If you plan to purchase a laptop for use while at USD, you can use the information on this page to guide your purchasing decision.

Factors to Consider:

    1. Some academic programs require their students to have a specific type of laptop
    2. Does the laptop meet the minimum computer requirements to connect to USD's network?
    3. Does the laptop qualify for one of the computer support options offered by USD?

A. Academic Program Laptops

All the Academic Programs listed below have recommended laptops, but none of the programs require a specific laptop. Recommendations are based on the types of applications used in the program, some of which are designed to work better with either a Mac or PC. 

Note: The School of Medicine requires that students have a PC available for testing.

Graphic Arts Apple
Medical School   HP
Nursing Lenovo HP
Physician Assistant Lenovo HP

B. Computer Requirements

USD requires that computers meet a minimum set of requirements before they are able to connect to the USD network. The requirements cover both Windows and Mac computers.

C. Computer Support Options

USD provides several levels of computer support to students. You can check the student computer support options to see the three levels of support that are available.