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UMBC strongly recommends that students have a mobile device, either a laptop or tablet, for use use in classes. As part of our commitment to support student use of technology please see the following resources:

  • UMBC Bookstore Computer Section – The UMBC Bookstore has special pricing on Apple products and Windows.
  • Software Downloads (note requires you log in with your myUMBC.EDU account.
  • Virtual Computer Lab - log in and access our specialized course software from your own computer.
  • Cloud storage through Box or Google Drive. UMBC provides 25GB of storage on box.com for each student. We also provision all students with a Google account.
  • Access to laser printers - Students use their UMBC 1Card to print. Printing is available in Engineering and the Library.

 

PCs

Laptop

  • Core i5 or higher Processor
  • Hi-res display.
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM  (8 or 16GB is preferred)
  • Minimum 128 GB Hard drive (256GB recommended)
  • Video Adapter capable of driving HDMI
  • Integrated Webcam
  • 802.11n wireless card (internal) 
  • Optional 3 year warranty
  • Optional – DVD +/- RW
  • Optional Internal NIC (network card) 

Examples we recommend - Dell Inspiron 3000 15-inch i5 with 8Gb

Macintosh

Laptop

  • Core i5 or higher Processor
  • Hi-res display.
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM  (8 or 16GB is preferred)
  • Minimum 128 GB Hard drive (256GB recommended)
  • Video Adapter capable of driving HDMI
  • Integrated Webcam
  • 802.11n wireless card (internal) 
  • Optional 3 year warranty.

Please check the UMBC Bookstore for Pricing.

Recommended models 13in MacBook Air, 13in MacBook Retina