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College-Specific Computer Recommendations

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

The Westphal College publishes its own recommended computer configurations.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering requires incoming students to have a Windows or Mac OS laptop. See Note for Apple Users.


  • Wireless: Dual-band 802.11ac/a/n with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz built in. Reliable top speeds and Security require 5 GHz. Airport for Mac meets the Wireless requirements.
  • Graphics Media Accelerator
  • Three-year Minimum Extended Warranty

Important Note for Apple Users

Students purchasing Macintosh laptops must be prepared to partition their drive using BootCamp or run virtualization software such as Parallels or VMWare--and then INSTALL MICROSOFT WINDOWS BEFORE ARRIVING ON CAMPUS. Some Engineering software is only available for Windows. See the JourneyEd link in DrexelOne on the Drexel tab for availability of virtualization software and Windows. Information about BootCamp can be found here: