Computer Recommendations

 

Computer Recommendations

For full-time students, a laptop is recommended versus a "netbook." Many of the new "Ultrabook" laptops do not include a DVD drive and some do not have Ethernet port. Most newer laptops include wireless capability as a standard.

Recommended Hardware

  • Suggested: Laptop Specifications
    • 2.0 GHz processor or higher
    • 4-8 GB RAM,
    • Any Size hard drive,
    • Windows 10 or MacOS
    • Optional DVD Drive
    • Recommended 25ft Ethernet Cable

Recommended Software

  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite 2013 or better (Available through OnTheHub)
  • Anti-virus software – Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus is preferred. FSC students may visit Rinker Technology for assistance with installation of a free version.

Please Note:

Students will need to use their printers with a USB cable versus using them on the wireless network in on-campus housing. Check with college ITS before purchasing personal assistant devices, SMART TVs, etc. for recommendations on what works on our on-campus network.

If you have additional questions, please contact us via e-mail at ISHelp@flsouthern.edu or call 863.616.6426.

Student Discounts

You may wish to wait until you enroll to purchase software. College students receive substantial academic discounts by direct order. Check the following vendors for discounts and ordering procedures.

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Dell University

Discounts are available on a great selection of Dell products.

  • Member ID: US22786853
  • Phone Number: 1.800.695.8133
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Apple Store for Education

Discounts are available on your favorite Apple products.

  • Click on "Select your college" in the zip code field, enter "33801," and
  • Choose Florida Southern.
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OnTheHub

Purchases can be made via the FSC Campus Agreement with significant discounts.

You will need to use your FSC email account or use the ‘submit proof’ button on the web site.

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