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About the School:

Northern Kentucky University is a public university in Highland Heights, Kentucky. It is primarily an undergraduate institution, having for example a liberal arts program, but also features graduate programs.

Laptop Programs:

Northern Kentucky University recommends the following minimum configurations for students, faculty or staff who are purchasing or bringing computers to campus. A student's program requirements, budget, and preference should be the primary factors in choosing a computing device.  A student should also consider the major he or she will be pursuing, as some areas of study may have more stringent requirements than the recommendations listed below.

MINIMUM LAPTOP CONFIGURATIONS (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2018)


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Windows

This is the recommended minimum configuration for most general studies courses.  However, check with your college for major-specific requirements.
Processor 3.7 GHz i3 if 8th generation or newer; or  3.4 GHz i5 if 7th generation or older.
RAM 8GB*
Hard Drive 256 GB or larger^
Operating Systems Windows 10 or newer (Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 are sufficient, but any new purchase should be Windows 10)
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes**
Headphones Yes
* Consider getting additional RAM if you plan to keep this computer for 4+ years ^ Solid State hard drives are not required, but improve machine performance **Webcam and microphone are often a combination unit and are suitable  

Dell Discount

Dell provides up to a 30% educational discount to student on many of their popular models.  Please visit their website for more information on the program.

Apple

This is the recommended minimum configuration for most general studies courses.  However, check with your college for major-specific requirements.
Processor 2.3 GHz i5 or faster.
RAM 8GB*
Hard Drive 256 GB or larger^
Wireless Access 802.11 a/c dual band
Operating Systems Mac OS 10.13 or newer
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes**
Headphones Yes
* Consider getting additional RAM if you plan to keep this computer for 4+ years ^ Solid State hard drives are not required, but improve machine performance **Webcam and microphone are often a combination unit and are suitable

Apple Discount

Apple education pricing is a great way for college students and faculty and staff to purchase Mac computers, Apple software, and select accessories at special prices. Newly accepted students are also eligible, as are parents purchasing on behalf of their student. By purchasing through the following website you are supporting Northern Kentucky University. You are able to have your order shipped directly to you, or choose to pick it up at your local Apple Retail Store.  Shop now.
  Note:  Some colleges and/or majors have specific requirements that are beyond the minimum configuration recommendations.     

EXTERNAL STORAGE

Western Digital offers a 20% discount on purchases from students, faculty and staff of external storage devices. Free standard shipping is included on all orders. Visit the WD Education Store online.

EQUIPMENT CHECKOUTS

Reserve a Cart of iPads for Classroom Use

CITE has several iPad carts located across campus that are available for checkout. The carts can travel to any classroom building. The iPad carts consist of 30 iPads each. Please make sure requests for reservations are completed three days in advance. Please include any websites or free applications you would like pre-loaded onto the iPads in your request using the form below.
  • Submit requests at least 3 business days prior to the requested reservation time.
  • Submitting this form does not guarantee that we will be able to fulfill your request.
  • iCarts usually hold 30 iPads, but we can try to accommodate more than that with advanced notice.
  • We can install free apps on the devices.
Request an iCart delivery. Email [email protected] if you want to request more than 30 iPads or if you have general questions.

Checkout a Laptop or Tablet for Professional Use

CITE has a number of laptops and tablets available for checkout for faculty and staff. We currently offer:
  • Apple: iPad2’s, iPad3’s, iPad4’s, iPad Air’s, iPad Mini’s & MacBook Air’s
  • Windows: Microsoft Surface RT’s & Pro’s and Dell Laptop’s
  • Android: Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy (Note and Tab)
Equipment loans are for up to 3 weeks at which point the item(s) will need to be returned. Email [email protected] to reserve a device.

Reserve Other Equipment

Submit an IT Service Request to reserve webcams, mobile projectors, and other equipment to be used professionally.
Link: https://inside.nku.edu/cite/equip.html