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Minimum Laptop Specifications
Posted by Kristy Rhea on 13 August 2009 04:03 PM

Students entering BC will be required to bring a laptop or other portable device to aid you in your educational pursuits.  The following recommended minimum specifications are provided to ensure that your computer will be equipped to serve you well during your four years in college:


  • Intel i Series processor i3, i5 or i7
  • 6Gb RAM
  • 256GB Hard drive or larger
  • 802.11n or ac wireless card
  • Ethernet jack for dorm connectivity (optional)
  • Anti-malware software - Bridgewater College recommends Microsoft Security Essentials (FREE)
  • Windows 8 or newer for Windows computers or osX 10.9 or newer for Apple systems
  • All Bridgewater College students receive Microsoft Office at no additional charge when admitted to the college 


NOTE: Google Chromebooks are not considered a laptop and should not be used as the students primary computing device.  Chromebooks do not have a full operating system and as such applications like Microsoft Office cannot be installed on them.

Strongly encouraged add-ons:

  • Accidental damage protection
  • Multi-year parts and labor warranty
  • DVD/RW optical drive
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