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lizd

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computer specs
« on: June 14, 2007, 04:22:39 PM »
Has anyone gotten info on computer specifications? I currently have a PC but am considering getting a new one or possibly a Mac. Does anyone know if Mac is supported? Anyone know about education discounts for certain brands of PCs? The IT section of the website required a login and I don't have mine yet. Thanks for any info/advice.

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Re: computer specs
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2007, 08:38:29 AM »
My husband mentioned finding something about computer discounts on the bookstore web page. I'll see if I can get some more info and/or find it myself. I noticed the eLion log-in requirement from the IT page as well....not particularly helpful... :-\

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Re: computer specs
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2007, 09:29:55 AM »
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Re: computer specs
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2007, 09:57:51 PM »
This site will let you know what kind of deals are available to DSl students: http://dsl.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StudentOffersView?storeId=18552&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&ddkey=ClickInfo

It doesn't say much about specs, but both Macs and PC's are listed here, so I think both will probably work fine.

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Re: computer specs
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2007, 09:42:30 AM »
Thanks. If they had specific system requirements I guess they would be posted somewhere, although I might email IT just to double check. I guess the main thing I'm concerned about is using Macs with the exam software. If I get a Mac, I guess I could always keep my Dell laptop for exams.

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Re: computer specs
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007, 05:24:32 PM »
Both Macs and PC's are supported for exams. The school uses Secureexam for taking finals. Whatever you buy, make sure that you have access to facilities to repair/ replace whatever you need. If you have to go through Penn State, UP might be  along distance for replacements.

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Re: computer specs
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2007, 08:22:26 AM »
I'm ordering my laptop and wondering how concerned I need to be about battery life. Are there outlets in the classrooms at the workstations?

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Re: computer specs
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007, 03:37:50 PM »
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Re: computer specs
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2007, 03:44:24 PM »
I thought I saw outlets, but I can't remember.  You should e-mail someone in admin.
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Re: computer specs
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2007, 03:53:23 PM »
Ok, I couldn't remember either so I called IT services. In case anyone else was wondering, there are outlets, but the IT guy recommended getting the largest battery available anyway.