Chatham University

Laptop Requirement By Program

Because of the importance of access to research and networked information and the extent that the Chatham University Health Sciences, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Architecture programs rely on technology and communications, beginning in the fall of 2010, all program’s part-time and full-time graduate students will be required to provide their own laptop or mobile workstation computer.  Each program has a hardware minimum required spec that will need to be met.  For financial assistance in purchasing a laptop or mobile workstation, students will be provided financial aid options.  If the student already has equipment, it must meet the minimum specs set by their perspective program and be able to run any software required by that program.  Students will be able to purchase their program’s suggested models through Chatham University’s purchase agreements with Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard, and Dell.

Key components of the laptop requirement program:

Click on any of the following links to find the laptop requirement for a particular program:

 

Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Physician Assistant Studies

PLEASE NOTE THAT WINDOWS BASED LAPTOPS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Recommended hardware / software minimums:

  • 4GB Memory or more
  • 120GB hard drive
  • Wireless A/B/G (/N)
  • DVD+/-RW drive
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/ Windows 8 Professional (Mac OSX Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion for Apple MacIntosh)
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 (or Microsoft Office 2008 for Apple MacIntosh)
  • AntiVirus

Recommended items:

  • 3 year manufacturer's hardware warranty (3 year AppleCare for Apple MacIntosh)
  • 3 year Accidental Damage Protection Policy
  • Theft insurance

Models that meet requirements:

  • HP Elitebook 8470p Notebook
  • HP 2760P Tablet
  • Apple MacBook Air 13"
  • Apple MacBook Air 15"

Privacy Screen is also required for your laptop

 

Landscape Architecture / Interior Architecture

Recommended hardware / software minimums:

  • 4GB memory
  • 160GB hard drive
  • Wireless A/B/G (/N)
  • DVD+/-RW drive
  • Dedicated video memory (minimum 256MB)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Vista Business, or Windows 7 Professional (or Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Apple MacIntosh)
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 (or Microsoft Office 2008 for Apple MacIntosh)
  • VMFusion (For MacIntosh computers running OS X and needing to run Windows 7 for CAD apps)
  • AntiVirus

Recommended items:

  • 3 year manufacturer hardware warranty (3 year AppleCare for Apple MacIntosh)
  • 3 year Accidental Damage Protection Policy
  • Theft insurance

Models that meet requirements:

  • Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2.66GHz
  • Dell Precision M2400
  • HP 8440p Notebook
  • HP 8440w 14" Mobile Workstation
  • HP 8540w 15.6" Mobile Workstation
  • HP 8740w 17" Mobile Workstation