TA, they don't actually recommend a specific model for students just capabilities.
PC Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB memory
160 GB or higher drive
Ethernet modem V.90 56K/10/100/
Wireless card 802.11g compliant
Vista Business or Ultimate
FireShield surge protector with 750 joules rated 120v/15a is required by University Housing Department.
One other comment they make which makes a lot of sense to me. "If you are planning to spend time during the summer getting to know your new computer, purchase it early in the summer. Any savings or enhancements that take place over the summer will not be more valuable than the skills you acquire this way. You will arrive on campus with a computer that you know how to use and will be ready to use it regularly in your courses and recreation. On the other hand, if you are going to be too busy over the summer to use your computer, delay the purchase until August to ensure that you acquire the most current system available."
Last edited by sharonohio; 05-06-2009 at 09:50 AM.