Rawls College of Business Laptop Requirements
The Rawls College of Business recommends the use of a Windows-based laptop for several reasons:
- Each student of the Rawls will take a course and exam to become certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel 2016. The certification exam is conducted on a Windows-based PC installed with Excel 2016. Students studying Excel on a Mac will learn keystrokes that do not match the Windows version, and as a result, will have difficulties translating their knowledge to the exam.
- Several courses taught in the Rawls College require access to Windows-based software.
- For years, Macs were reserved for more creative industries (such as graphics and design), and while some corporations have adopted Macs, most still rely on Windows-based machines. Windows has a bigger range of software designed for business purposes. If your plan is to get a career in a business profession, you are much better off becoming proficient on a Windows-based computer/laptop.
With this in mind, the Rawls College has partnered with Dell to negotiate steep discounts for Windows-based laptops that are designed to get our student through his/her entire tenure at Texas Tech University. These laptops range in price and power from “good,” “better,” “best”, and “best of the best,” ranging in price from $895-$1257. These prices are significantly discounted and provide our students with 4-year NEXT DAY, ONSITE warranty service!!
To look at your options and purchase one of these Dell laptops, go to http://www.dell.com/raiders and click on “Rawls College of Business Recommended Configurations.” Once there, click on the button for “Shop Your Standard Configuration” to see the options we have negotiated for you.
For those wishing to purchase a laptop elsewhere, our minimum specification recommendation is:
- Processor: Intel Core i5 dual core
- OS: Windows 10
- RAM: 8GB
- Hard Drive: 500GB
Please keep in mind that Texas Tech University provides its students with free access to Symantec Antivirus Protection and Microsoft Office!
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