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Personal Computing Recommendations

Picking the right computing solution for your IT needs can be a daunting task

Windows and Mac Recommendations

The computing work station is an important component to a successful Buffalo School experience. Our computer labs offer state of the art computers equipped with the necessary resource intensive applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, ArcGIS and 3D rendering software.

We recommend the optimal configuration if you are interested in running these applications on your personal computer. Use the following recommendations as a guide to evalute your current computer or help assist you on your next computer purchase. Feel free to contact our IT department with any questions.

  Windows Recommendations Mac Recommendations
Optimal Configuration Minimum
Optimal Configuration
Memory 8 GB 16 GB 8GB 16 GB
Hard Drive 500 GB 1 TB 500 GB 1 TB
Graphics A high capacity graphics card is recommended for graphically intensive applications and 3D rendering.
OS Windows 7 Windows 8.1 OS X Mountain Lion OS X Mountain Lion
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n