Bringing Your Computer to School

Some programs at Alfred University have certain recommendations for personal computers to best accommodate the workload. These recommendations can be found below.

Recommendations for Engineering

  • Warrantied Service Repair for HP and Dell
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (not a Mac due to software requirements)
  • Hard Drive Space: 500 GB or larger
  • Processor: Intel or AMD, Core i5 or larger
  • Memory: 16 GB or higher
  • Video Card: NVidia or ATI (not Intel)
  • CD-ROM/CD burner/DVD drive(internal or external)
  • Ethernet 10/100 Fast Ethernet card or a built in Ethernet with RJ-45 jack
  • Built-in webcam
  • Optional for Desktops: Wireless networking card; USB webcam

Recommendations for Foundations, School of Art and Design

Technology Guide

Recommendations for Other Disciplines

  • Operating System: Windows 8, 10,or Mac
  • HDD Space: 250 GB or more
  • Processor: Intel or AMD
  • Memory: 8 GB or more
  • Ethernet: USB to Ethernet adapter if needed
  • Built-in webcam
  • Optional for Desktops:  Wireless networking card; USB webcam

Information about AU's Wireless Network