Technology Purchases
Contact Information
Computing & Information
   Technology

1 McBryde Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2400
803/323-2580 (fax)
helpdesk@winthrop.edu

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Personal Purchases

 

Software (Faculty, staff, and students)

 

Hardware

Individuals wishing to purchase technology equipment with personal funds may browse:

Students

If you plan to purchase a computer for coursework, these are our recommended specifications to ensure your device supports your learning for at least four years.

NOTE: These are simply recommendations. Your budget and program requirements may impact what specifications are best for you. If you have questions about what projects your computer needs to be able to handle, please contact your professor or department chair. 

  • Microsoft Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.15 or greater
  • Intel Core i7 or better processor
  • 8GB System Memory (RAM)
  • 256GB SSD
  • Integrate 10/100/1000 Ethernet adapter (optional)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Camera, Microphone, Speakers (included with most laptops)

We strongly discourage the use of Chromebooks as they do not meet our technical standards and are incompatible with many of our university software programs. We also recommend that students do not rely on iPads or other tablets as their primary computer for coursework. 

 

University Purchases

For Apple products, browse to http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/education_routing/.  You will be able to configure a proposal and email it to your purchasing agent. For non-standard Dell products or accessories such as printers, contact the Service Desk at (803) 323-2400 or via email at servicedesk@winthrop.edu.

Last Updated: 9/3/20