College of Nursing

College of Nursing - Academic Computing

Welcome! Academic Computing is the technology service area created to serve the College of Nursing. The office is located in the basement of the Collier building, Suite 0409.

New! Recommended Computers Guide 2019:
You can also download / view this guide in PDF format here
Chromebooks are not recommended.

PC Recommendations:

 

 

 

Desktops

Laptops

Processor

 **Intel chipsets are preferred over the AMD chipsets

Intel Core i5 or i7

Intel Core i5 or i7

Memory

8GB RAM or more

8GB RAM or more

Hard Drive

 **SSD (Solid State Drives increase performance considerably AND have no moving parts like a standard hard drive)

256 GB SSD or more

256 GB SSD or more

Wireless card

802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1

802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1

Operating System

 **Do not use Windows 8

Windows 10

Windows 10

Software

Microsoft Office365 (free for students through UT)

Microsoft Office365 (free for students through UT)

What would I get? Personally:

Dell XPS 13 non-touch laptop with a 256GB SSD, Intel i7 8565U CPU, Windows Home, 8GB 2133MHz RAM, with a 3-year warranty. With the added warranty, it costs a little more.

I like the 13-inch edge-to-edge screen vs. 15-inch. It will be lighter than a 15-inch laptop, and it looks built-to-last.

Also:

**Many new PC laptops come with only the USB-C connector. Be sure to look at what type of connectivity comes with a macbook that you are interested in getting. I've seen models with both USB-C only and some with the older USB connectors.
Always check before you buy if you perceive the need for the older USB connector.

***And most laptop manufacturers are eliminating the CD/DVD Drive. Consider this if you think you will need to access CDs or DVDs.

 

Apple Recommendations:

Any laptop model: MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro

Processor

Intel Core i5 or i7

Memory

8GB RAM or more

Hard Drive

 **SSD (Solid State Drives increase performance considerably AND have no moving parts like a standard hard drive)

256 GB SSD or more

Wireless card

802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2

Operating System

 **Do not use Windows 8

OSX - currently OSX version is Mojave.

Software

Microsoft Office365 (free for students through UT)

Also:

Pricing on Macs can be higher than PC counterparts. Sometimes, infrequently, Best Buy will have 2-day sales on Macbooks [marking them down $200, sometimes more]. Keep an eye on their web page for these kinds of deals.

 

 

**Many new Mac laptops come with only the USB-C connector. Be sure to look at what type of connectivity comes with a macbook that you are interested in getting. I've seen models with both USB-C only and some with the older USB connectors.
Always check before you buy if you perceive the need for the older USB connector.


Here is the link (PDF) from orientation on Monday,  May 6, 2019.

Configure Rocket Mail Smartphone instructions (PDF)

Marc Miller
Director, Health Science Campus College Support
Information Technology
Collier Building
Room 0409
419.383.5803
marc.miller@utoledo.edu
 Marc Miller

 Office hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Help Desk: dial 2400 (419.383.2400)
Here is the Main UToledo IT page

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 10/23/19