330-941-1595 if you have any additional questions before making a decision on a computer purchase.
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