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Recommended Hardware & Software

To get the most out of your experience as a student at Marymount Manhattan College, the following hardware and software is recommended to be able to participate in a state-of-the-art education.


 

 


Art & Graphic Design Majors:

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium : Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator


Communication Art Majors:

For Video Concentrations : Adobe Premeire Pro


Theatre Majors:

For Audio Concentrations: Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton & Max for Live


For all:

If you already have a computer, it must meet these requirements:

FOR INTEL BASED UNITS (MOST WINDOWS PC’S AND LAPTOPS):

Processor:

Minimum: Intel Core 2, or AMD Phenom

Recommended: Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 or AMD Phenom 2 or higher

RAM:

Minimum: 4GB or better 

Recommended: 8GB or better

OS:

Windows 7 or Better

Hard Drive:

250GB or better

CD/DVD:

DVDRW

Network Card:

Ethernet card and cable

WPA2 A/G/N Intel wireless card. (Atheros cards may or may not work on our network)

Software:

Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 
(Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

 

FOR APPLE:

Processor:

Minimum: Intel Dual Core or Higher Mac

Recommended: Intel Core i5,i7 or Higher 

RAM:

8.0 GB or Better

OS:

Minimum: 10.8 (OSX Mountain Lion)

Recommended: 10.9 (OSX Mavericks) or later

Hard Drive:

250GB or better

Network Card:

Minimum: Ethernet card, Ethernet Adapter and Cable: WPA 2 A/G/N wireless card

Recommended: Ethernet card, Ethernet Adapter and Cable

Software:

Microsoft Office or iWork

Additional Hardware:

Recommended: HDMI or VGA Video Adapter

 

For computer use on campus, we recommend purchasing a laptop computer, MMC has partnered with Dell, Gateway and Macintosh Computers to give you the best deal offered with the above minimum specifications.

 

 Shop on Marymount’s custom store at apple.com.


ADDITIONAL BATTERY:

We recommend that each student purchase an additional battery. Not all classes are electrically wired to accommodate every student laptop.


TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

The college does not provide technical support for personal computers. We recommend that students either purchase the extended Apple Care or visit your nearest Apple Store. Schedule an appointment at the Apple Genius Bar here.  Or Contact Apple Support here.

Apple also gives you 90 days of complimentary telephone support and a year of repair coverage. You can extend your coverage with AppleCare Protection Plan. For hands-on help, visit the apple support page. Purchase Apple Care with your Mac and save with Apple Education Pricing. 

Or contact The Geek Squad at www.thegeeksquad.com or Geeks on Call at www.geeksoncall.com.

You may also contact Computer Overhauls at www.computeroverhauls.com, a company that gives Marymount Manhattan College a 15% discount. 


TECHNICAL QUESTIONS:

For any questions relating to the purchase or compatibility of your computer, please contact our IT Department at 212-517-0580.