Information Technology Services

Recommended Technology Purchases

If you plan to bring a new computer to campus, please take a minute to review the information below.

Intel Core i3 Processor Macintosh Intel Processor
Color Monitor Color Monitor
80+ GB Hard Drive 80+ GB Hard Drive
4 GB memory 4 GB memory
Windows 7, or 8 Mac OS X 10.6 or above
USB Thumb drive USB Thumb drive
Ethernet port Ethernet port
Wireless b/g/n (for Laptops) Wireless b/g/n (for Laptops)

Note: This is a minimum recommended configuration. If you purchase a desktop computer, it ideally should last you through your tenure at Nazareth; however, please note that laptops tend to have a slightly shorter useful life. Your personal preferences and requirements may vary from the recommendation.

For PC laptops, we recommend that it have an Intel-based wireless adapter if possible.  Please ask the vendor when making any purchases.  Other adapter will most likely work fine, but we have seen the best experiences with Intel based adapters for the PC laptops.

Here are links to discount programs that you may want to consider:

Recommended Computer Applications
Resident Hall Internet Access
Additional Information

Have Questions?

We look forward to helping you make your stay at Nazareth a great experience. Should you have any questions regarding computer purchases or technology issues, stop by the Technology & Media Service Desk located in the Library – Lower Level, call 585-389-2111, or email