Laptop Recommendations for Students

Mac or PC?

Our core technology services, like Canvas and the wireless network, support both platforms. Student computers currently fall around 40% Windows and 60% Mac OS. The Business School requires that students purchase a Windows PC laptop. Students who major in Graphic Design may prefer a Mac since most of their courses use labs with Mac computers, though this is not required. Specific questions about curriculum requirements should be discussed with the Chairperson of the academic department or their designee.





14th Generation Intel Core i5

Apple M3 Chip 

Memory (RAM):



Hard Drive:

256GB solid-state (SSD) storage

256GB solid-state (SSD) storage

Wireless/Network Card:

Wireless: 802.11 a/c, Ethernet

Wireless: 802.11 a/c, Ethernet

Operating System:

Windows 11


Backup Storage:



Attention Business Majors:

The Business School requires that students purchase a Windows PC. There are software applications in many classes that will only run on a computer running the Windows operating system. Please visit the laptop requirement page for more details. 


Students are licensed to download Microsoft 365 on up to 5 devices, providing full versions of Office on PCs and Macs and mobile applications on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones while they are enrolled at Stonehill College. In addition, students have access to Office in all computer labs and classrooms as well as the Office web applications through their email service.

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