Q. I want to buy a computer, what do you recommend and do you offer any discounts? 
A. We recommend you purchase the computer you feel most comfortable using within your price range. Take advantage of our agreements with DellApple  or Lenovo to receive Lasell's discounted price.

Q. Do you have a recommendation for the minimum technical requirements for a computer?
A. For Windows computers we recommend Windows 8 with at least 8GB of RAM. For Apple computers we recommend running at least El Capitan MacOS with a minimum of 8GB of RAM. Full and extended manufacturer warranties are highly recommended. 

Q. Do you have a recommendation for the minimum technical requirements for internet service?
A. For taking online courses we strongly recommend an internet service capable of utilizing multimedia web content such as online videos and documents, which may accompany your course.

We recommend Microsoft Word such as Microsoft Office 365, which is available with your Lasell Credentials. Students are provided five licenses that can be used on Windows, iOS, Android and MacOS. Other discounted programs can be purchased through JourneyEd. OpenOffice is available for Windows and Mac as a free download at OpenOffice.org.  Firefox and Google Chrome both highly recommended. Can also use Internet Explorer. We also recommend Avast for antivirus and MalwareBytes for malware. Both applications will run on Windows and MacOS.

Q. How should I backup my documents?
A. We recommend backing up all of your coursework in the OneDrive included with your Microsoft email account. This location is secure, protected and comes fully loaded with free features. We do not recommend using USB flash drives or external hard drives for backing up your files. No matter what solution you choose, remember to always at least one copy of your coursework in a different location than the original. 

For all other questions, our staff at the Technology Help Desk are available 24/7 by phone (617)243-2200 and during business hours by email HelpDesk@Lasell.edu and chat support http://Chat.Lasell.edu