Desktop Recommendations


Windows 7 and Windows 8

Windows 7 (64-bit) SP2 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate or above (Windows 7 Starter and Home Editions are not supported) Windows 8 (64-bit) is expected to be available in late 2012 with upgrades from Microsoft at $15 for systems acquired after June 3, 2012.

Intel Core i7 Processor Third Generation (Ivy Bridge) (Windows 7 Experience: 6.0 or above) Recommended
Intel Core i5 Processor Third Generation (Ivy Bridge) minimum

8GB DDR3 (4GB minimum) or Higher SDRAM (Windows 7 Experience Memory (RAM): 6.0 or above

1TB 7200RPM or larger Hard Disk Drive (Windows 7 Experience Primary Hard Disk: 6.0 or above)
GMA HD 4000 integrated graphics (Windows 7 Experience Graphics: 6.0 or above – Gaming Graphics 3D business and gaming graphics: 6.0 or above) Discrete Graphics card with 1GB or more RAM may be needed for specialized use.

20+ inch LCD/LED monitor providing a minimum of 1,920×1,080 resolution

Minimum 4 USB 3.0 Ports
ESATA Port (optional if USB 3.0 ports available)
10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
8x or higher DVD+/- Optical Drive
Three Year Warranty

Recommended Hardware:
USB 2.0 or 3.0 Flash Drive 16GB or greater
USB 3.0 or ESATA External Hard Drive at least twice as large as the Internal Hard Drive

Software

Minimum:
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional (available from Bookstore as Student Select for < $100)
Adobe Acrobat X Professional CS6 available in Bookstore at up to 80% off retail)

Optional Recommended Software:
(See Major Department Chairperson or Adviser)

Macintosh OS X Lion and Mountain Lion

Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion) or higher (Mountain Lion 10.8 is expected to be available in the second half of 2012)

Intel Core i7 Third Generation Processor Recommended (Core i5 Second Generation minimum)

8GB DDR3 SDRAM RAM or greater (4GB DDR3 SDRAM minimum)

21.5 inch monitor or above with a minimum 1,920 x 1,080 minimum resolution
1TB Serial ATA Hard Drive @ 7200 rpm
SuperDrive 8X (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
10/100/1000 Ethernet Port

Thunderbolt Port
USB 3.0 port
Keyboard – U.S. English
AppleCare Protection Plan
Reference Machine: iMac 27 inch or iMac 21.5 inch (expected to be available summer 2012)

Recommended Hardware:
USB 2.0 or 3.0 Flash Drive 16GB or greater
USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt External Hard Drive at least twice as large as the Internal Hard Drive

Software

Minimum:
Microsoft Macintosh Office 2011 Professional (available from Bookstore as Student Select for < $100)
Adobe Acrobat X Professional CS6 available in Bookstore at up to 80% off retail)

Optional Recommended Software:
Apple iWork see Apple.com for purchase
Adobe CS6 see Marshall Bookstore for purchase
(See Major Department Chairperson or Adviser)

For a glossary of many of the components listed above, click here

For special student pricing, visit http://www.marshall.edu.bkstr.com or call (304) 696-3622.

Marshall University/Dell Personal Purchase page: http://www.marshall.edu/personalpurchase/dell

Marshall University/Apple Higher Education faculty/staff/student page:

http://www.apple.com/education/indivpurch/

(Check on-line for latest pricing and for ordering.)

Notebook Recommendations


Windows 7 and Windows 8

Windows 7 (64-bit) SP2 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (Windows 7 Starter and Home Editions not supported) Windows 8 (64-bit) is expected to be available in late 2012 with upgrades from Microsoft at $15 for systems acquired after June 3, 2012.

Intel Core i7 Third Generation (Ivy Bridge) Mobile Processor (Windows 7 Experience Processor: 6.0 or above) (Intel Core i5 Third (Ivy Bridge) minimum)

8GB DDR3 RAM or Higher (4GB minimum) (Windows 7 Experience Memory (RAM): 6.0 or above)
500GB or larger Hard Disk Drive (Windows 7 Experience Primary Hard Disk: 6.0 or above)
GMA HD 4000 integrated graphics (Window 7 Experience Graphics: 6.0 or above) (Gaming Graphics 3D business and gaming graphics: 6.0 or above) A discrete graphics card may be required for special purposes.
Minimum 2 USB 3.0 Ports
ESATA Port (optional)
10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
802.11n dual band WiFi Wireless
Bluetooth 4.0 or higher Wireless
8x or higher DVD+/- Optical Drive
Three Year Warranty

Recommended Hardware:
USB 2.0 Flash Drive 16GB or greater
USB 3.0 ESATA External Hard Drive at least twice as large as your primary drive

Software

Minimum:
Office 2010 Professional (available from Bookstore as Student Select for < $100)
Adobe Acrobat X Professional CS6 (available in Bookstore at up to 80% off retail)

Optional Recommended Software:
(See Major Department Chairperson or Adviser)

Macintosh OS X Lion and Mountain Lion

Intel Core i7 Third Generation (Ivy Bridge) Processor (Core i5 Third Generation (Ivy Bridge) minimum)
8GB DDR3 RAM or greater (4GB minimum)
500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
SuperDrive 8X (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
802.11n dual band WiFi Wireless
Bluetooth 4.0 or higher Wireless

Thunderbolt Port
USB 3.0 Ports

Keyboard – U.S. English
AppleCare Protection Plan
Reference Machine: New MacBook Pro (expected Summer 2012)

Recommended Hardware:
USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Flash Drive 16GB or greater
USB 3.0 or Firewire or Thunderbolt External Hard Drive for Backup at least twice as big as Internal Drive

Software

Minimum:
Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion) (Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion expected summer 2012)
Microsoft Macintosh Office 2011 (Available at MU Bookstore or online from Microsoft <$100)
Adobe Acrobat X Professional CS6 or higher

Optional Recommended Software:
Apple iWork see Apple.com for purchase
Adobe CS6 see Marshall Bookstore for purchase
(See Major Department Chairperson or Adviser)

For a glossary of many of the components listed above, click here

For special student pricing, visit http://www.marshall.edu.bkstr.com or call (304) 696-3622.

Marshall University/Dell Personal Purchase page: http://www.marshall.edu/personalpurchase/dell

Marshall University/Apple Higher Education faculty/staff/student page:
http://www.apple.com/education/indivpurch/

(Check on-line for latest pricing and for ordering.)

The central IT division in coordination with its advisory committees and faculty or IT staff in colleges, schools, and centers, evaluate and adopt software applications as supported products to ensure that students have access to the systems and network resources they need.

Some of these products, such as anti-virus applications are site-licensed and available for free to Marshall students. They can be downloaded from the Computing Services Software Downloads web page. Other supported and standard products, such as Microsoft Office Home and Student or Professional 2007 and Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate, can be purchased from the Marshall University Bookstore at discounted academic prices.

Student versions of specialized academic software such as Adobe Products, Mathematica, and many others can also be purchased there.

Marshall University Residence Hall Rooms are wired with high speed Ethernet connections, which enable high-speed data communications through network jacks found on wall plates in every room.The Marshall University campus network, MUNet, provides extremely fast Internet service at rates over 100 times the speed of a 56K modem connection. Computers must be equipped with an Ethernet card in order to connect to the network and to use this service. Contact the University Computing Service Desk.For more information on the Service Desk please visit the department’s web site at: http://www.marshall.edu/it/servicedesk/or simply stop by their primary new location located on the first floor of the Drinko Library and Technology Center if you need assistance or to check rates for equipment and/or services.Those living in other residences or off-campus locations must sign up with a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP) to obtain MUNet and Internet connectivity. The Remote Access Page provides additional information and links to vendors that Marshall University would recommend. Connection to an ISP via a “broadband” type of connection such as a cable modem or DSL service is usually preferred if it is available in your area.

The V: drive is 500MB of virtual disk space that Information Technology provides to all faculty, staff, and students.When you log onto a university computer you are automatically mapped to your own V: drive space. To access this virtual drive you can use the Windows Explorer to manage your V: drive. If you are off campus you can use an FTP utility or Internet Explorer 6 or previous to access your V: drive. To access your V: drive via Internet Explorer you need to go to ftp://mupfc.marshall.edu and follow the logon instructions there. If you have already upgraded to Internet Explorer 7, you can use your Windows Explorer FTP utility by typing in ftp://mupfc.marshall.edu/ and then when prompted for your username and password type marshall\munet username and your MU password.

To share files from your V: drive, place them in the public_html folder within your V: drive. If the folder doesn’t exist, you can create it. Anything you place in the public_html folder will be shared with anyone who knows the path. It is not recommended that you share sensitive or confidential information in this way.

Download the guide appropriate for your mobile device and follow the instructions to connect your mobile device to your Marshall University email.
Download instructions for the platform you are using and they will guide you through connecting to the campus wireless network.