Recommended Minimum Specifications
Current SPU students can access various software titles through the SPU Download Center.
With Windows systems, you may receive either a x64 (64-bit) or x32 (32-bit) OS with most new systems containing x64. SPU resources can be accessed from both types of OS. To learn more about the differences go to 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions.
Many online retailers have special discounts and upgrades. Depending on how quickly you need a computer, you could choose to visit a store, such as Best Buy, Staples, etc. or purchase directly through the manufacturer's website (e.g. dell.com, lenovo.com, apple.com, etc...). Read reviews and visit a store in person to get a better idea of what a machine will look like when it arrives.
The following sites are commonly used references for reviews. Reviews units at these sites are generally provided by the vendor and should not be considered completely objective.