General

What are the minimum requirements for a laptop for an incoming freshman in 2012/2013?

Minimum requirements for laptops must meet or exceed those of the recommended Dell Latitude E6430.

What is the default password for recommended laptops?

The default Windows password for recommended laptops is tiger5. If you see an option about workstation only, leave it checked and and leave user name Student.

What about "Netbooks" and "iPads"?

"Netbooks" and "iPads" are not a viable option as your primary laptop. Support for these devices is extremely limited and consists only of setting up the wireless configuration and installing anti-virus software. CCIT provides no other software or hardware support for these devices.

What were the recommended laptops in the past?

In 2011 we recommended the Dell Latitude E6420 & E6520, the Dell Precision Mobile M-4600, the Fujitsu T730 tablet or the Apple MacBook Pro.In 2010 we recommended the Dell Latitude E6410 & E6510, the Dell Precision Mobile M-4500, the Fujitsu T730 tablet or the Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro. In 2009 we recommended the Dell Latitude E6400 & E6500, the Toshiba M750 tablet or the Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro. In 2008 we recommended the Dell Latitude D830, D630 & XT tablet or the Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro. In 2007 we recommended Lenovo Thinkpad T61, T60p, X60 or Apple Macbook or Macbook Pro. In 2006 we recommended Lenovo Thinkpad T60, Z61t, and X41. In 2005 we recommended IBM Thinkpad T43, R52, and X40. In 2004 we recommended IBM Thinkpad T42 and R51. We have software images available for those models.