Recommendations for hardware, software and peripherals that serve a range of computing needs.
Laptop, Apple’s 15 inch 2.53 GHz Macbook, Intel Core i5, 4GB Memory, 500GB hard drive, SD card slot, Built-in 8 -9 hour battery, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256MB, Applecare
n.b. Students who are interested in gaming, animation or video production may wish to purchase a higher-end system, most notably the MacBook Pro, or to utilize the Intel Core @ duo’s capacity to also be configured as a PC.
If resources permit, it is enormously helpful for artists to have an additional monitor to provide the “real-estate” necessary to an efficient work process. Dell color monitors are reasonably priced and quite reliable. Screen size should be at least 17” although 20” – 23” is preferable.
Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Virus protection, iLife suite, iWorks, Corel Painter
A removable hard-drive with a least 1 GB of storage
Surge protectors for every electronic device.
A digital camera 10 mega pixel or larger with a 18 – 15mm lens
If resources permit, Digital SLR Camera