Northern State University requires that all full-time students bring a laptop or mobile device to campus. Most devices, including Apple products, will work with NSU’s technological infrastructure. NSU’s goal is to ensure your device is reliable and robust enough to support your academic success. For the best possible experience, NSU strongly recommends you purchase a device that meets the recommended configuration.
The following selections allow you to determine the best configuration and specification for your device. Please remember that these are recommendations that we believe will provide you the best possible experience.
- Processor: Dual Core or i5 or higher
- Memory: 4GB SDRAM
- Hard Drive: 160 GB
- Network Card: 10/10/1000 Mbps Ethernet
- Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Operating System:
- Windows 7 or 8 for PC
- OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard for Macs
- Optical Drive: DVD Writer
- Battery: 9-cell
- USB: Minimum of 2 ports
Hardware Warranty Repair
NSU technicians are certified to perform warranty repair on Fujitsu and Dell systems. By purchasing a device from one of these vendors, you are able to receive warranty work at no charge on the NSU campus.
Net Services will perform repair on devices not covered by warranty at the student’s costs for parts. Net Services cannot perform warranty work on any other devices.
Supported Mobile Devices
NET Services will provide limited support for mobile devices. Our repair staff will assist users to connect to the NSU wireless network and NSU resources such as Gmail.