Computer Purchase Recommendations

If you are bringing a computer you already own, we recommend it should not be more than 2 years old and at a minimum have the following specificatoins:

  • At least 3 GB of RAM
  • Microsoft Office (version 2007/2008 or greater)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) or Apple OS X 10.6 or newer
  • 250 GB Hard Drive or 128 GB Solid State Drive or greater storage
  • Ethernet port and WiFi 

If you are buying a new computer, we recommend that at a minimum it have:

  • At least 4 GB of RAM and i3/i5/i7 CPU
  • Microsoft Office (version 2010/2011 or greater)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Pro, or Ultimate (64-bit), Windows 8, or Apple OS X 10.8 or newer
  • 250 GB Hard Drive or 128 GB Solid State Drive 
  • WiFi

If you have questions about a specific model or want a second opinion, please feel free to call the Technology Support Center at 617-627-4865.