All incoming MCM students at Cummings School are required to have a laptop computer or tablet. You may purchase either a PC or a MAC; however, if you are considering a new purchase and have experience with PCs we highly recommend them in place of MACs because of compatibility with a variety of software we use in this program. We also recommend purchasing an extended warranty from the manufacturer to cover the cost of hardware repairs that may be needed.
|Hard Drive||256 Gb Solid State Drive|
|Optical Drive||CD/DVD Burner (Optional)|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-5300U|
|Video Card||Intel HD Graphics 5500|
|Network Card||100Mbps or higher|
|Wireless Network Card||802.11n|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Version 7 or 10 64 Bit, Mac OSX v.10.8 or higher. Current 10.11|
|Office Suite||Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Office 2011/2016 for Mac|
|Anti-Virus Protection||Norton, McAfee, Trend, Command|
Students who will be seeking financial aid should be aware that the cost of a laptop computer or tablet, up to certain limits, can be added to the student's budget for purposes of computing financial aid under the guidelines of the U.S. Office of Education. If you have questions about the financial aid application process, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at http://vet-staging.tufts.edu/admissions/financial-aid/contact-financial-aid/ or 508-839-8733 for detailed information, before purchasing your laptop.