Laptops and Software

Recommended Windows Laptop Configuration

  • Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD multi-core chip (2.60 GHz or higher)
  • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • At least 8 GB of Memory
  • At least 500 GB hard drive (7200 RPM preferred)
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
  • 3 year warranty with 3 year total coverage (accidental damage protection)
  • Carrying Case

Apple Computers

If you are interested in purchasing a MacBook Pro, please order through the Education Store at Apple. You can find the link here.

Application Software

Iona College has chosen Microsoft Office ProPlus as its application suite. Office 365 ProPlus comes with a full version of Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and more. This software will be used in classrooms and is strongly recommended for optimal results and communication. Once a student receives their computer account information, they can install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus free of charge through the Office 365 Interface on five PCs or Macs, five tablets (iPad) and five mobile devices.

Antivirus Software

Students accessing Iona’s wireless network must have Microsoft Security Essentials, Kaspersky, AVG, Symantec, or McAfee antivirus software installed on their personal computers. If they do not have one of these antivirus products installed, Iona College will install Microsoft Security Essentials on their personal computer.