Laptop Buying Guide

Laptop Buying Guide

Do I Need a Laptop?

Laptop Buying Tips

Buying a Windows Laptop
Buying a Lenovo Laptop
Buying a Mac Laptop

Yes, we recommend you come to campus with a new, name-brand laptop.

Picking the best laptop for you will depend on your major and personal preferences. You should contact your department of study or academic advisor to determine whether your need to purchase a laptop with specific requirements.

Engineering Students

The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering requires incoming students to bring a laptop to campus. Please visit the College of Engineering's website for current laptop recommendations

RowanSOM Students

Medical students at RowanSOM are provided a laptop at orientation. See our RowanSOM laptop page for more information

Recommended Minimum Laptop Specifications

Windows
Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
256GB solid state drive
16GB RAM

Mac
Intel Core i5 processor
256GB solid state drive
16GB RAM