University of Southern Indiana

Bringing a Computer

Computer Recommendations:

If you want to bring your own computer to campus, you can bring a PC or a Mac, either will work on our campus network. Any modern computer should be sufficient, and you can use the recommendations below to help make your decision.

Processor Intel Core 2, i3, AMD Athlon X2, Turion X2 or higher
Memory 2GB (4GB Recommended) 
Hard Drive 160 GB (or better)

4 GB (or bigger) USB flash drive
CD-ROM drive DVD +/- RW Drive

Network Interface Card 
Desktop: 10/100/1G Ethernet card - This is required for direct network connection from residence halls.
Laptop: 10/100 Mb Ethernet and a wireless Ethernet card, you can use either.

You will also need to buy an Ethernet (RJ-45) cable to hook up your computer in your room.

Some form of up-to-date antivirus software is strongly recommended.

Windows 8.1//8/7/Vista or Mac OS X 10.4 thru 10.9.

You do not need to buy Microsoft Office as it is available in all computer labs and web versions are available.  Students can download the full version of Microsoft Office through the MyUSI portal.

If you are a resident student, you can use our high-speed Ethernet connection to connect to the USI's network and access Internet right from your room. USI provides both wired and wireless Internet access.

If you should have any questions regarding these services, please contact our Help Desk at (812) 465-1080 or contact us via email by clicking the link in the top right.

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