IT Services - Computer Requirements
Massachusetts Maritime Academy requires that all cadets have a laptop computer. These may be purchased through the Academy bookstore or other retail outlets. Please make sure new laptops meet the following requirements for hardware and software:
Desktop or Laptop computers are acceptable, a laptop may be easier if you plan on taking notes in classes.
Operating System: Windows 7 or higher; Mac OSX 10.6 or higher; Ubuntu 12.04 or variants
Processor: 2GHz+ recommended
Memory: 3GB+ recommended
Hard Drive: 250GB+ recommended
Optical Drive: Writable CD/DVD recommended
Network Adapter: Wired and wireless adapters
Warranty: 3+ years on-site, next business day with accidental damage coverage recommended
Antivirus Software with auto-update and active scanning required INCLUDING Mac OSX
25' category 5/5e network cable
Netbooks, tablets or smartphones are not recommended as a primary computer system.