Laptop Buying Guide

Laptop Buying Guide

Laptop Buying Guide

Laptop Buying Tips

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

We recommend all students 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.

Recommended Minimum Laptop Specifications

  • Intel Core i5 processor (Mac or Windows) or AMD Ryzen 5 processor (Windows only)
  • 256GB solid state drive
  • 16GB RAM
     

College-Specific Laptop Information

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

Business Students

The William G. Rohrer College of Business requires incoming students to bring a laptop to campus. Students should purchase a laptop that meets or exceeds the recommended minimum laptop specifications shown above.

A Windows-based laptop is strongly recommended, as most of the software used in business courses are designed to run on this platform. However, owners of Macs can access the same software available for Windows users through virtual desktops.

RowanSOM Students

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