Computer Recommendations for Prospective Physics and Astronomy Students

The Department of Physics and Astronomy recommends the following computers for students entering our undergraduate or graduate programs.

Macintosh Computers

   Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core Intel I5 or higher
   RAM: 8 GB or more
   Disk: 500 GB or more
   Operating System: Macintosh OS X 10.10 or higher

Windows Computers

   Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core Intel I5 or higher
   RAM: 8 GB or more
   Disk: 500 GB or more
   Operating System: Windows 7 Professional or higher

We recommend Apple, Dell or HP brands so that repair/support for the hardware is available on campus.