Recommended Computer Standards
Personal Computer Recommendations
Please consider the below recommendations when purchasing a computer for use at Adams State University.
While tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks, netbooks and other mobile devices may allow for some completion of coursework, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas. If you plan to use one of these mobile devices as your primary device we recommend you utilize the Adams State computer labs to supplement your device. We now have a 24/7 computer labs that students can access and several labs that can be used remotely. For more information on our Student Labs, please visit the link below. We use Dell and Apple computers in our student labs.
Student Lab General Information
Student Computer Standards: Recommended Configurations
PCs and Macs
Intel Core i5 or higher
8 GB memory or higher
500 GB SSD hard drive or higher
Wired/wireless Ethernet card
Windows 10 or higher, Mac OS 10.8 or higher
Microsoft Office Suite, download here for free, using your ASU credentials
Warranty - we strongly suggest a 4 year warranty that covers manufacture defects as well as accidental damage
Virus and Spyware protection
You may want to consider a more highly specialized computer based on your degree plan. Please call the Computing Services Helpdesk at 719-587-7741 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Visit ASU's Dell Product Page for Educational Discounts on selected Dell products*
*These discounts are also offered to staff and faculty