Information Technology Services

Computer Buying Guide

UIC John Marshall ITS recommends a laptop that meets or exceeds the following specifications. There are many decisions to make when purchasing a new computer, so if you have any questions after reviewing this page, do not hesitate to contact the ITS Help Desk at 312.427.2737 ext. 550 or—or visit us on the 7th floor of the State Street building.

Recommended Specifications

  Processor  Intel i5 or i7 (or AMD Ryzen 5 or 7)
  Operating System  Windows 10 Home or Professional (64-Bit) or Apple MacOS
  Memory (RAM)  8 GB or more
  Storage (Hard Drive)  256GB or more (Solid State Drive (SSD) highly recommended)
  Warranty  Minimum 3-year extended warranty with accidental damage coverage

Consider Also:

Microsoft Office: access to current version included with UIC John Marshall Office365 school account

Manufacturer Websites
The URLs below are for your convenience.

Apple Higher Education Store
Lenovo Student Discount Page
Dell University


Contact Us

Information Technology Services
7th Floor (State Street Bldg.)
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 550

Help Desk Hours
Mon–Thurs: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed