Computer Purchasing Program – Asbury University
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Computer Purchasing Program

Want to buy a new computer?

As a student or employee of Asbury University, you can receive discounts from Dell and Apple. Purchasing instructions are available here

Minimum Specifications:

Item Windows Mac
Operating System Windows 10; latest release MacOS 10.13 High Sierra; or higher
Memory/RAM 4GB or more (recommended) 8GB or more
Hard Drive 256 GB or more; Solid State Preferred 256 GB or more; Solid State Preferred
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Firefox 66 or higher
Chrome 73 or higher
Microsoft Edge 17 or higher
Opera 58 or higher
Firefox 66 or higher
Chrome 73 or higher
Safari 12 or higher
Opera 58 or higher

Want to use your own computer?

Several general-purpose computer labs are available to students, though most elect to have their own computer. If you do bring your own computer, the following guidelines should be kept in mind:

  • Wireless access is provided across campus. Need the fastest connection? A wired connection to the network will get you there! Due to hardware changes by most manufactures, students may need to purchase a USB to Ethernet adaptor for their computers since most computer bodies no longer have a built in Ethernet port. This adaptor is only necessary for students who want to connect their laptops to the wired network on campus, no adaptor or accessory is needed to connect to the wireless network.
  • Short Ethernet cables (less than 10 ft) are provided by I.T. Services free of charge. Longer lengths of CAT 5 or 6 networking cable are available at local retailers.
  • Information Technology Services will provide instructions for configuring your computer for the campus network during Welcome Weekend for new students. Please contact I.T. Services at anytime if you have questions about connecting to the network on campus. 
  • If needed, Information Technology Services can assist with basic software installation and configuration, including installation of Microsoft Office. Look for solutions on your own through or visit I.T. Services on the lower level of the Kinlaw Library room 131.
  • Basic virus and malware removal is available in person in the I.T. Services office for free!

Notes about using your own computer on campus:

  • You are not required to have your own computer. Computer labs are available on campus with all necessary software and printers.
  • Asbury University provides a Microsoft Office365 license to all active students, faculty, and staff. The Microsoft suite can be downloaded online and authenticated with your Asbury credentials. See this solution for instructions. 
  • Asbury University supports limited voice and video communication over the Internet. Not all video cameras (webcams) and internet phone software will function properly through the campus Internet connection. Assistance with Skype, Zoom, and other web conferencing software is available through I.T. Services. Foreign software programs and telephone devices are not recommended or supported by I.T. Services.
  • Laptops are recommended because of their portability. Students wishing to use tablet computers should consult I.T. Services and their faculty advisor about whether or not a tablet computer (iPad, Microsoft Surface, Nook, Kindle Fire, etc.) will fit their academic needs.

More Information

For more information about computer services, please see our FAQs.

Please feel free to call Information Technology Services at (859) 858-5177 if you have any questions about purchasing a computer through our website.