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Information Technology

Laptop Recommendations

Students attending JHSPH make frequent use of their laptops for research, writing and note taking. The Information Technology team strongly urges all students to upgrade their laptops (or purchase new ones) to meet the following technical criteria, ensuring them seamless access to the School's networks and resources. Enrolled students are eligible for significant discounts on equipment when purchasing new systems.

The School provides wireless network access to connect to the Internet and student printing resources from within the Wolfe Street and Hampton House buildings. Students will need to meet with Information Technology Staff at designated times to have the school's wireless instructions added to their laptop.

Recommended Specifications

  Minimum System (Owned)Minimum System (New)
OSWindows 7 ProWindows 7 Pro
Processor SpeedIntel Core i3Intel Core i5
Memory4GB4GB
Hard Drive320 Gigabytes500 Gigabytes
CD/CDRW/DVDDVDRW or CDR w/DVDDVDRW or CDR w/DVD
Multimedia CapableYesYes
Monitor21" (desktops)21" (desktops)
PrinterInkjet or laser, 16 ppm or betterInkjet or laser, 20 ppm or better
Ethernet Card100baseT100baseT
Wireless Card802.11g (laptops)802.11a/b/g/n (laptops)
Warranty1 year on-site parts and repairs minimum3 year on-site parts and repairs minimum, accidental damage highly recommended