Most laptop devices, including Apple products, will work with NSU’s technological infrastructure. NSU’s goal is to ensure your device is reliable and robust enough to support your academic success. For the best possible experience, NSU strongly recommends you purchase a device that meets the recommended configuration.
Hardware Specifications: The following selections allow you to determine the best configuration and specification for your device. Please remember that these are recommendations that work best with our infrastructure.
||Core 2 Duo Processor|
||2GB SDRAM or higher|
|Hard Drive Size
||160 GB or higher|
||10/10/1000 mbps Ethernet card|
||Strongly encourage at least a 3 year extended accidental|
||MS Office 2010 or Open Office|
||Valid antivirus subscription|
NSU Certifications: NSU Technicians are currently certified to perform warranty repair on Fujitsu and Dell systems. By purchasing a device from one of these vendors, you are able to receive warranty work at no charge on the NSU campus. NSU also recommends devices from Apple and Hewlett-Packard but are not currently certified to perform warranty work. Please click on the links below to access the vendor sites.
Software Specifications: NSU requires students to have Microsoft Office 2007/2010 and a valid anti-virus program. Below are details for both required and recommended software packages.
- Microsoft Security Essesntials - Free
Micrsoft Security Essentials antivirus protection software which can be installed from https:// >>Downloads>> Microsft Security Essentials.
- Symantec Endpoint - Paid by University
Right Click on My Computer and open Properties to determine if your machine is a 32 or 64 bit Operating System.*You will be prompted for your NSU login information.
32 bit Machines
64 bit Machines