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Computer Purchasing Program

Incoming Philadelphia University freshmen are required to have a laptop computer. Please look for your program major link below to determine what you should bring to campus this fall. There is also a link to the University Bookstore for laptop bundles that meet the requirements.

Click Here to go to the University Bookstore For Educational Hardware and Software Discounts

General questions may be directed to the Technology Help Desk at 215-951-4648 or send questions and comments to: HelpDesk@PhilaU.edu

College of Architecture and the Built Environment (Graduate)

For all majors

*NOTE: (Includes GRADUATE: Geodesign, Construction Management, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Sustainable Design)

All Majors
Minimum Recommended Windows LaptopHigher-Performance Windows Laptop
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.00GHz) Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.00GHz) up to Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 Processor (4 Cores, 8MB Cache, up to 4.20GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro
Display Type 15" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Non-Touch Display 15.6" 4K (3840x2160), anti-glare, IPS
System Graphics NVIDIA Quadro M2200M 4GB NVIDIA Quadro M2200M 4GB
Total Memory 16GB DDR4-2400MHz SODIMM 64GB DDR4 2400MHz ECC SODIMM
Camera 720p HD Camera 720p HD Camera
Hard Drive 512GB SSD PCIe MLC OPAL2 (Solid State Drive) 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2 (Solid State Drive)
Optical Device N/A N/A
Battery 6 Cell Li-Polymer Battery 90Wh 6 cell Li-Ion Battery
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter Thunderbolt, HDMI & Mini DisplayPort Thunderbolt, HDMI & Mini DisplayPort
Network Adaptor Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8265 and Bluetooth Version 4.1 vPro Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8265 and Bluetooth Version 4.1 vPro
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99) 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99)
Warranty 4-Year Extended 4-Year Safeware Extended
University Bookstore Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
As required by program and courses taken: - Adobe CC (Subscription Available at JourneyEd.com)
- Microsoft Office (now Office365 free with @students.philau.edu email)
- Granta (Free - University Bookstore)
- ESRI ArcGIS (University Bookstore)
- Rhino (University Bookstore)
- VRay for Rhino (https://vray.us/vray-rhino-student.html)
- Sketchup Pro (University Bookstore)
- Autodesk Revit (Free Download)
- Autodesk AutoCAD (Free Download)
- Autodesk 3DS Max (Free Download)
- Autodesk Ecotect (Free Download)

Additional free software and plugins such as Grasshopper3D, Sefaira are required for specific classes and download instructions will be provided by course instructors

 

College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce

 

Innovation M.B.A.
Required Apple Laptop Retina MacBook Pro
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Operating System Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology (2880x1800 resolution)
System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Camera Bulit-in
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Optical Device Not Included
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter HDMI & IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (Included in Bundle)
Included Software Windows 7 and Parallels
Warranty 4-Year Safeware Extended
Hardware Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Link
Software Purchase Link PhilaU Bookstore

 

Masters of Science in Textile Engineering
Required Apple Laptop Retina MacBook Pro
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Operating System Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology (2880x1800 resolution)
System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Camera Bulit-in
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Optical Device Not Included
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter HDMI & IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (Included in Bundle)
Included Software Windows 7 and Parallels
Warranty 4-Year Safeware Extended
Hardware Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Link
Software Purchase Link PhilaU Bookstore

 

Masters of Science in Global Fashion Enterprise
Required Apple Laptop Retina MacBook Pro
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Operating System Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology (2880x1800 resolution)
System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Camera Bulit-in
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Optical Device Not Included
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter HDMI & IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (Included in Bundle)
Included Software Windows 7 and Parallels
Warranty 4-Year Safeware Extended
Hardware Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Link
Software Purchase Link PhilaU Bookstore

 

Masters of Science in Industrial Design
Please see program computer specifications and software requirements HERE.

 

Masters of Science in User Experience and Interaction Design
Required Apple Laptop Retina MacBook Pro
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Operating System Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology (2880x1800 resolution)
System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Camera Bulit-in
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Optical Device Not Included
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter HDMI & IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (Included in Bundle)
Included Software Windows 7 and Parallels
Warranty 4-Year Safeware Extended
Hardware Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Link
Software Purchase Link PhilaU Bookstore

 

Masters of Science in Taxation
Required Apple Laptop Retina MacBook Pro
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Operating System Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology (2880x1800 resolution)
System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Camera Bulit-in
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Optical Device Not Included
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter HDMI & IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (Included in Bundle)
Included Software Windows 7 and Parallels
Warranty 4-Year Safeware Extended
Hardware Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Link
Software Purchase Link PhilaU Bookstore

 

Masters of Science in Textile Design
Required Apple Laptop Retina MacBook Pro
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Operating System Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology (2880x1800 resolution)
System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Camera Bulit-in
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Optical Device Not Included
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter HDMI & IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (Included in Bundle)
Included Software Windows 7 and Parallels
Warranty 4-Year Safeware Extended
Hardware Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Link
Software Purchase Link PhilaU Bookstore

 

Ph.D. in Textile Engineering and Sciences
Required Apple Laptop Retina MacBook Pro
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Operating System Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology (2880x1800 resolution)
System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Camera Bulit-in
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Optical Device Not Included
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter HDMI & IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (Included in Bundle)
Included Software Windows 7 and Parallels
Warranty 4-Year Safeware Extended
Hardware Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Link
Software Purchase Link PhilaU Bookstore

 

Strategic Design M.B.A.
Required Apple Laptop Retina MacBook Pro
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Operating System Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology (2880x1800 resolution)
System Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Camera Bulit-in
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Optical Device Not Included
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter HDMI & IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (Included in Bundle)
Included Software Windows 7 and Parallels
Warranty 4-Year Safeware Extended
Hardware Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Link
Software Purchase Link PhilaU Bookstore

 

 

College of Science, Health, and the Liberal Arts

 

Disaster Medicine and Management
Recommended Windows LaptopApple Laptop
Processor Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB L3) 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
Operating System MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display or Equivalent 13.3" Glossy Widescreen Display or Equivalent
System Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 2x4GB
Camera 720p HD Camera Built-in
Hard Drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm 256GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Device DVD Recordable Superdrive 8X
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter IEEE 1394a Port IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99) 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99)
Warranty 4-Year Extended 4-Year Safeware Extended
University Bookstore Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
Software Purchase Requirements Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email) Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email)

 

Midwifery
Recommended Windows LaptopApple Laptop
Processor Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB L3) 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
Operating System MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display or Equivalent 13.3" Glossy Widescreen Display or Equivalent
System Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 2x4GB
Camera 720p HD Camera Built-in
Hard Drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm 256GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Device DVD Recordable Superdrive 8X
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter IEEE 1394a Port IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99) 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99)
Warranty 4-Year Extended 4-Year Safeware Extended
University Bookstore Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
Software Purchase Requirements Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email) Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email)

 

Occupational Therapy
Recommended Windows LaptopApple Laptop
Processor Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB L3) 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
Operating System MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display or Equivalent 13.3" Glossy Widescreen Display or Equivalent
System Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 2x4GB
Camera 720p HD Camera Built-in
Hard Drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm 256GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Device DVD Recordable Superdrive 8X
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter IEEE 1394a Port IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99) 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99)
Warranty 4-Year Extended 4-Year Safeware Extended
University Bookstore Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
Software Purchase Requirements Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email) Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email)

 

Physician Assistant Studies
Recommended Windows LaptopApple Laptop
Processor Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB L3) 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
Operating System MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display or Equivalent 13.3" Glossy Widescreen Display or Equivalent
System Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 2x4GB
Camera 720p HD Camera Built-in
Hard Drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm 256GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Device DVD Recordable Superdrive 8X
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter IEEE 1394a Port IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99) 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99)
Warranty 4-Year Extended 4-Year Safeware Extended
University Bookstore Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
Software Purchase Requirements Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email) Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email)

 

B.S. Health Sciences / M.S. Physician Assistant Studies
Recommended Windows LaptopApple Laptop
Processor Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB L3) 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
Operating System MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display or Equivalent 13.3" Glossy Widescreen Display or Equivalent
System Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 2x4GB
Camera 720p HD Camera Built-in
Hard Drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm 256GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Device DVD Recordable Superdrive 8X
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter IEEE 1394a Port IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99) 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99)
Warranty 4-Year Extended 4-Year Safeware Extended
University Bookstore Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
Software Purchase Requirements Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email) Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email)

 

B.S. Health Sciences / M.S. Occupational Therapy
Recommended Windows LaptopApple Laptop
Processor Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB L3) 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
Operating System MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display or Equivalent 13.3" Glossy Widescreen Display or Equivalent
System Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 2x4GB
Camera 720p HD Camera Built-in
Hard Drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm 256GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Device DVD Recordable Superdrive 8X
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter IEEE 1394a Port IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99) 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99)
Warranty 4-Year Extended 4-Year Safeware Extended
University Bookstore Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
Software Purchase Requirements Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email) Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email)

 

B.S. Psychology / M.S. Occupational Therapy
Recommended Windows LaptopApple Laptop
Processor Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB L3) 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
Operating System MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Apple OSX Yosemite 10.10
Display Type 15" (1600x900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display or Equivalent 13.3" Glossy Widescreen Display or Equivalent
System Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Total Memory 16GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 2x4GB
Camera 720p HD Camera Built-in
Hard Drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm 256GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Device DVD Recordable Superdrive 8X
Battery Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent Li-Ion Battery or Equivalent
Power Cord North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter North American with Line Cord & 90W AC Adapter
PCI Adapter IEEE 1394a Port IEEE 1394a Port
Network Adaptor Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection Integrated WiFi Wireless B/G/N and 100/1000 Wired Connection
External Drive 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99) 1TB External Drive for Back-Ups (An additional cost of $99)
Warranty 4-Year Extended 4-Year Safeware Extended
University Bookstore Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link University Bookstore Direct Purchase Link
Software Purchase Requirements Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email) Microsoft Office (Provided free with @students.philau.edu email)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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