Hardware

Is there a minimum hardware requirement for faculty and staff computers?

Windows PCs should meet the recommended requirements for running the Windows XP operating system. Apple computers should meet the minimum requirements for running the OS X operating system.

How do I request a computer upgrade?

Upgrades of computer parts such as hard drives or optical drives are usually handled by the Help Desk. If you are looking for a parts upgrade, please contact the Help Desk at Ext. 8803. If you are looking for a replacement computer with a faster processor, you must request an upgrade through your supervisor. Faculty should submit a written request for an upgrade to their department chair who will forward it to the dean. Staff may request replacement computers from their unit director or manager, who will forward their requests to the appropriate administrative vice president.

I want to buy a home computer. Can I get an educational discount?

Faculty, staff and students at Rhode Island College are eligible for educational discounts from many vendors. More information about personal computer purchases may be found in Buying a Computer

Page last updated: December 19, 2011