Current Towson University faculty, staff and students are entitled to discounts from Dell and Apple, through agreements with the University System of Maryland.
OTS provides a list of recommended minimum specifications for computers that will meet the requirements for most academic needs.
Students: check with your college or department relevant to your major for additional requirements and recommendations.
|Component||Windows Desktop/Laptop||MAC Desktop/Laptop||Tablet|
|Operating System (OS)||Latest 64-bit OS||Latest OS||Latest OS|
|Processor||Intel Core i5||Intel Core i5||Intel Core i5|
|RAM or Memory||8GB||8GB||4GB to 8GB|
|Hard Drive||120GB/250GB Solid State or Flash Drive||120GB/250GB Solid State or Flash Drive||Your Choice|
|Warranty||Yes, get warranty||Yes, get AppleCare||Yes, get warranty/AppleCare|
Apple products and accessories can be purchased in two ways:
Get exclusive deals and discounts on Dell consumer computers, electronics, and accessories:
Note: the business line of Dell products used at the university are quite different due to the demands of enterprise computer.
If you have issues with personally-owned computers and similar devices (laptops, tablets, routers, cable modems, smartphones, etc.), you must seek support and service outside of the university.
Towson University, as a public university, cannot provide technical services for devices that are not owned by the university. The Office of Technology Services (OTS) is able to assist you with connecting to:
For more information, see Your Personally-Owned Computer: Tips on Getting Service, Support and Repairs (PDF).