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Jeffery S. Raikes School
2012-13 Requirements for Students in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School
Laptops are an important part of the Raikes School. All Raikes students are required to bring one.
Recommended minimum specification for your laptop:
|CPU||Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Sempron (2.0+ GHz)|
|Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Turion X2 (2.0+ GHz)|
|Graphics Card||Minimum: Integrated graphics|
|Recommended: ATI or Nvidia dedicated GPU w/ 128MB+ dedicated graphics memory|
|Memory||Minimum: 2GB of DDR2- 667MHz RAM|
|Recommended: 4GB of DDR2- 800+ MHz RAM|
|Storage||Minimum: 160GB, 5400 RPM hard drive|
|Recommended: 160+ GB, 7200 RPM hard drive and external hard drive for backup|
|Wireless Card||Minimum: Wi-Fi 802.11g|
|Recommended: Wi-Fi 802.11n|
|Ethernet Port||Required to access the network via Ethernet cable (this is standard for almost any laptop)|
|Media Drive||Minimum: DVD-ROM/ CD-RW|
|Recommended: DVD-RW/ CD-RW|
|Screen Size||Minimum: Any size|
|Operating System||You will be able to purchase Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional for under $20 on campus once you received your NUID this summer, so there is no minimum operating system requirement. Some students choose to run a Mac operating system, but the Raikes School does not endorse its use. To use a Mac, please make sure it is configured equivalently to the specs above.|
|Microsoft Office||You will also be able to purchase Microsoft Office for under $20 on campus once you received your NUID this summer, so no need to buy it beforehand.|
Please be aware that the Raikes School does not have the resources to provide student with laptops if the student's laptop is sent for service. The University Student Union offers laptop checkouts, but it is only for a day.
Most computer retailers offer next business day warranty for additional cost to avoid situation where students are facing 2 or 3 weeks without a laptop because of a hardware problem.
The University of Nebraska does not endorse any manufacturer of laptop over another.