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What makes me eligible to receive support from USF Health Information Systems?


 

Hardware Standards

Standards for new purchases and minimum specifications for support of existing hardware.

The minimum PC standard specifies the level a machine must meet to be eligible for on-site support. These standards are for machines

used for personal/office productivity, e.g. general network access, email, word processing, database, or information handling, and are

intended to encourage retirement and replacement of antiquated equipment. Machines used in a dedicated research capacity, e.g. as

controllers or data collection points for scientific equipment are exempt.

Desktop Computer Standards

Minimum Standard

Recommended PC Standard


Processors (CPU)

Intel Core 2 Duo

 

AMD Phenom


CPU

Intel i5

Intel i7

AMD A series

Memory2 GBMemory4 GB
Hard Drive

120 GB HD

(8 GB Free on Drive C)

Hard Drive

250 GB Hard Drive

(15 GB Free on Drive C)

Optical Drive24x CD/CDR DriveOptical DriveCD/DVDR Drive


Operating System

Clinical: Windows XP (SP3)

Non Clinical: Windows XP


Operating System

Clinical: Windows XP (SP3)

Non Clinical: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Note: All PC's should have a functional network card

Recommendations for New Computer Purchases

Notes: The options listed are those about which we are most commonly asked.  The list is not comprehensive and additional options are listed on the

Dell Web site for each of these systems. Desktop systems will need a keyboard, mouse, , etc.  Notebook systems will need a carrying case and may need other options.  

Each of these systems offer various processor options; those listed are the recommended minimums. 

*Any laptop purchased with USF Funds will be required to have PGP Encryption software installed on the laptop. 

http://www.it.usf.edu/purchasing/information/utsb/encryption

 USF Health IS will support equipment listed on the USF Computer Store web page. For more information please follow the link below.

USF Computer Store

To get the latest special pricing for institutional purchases visit Dell's USF "Premier Page" there you will first find some standard configurations Dell recommends. 

With new policies in place all state "Technology" related purchases must go through the USF Computer Store. (813) 974-1779.

 USF Computer Store 

To see everything available click on the Full Catalog link.  

Dell's USF/HSC Premier Page  

For Personal computer purchases click the link below, then click "Custom" and then "Buy Your Dell" to see the full catalog.

Dell "Personal purchases" Premier Page

 If you have questions when ordering please feel free to call our Support Desk at 974-6288.

Printers and Scanners

All printers/scanners purchased using State funds must be purchased from the USF Computer Store.
 

 

Supported Software and USF Health Software Standards

Below are the software products USF Health IS recommends and supports.

 

Computer Operating Systems Supported by Health IS

MAC System 10 or >YesOlder versions of the MAC OS are not supported.
Windows XP ProfessionalYes
Supported but not recommended (Clinical use only)
Windows 7 Enterprise/UltimateYesThis is the standard at USF Health.
Windows 8YesWe will provide support for personal devices

Applications/Software

 WindowsMac OSCOMMENTS
Adobe Acrobat ReaderYes

Yes

.
 Yes

 N/A

 
McAfee Virus ScanNo

 Yes

For MAC's only
Microsoft Office 2007YesYesThis is the USF Health Standard - Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Front Page, Outlook

Microsoft Office 2010

YesYes
Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Front Page, Outlook
Microsoft EntourageN/AYes
Recommended Mac E-Mail Client .
Microsoft Internet Explorer v 7YesN/Aonly supported for PC's using clinical applications
Microsoft Internet Explorer v10  YesN/ARecommended Web Browser for Windows PCs that are not using Clinical Applications.
Google Chrome v 28.0.1500.72mYesNo
A good alternative browser, but we don’t support Chrome officially because some mission-critical,
3rd-party applications rely on ActiveX technology to run optimally in a Windows environment. For Mac users,
Chrome only runs on the 2 newest versions of OS X, Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5).
Mozilla Firefox v 18-21YesNo
A good alternative browser, but we don’t support Firefox officially because some mission-critical,
3rd-party applications rely on ActiveX technology to run optimally in a Windows environment. For Mac users,
Firefox 3 only run on the 2 newest versions of OS X, Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5).
Opera 8.x, 9.xNoNo
A good alternative browser, but we don’t support Opera officially because some mission-critical,
3rd-party applications rely on ActiveX technology to run optimally in a Windows environment.
For Mac users, Opera 9.x only run on the 3 latest versions of OS X, Panther (10.3), Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5).
Checkpoint Connectra VPNYesYes
Our primary solution for accessing Health resources remotely.
Check Point & Symantec AntivirusYesYesThis is the required antivirus for USF
Virex Virus Scan N/AYes

This product has been discontinued, and is now known as Mcaffee Virus Scan for MAC.

Safari No YES Primary web browser for Macs 

Student Computing Standards

MCOM Program & Physical Therapy Program

All USF Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) MD students and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students are required to own a notebook computer and optionally purchase a color laser printer for instructional purposes (highly recommended). Students must also have a high-speed internet connection at their residence in order to access online course information.

** SELECT students (only) are also required to have a compatible webcam (min of 2 megapixels) for use during Mentorship/Coaching sessions.  This webcam should either be built into your notebook, or be a portable model.

 Students must have your network computer available for use on the following dates:

  • SELECT MD Program students:              Monday, July 30th
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Students:      Wednesday, August 1st
  • MD Core Program students:                       Monday, August 6th

Please follow the timeline for purchasing, receiving and configuring your notebook computer and software by USF Health Information Systems (813) 974-6288 to assure you will be prepared for classes:

  •  May 21, 2012 – begin placing orders with the USF Computer Store located in the Marshall Student Center or via the website or phone (813) 974-1779
  • July 9, 2012 – last day to place computer orders with the USF Computer Store to be sure it will be ready for classes. Computer Store staff will contact you when your order arrives and to arrange payment and pickup of the equipment.
  • July 23, 2013 – last day for SELECT students to bring your computer to USF Health I/S for set-up/software installations to be assured it will be ready by July 26, 2013
  • July 23, 2013 – last day for Physical Therapy students to bring your computer to USF Health I/S for set-up/software installations to be assured it will be ready by July 26, 2013
  • July 23, 2013 – last day to bring your computer to USF Health I/S for set-up/software installations to be assured it will be ready by July 26, 2013

 Plan that your computer will be with the Health I/S group from 1 to 3 days depending on the number of computers awaiting setup, but we normally finish most within a day. Health I/S will install: Office 2010 or 2012 from disc bundle purchased with the laptop, Connectra VPN Client, Examsoft, Image Scope, Adobe Reader, webcam and videoconference software (as appropriate), and approved Antivirus software.  The computer will also be configured to work with the USF Health Wireless networks, and any other software requested by the student will be installed. 

For students who do not purchase a Dell branded computer all services will be available to them with the exception of onsite hardware replacement.  If you have any technology issues or questions in the future please contact USF Health Information Systems through one of the following methods:

 Health IS Live Chat Portal: https://livehcat.health.usf.edu

Health IS Support Email Address: support@health.usf.edu

USF Health Information Systems provide full technical support for all students (http://health.usf.edu/is).    

The latest version of the Movi client is 4.4.3, but as long as you have at least version 4.3.12 then you should not experience any compatibility issues.  Configuration of the client (server & connection settings) will need to be performed by USF Health I/S to ensure any potential issues are kept to a minimum.  

 *** USF Health I/S is located in the Faculty Office Building (FOB) at 13220 USF Laurel Dr., 2nd Floor

 

Note

Icon
  •  Most software installations can be done by you through links provided on our Health I/S website, including the Movi desktop conferencing client. It is not mandatory that I/S perform this installation; however, they are more than happy to accommodate anyone who would like assistance.  (You will need your USF Health Email ID and Password to access these downloads)  You can contact USF Health IS at support@health.usf.edu, or through the live chat portal at https://livechat.health.usf.edu, and also on the phone at (813) 974-6288 from 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.
  • If you already own computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you should not have any compatibility issues.  We strongly recommend Windows 7 as Microsoft has phased out support for XP and will be doing the same for Vista before the year is over.  Windows 8 is not recommended at this time due to software incompatibility issues.
  • If orders are placed with the USF Computer Store, Health I/S recommends that you pick up, verify your order is complete and meets your satisfaction before delivery to Health I/S for setup and software installation. 
 Financial Aid Recipients
If you need to have any component of a new computer and/or printer purchase added to your cost of attendance budget for financial aid, you must provide the Financial Aid Office with copies of purchase receipts for the required computer components.
 Primary Recommendations for Computing
  •  It is strongly recommended that you purchase a Windows-based PC notebook.

    • While we have listed below specifications for a MAC (Apple), please be aware that USF Health I/S andLehigh Valley Health Network I/S (*SELECT Program MD students) primarily supports PC units.
    •  Students will be using Examsoft software for computer-based examinations.   A Mac Version of Examsoft is available, and is currently used here at USF Health along with the Windows version.  If you would still prefer to run Boot Camp with a purchased copy of Windows 7 on your Mac that is supported as well.
  •  Recommended MAC & Windowscomputer models for MCOM, DPT, and SELECT students (USF Computer Store Pricing):
    • Dell Inspiron 15 - $834.99
    • Dell Latitude E6430 - $1595.99 (Recommended model)
    • Dell Latitude E6530 - $1087.99 (Recommended model)
    • MacBook Pro 15” Retina - $1999.00

 (SELECT students) When purchasing any of the above systems, or using a laptop that does not have a built in webcam then a webcam should be purchased.  Please refer to the MAC & Windows PC Specifications section below.

 If a student already has a laptop, or wants to buy a non-Dell machine then these are the minimum recommended specifications.

 Minimum MAC & Windows PC Specifications:

  •  Intel Core I3, I5, or I7 family of processors or AMD A8 or A10 series processors
  •  2.2 Ghz or higher processor (CPU) speed
  • 14” or higher display running 1366 X 768 resolution or higher
  • Ethernet connection (wired)
  • Wireless B/G/N connection
  •  4 Gigabytes of RAM
  • 250 Gigabyte Hard Drive
  •  Select Students – Compatible HD webcam (minimum of 2MP video conferencing with conferencing software)
  • Windows 7 & Windows 8 (Preferably Windows 7)

 Software

  •  Operating Systems
    • PC- Windows 7 or Windows 8 32 bit or 64 bit (64-bit preferred)
    • MAC OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Microsoft Office*
    • PC - Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013
    • MAC – Office 2011
  • Adobe Acrobat Reade
  • Antivirus software (Symantec is provided free of charge through the USF website with NetID)  http://www.usf.edu/it/services/software-and-security-downloads.asp
  • Connectra VPN Client
  • Image Scope
  • ExamSoft – PC or MAC (Mac boot camp is not required)

 Printer

  •  HP LaserJet Pro 200 M251nw Color Printer (or equivalent) - ~$259
  • Any Color Laserjet Printer will suffice if other brands are preferred as the computer store may not stock all versions

Webcam

  •  Logitech C910
  • Logitech C920


Note

Icon
  • Dell models have 3-year parts and labor, or the 3-year accidental damage coverage warranty.  Depending on which option is chosen the price can change, so please make sure you verify which one you are purchasing.
  • Systems are subject to change as new models are introduced, but comparable pricing and specs will be maintained throughout the "Back to School" rollout period.
  • * Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 are now available to all MCOM, DPT, and SELECT students at the USF Computer Store for a deeply discounted price (under $50) due to an agreement negotiated between USF Health IS and the USF Computer Store.  Contact USF Health IS through our live chat portal https://livehchat.health.usf.edu , via email support@health.usf.edu or on the phone (813) 974-6288 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.
  • Due to recent software updates from Apple Mac Mail may not function properly on the USF Health Network at this time, and Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC is the recommended email client on the Apple platform.

CON Programs

 Plan that your computer will be with the Health I/S group from 1 to 3 days depending on the number of computers awaiting setup, but we normally finish most within a day. Health I/S will install: Office 2010 or 2012 from disc bundle purchased with the laptop, Connectra VPN Client, Examsoft, Image Scope, Adobe Reader, webcam and video conference software (as appropriate), and approved Antivirus software.  The computer will also be configured to work with the USF Health Wireless networks, and any other software requested by the student will be installed. 

For students who do not purchase a Dell branded computer all services will be available to them with the exception of onsite hardware replacement.  If you have any technology issues or questions in the future please contact USF Health Information Systems through one of the following methods:

Health IS Live Chat Portal: https://livehcat.health.usf.edu

 Health IS Support Email Address: support@health.usf.edu

USF Health Information Systems provide full technical support for all students (http://health.usf.edu/is).   

The latest version of the Movi client is 4.4.3, but as long as you have at least version 4.3.12 then you should not experience any compatibility issues.  Configuration of the client (server & connection settings) will need to be performed by USF Health I/S to ensure any potential issues are kept to a minimum. 

 *** USF Health I/S is located in the Faculty Office Building (FOB) at 13220 USF Laurel Dr., 2nd Floor

 

Note

Icon
    1. Most software installations can be done by you through links provided on our Health I/S website, including the Movi desktop conferencing client. It is not mandatory that I/S perform this installation; however, they are more than happy to accommodate anyone who would like assistance.  (You will need your USF Health Email ID and Password to access these downloads)  You can contact USF Health IS at support@health.usf.edu, or through the live chat portal at https://livechat.health.usf.edu, and also on the phone at (813) 974-6288 from 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.
    2. If you already own computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you should not have any compatibility issues.  We strongly recommend Windows 7 as Microsoft has phased out support for XP and will be doing the same for Vista before the year is over.  Windows 8 is not recommended at this time due to software incompatibility issues.
    3. If orders are placed with the USF Computer Store, Health I/S recommends that you pick up, verify your order is complete and meets your satisfaction before delivery to Health I/S for setup and software installation. 


 Primary Recommendations for Computing
  •  It is strongly recommended that you purchase a Windows-based PC notebook.
    • While we have listed below specifications for a MAC (Apple), please be aware that USF Health I/S primarily supports PC units.
    •  Students will be using Examsoft software for computer-based examinations.   A Mac Version of Examsoft is available, and is currently used here at USF Health along with the Windows version.  If you would still prefer to run Boot Camp with a purchased copy of Windows 7 on your Mac that is supported as well.
  • Recommended MAC & Windowscomputer models for MCOM, DPT, and SELECT students (USF Computer Store Pricing):
    • Dell Inspiron 15 - $834.99
    • Dell Latitude E6430 - $1595.99 (Recommended model)
    • Dell Latitude E6530 - $1087.99 (Recommended model)
    • MacBook Pro 15" Retina-$1999.00

 If a student already has a laptop, or wants to buy a non-Dell machine then these are the minimum recommended specifications.

Minimum MAC & Windows PC Specifications:

  •  Intel Core I3, I5, or I7 family of processors or AMD A8 or A10 series processors
  •  2.2 Ghz or higher processor (CPU) speed
  • 14” or higher display running 1366 X 768 resolution or higher
  • Ethernet connection (wired)
  • Wireless B/G/N connection
  •  4 Gigabytes of RAM
  • 250 Gigabyte Hard Drive 
  • Select Students – Compatible HD webcam (minimum of 2MP video conferencing with conferencing software)
  • Windows 7 & Windows 8 (Preferably Windows 7)

Software

  • Operating Systems
    • PC- Windows 7 or Windows 8 32 bit or 64 bit (64-bit preferred)
    • MAC OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Microsoft Office*
    • PC - Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013
    • MAC – Office 2011
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader X
  • Antivirus software (Symantec is provided free of charge through the USF website with NetID)  http://www.usf.edu/it/services/software-and-security-downloads.aspx
  • Connectra VPN Client
  • Image Scope
  • ExamSoft – PC or MAC (Mac boot camp is not required)

Printer

  • HP LaserJet Pro 200 M251nw Color Printer (or equivalent) - ~$259
  • Any Color Laserjet Printer will suffice if other brands are preferred as the computer store may not stock all versions

Webcam

  • Logitech C910
  • Logitech C920

 

Note

Icon
    1. Dell models have 3-year parts and labor, or the 3-year accidental damage coverage warranty.  Depending on which option is chosen the price can change, so please make sure you verify which one you are purchasing.
    2. Systems are subject to change as new models are introduced, but comparable pricing and specs will be maintained throughout the "Back to School" rollout period.
    3. * Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 are now available to all MCOM, DPT, and SELECT students at the USF Computer Store for a deeply discounted price (under $50) due to an agreement negotiated between USF Health IS and the USF Computer Store.  Contact USF Health IS through our live chat portal https://livehchat.health.usf.edu , via email support@health.usf.edu or on the phone (813) 974-6288 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.
    4. Due to recent software updates from Apple Mac Mail may not function properly on the USF Health Network at this time, and Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC is the recommended email client on the Apple platform.

COPH Programs

Plan that your computer will be with the Health I/S group from 1 to 3 days depending on the number of computers awaiting setup, but we normally finish most within a day. Health I/S will install: Office 2010 or 2012 from disc bundle purchased with the laptop, Connectra VPN Client, Examsoft, Image Scope, Adobe Reader, webcam and video conference software (as appropriate), and approved Antivirus software.  The computer will also be configured to work with the USF Health Wireless networks, and any other software requested by the student will be installed. 

For students who do not purchase a Dell branded computer all services will be available to them with the exception of onsite hardware replacement.  If you have any technology issues or questions in the future please contact USF Health Information Systems through one of the following methods:

  Health IS Live Chat Portal: https://livehcat.health.usf.edu

 Health IS Support Email Address: support@health.usf.edu

 USF Health Information Systems provide full technical support for all students (http://health.usf.edu/is).   

 The latest version of the Movi client is 4.4.3, but as long as you have at least version 4.3.12 then you should not experience any compatibility issues.  Configuration of the client (server & connection settings) will need to be performed by USF Health I/S to ensure any potential issues are kept to a minimum. 

 *** USF Health I/S is located in the Faculty Office Building (FOB) at 13220 USF Laurel Dr., 2nd Floor

 

Note

Icon
  1. Most software installations can be done by you through links provided on our Health I/S website, including the Movi desktop conferencing client. It is not mandatory that I/S perform this installation; however, they are more than happy to accommodate anyone who would like assistance.  (You will need your USF Health Email ID and Password to access these downloads)  You can contact USF Health IS at support@health.usf.edu, or through the live chat portal at https://livechat.health.usf.edu, and also on the phone at (813) 974-6288 from 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.
  2. If you already own computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you should not have any compatibility issues.  We strongly recommend Windows 7 as Microsoft has phased out support for XP and will be doing the same for Vista before the year is over.  Windows 8 is not recommended at this time due to software incompatibility issues.
  3. If orders are placed with the USF Computer Store, Health I/S recommends that you pick up, verify your order is complete and meets your satisfaction before delivery to Health I/S for setup and software installation. 
 Primary Recommendation for Computing
  •   It is strongly recommended that you purchase a Windows-based PC notebook.
    • While we have listed below specifications for a MAC (Apple), please be aware that USF Health I/S primarily supports PC units.
    •  Students will be using Examsoft software for computer-based examinations.   A Mac Version of Examsoft is available, and is currently used here at USF Health along with the Windows version.  If you would still prefer to run Boot Camp with a purchased copy of Windows 7 on your Mac that is supported as well.
  • Recommended MAC & Windowscomputer models for MCOM, DPT, and SELECT students (USF Computer Store Pricing):
    • Dell Inspiron 15 - $834.99
    • Dell Latitude E6430 - $1595.99 (Recommended model)
    • Dell Latitude E6530 - $1087.99 (Recommended model)
    • MacBook Pro 15" Retina-$1999.00

  If a student already has a laptop, or wants to buy a non-Dell machine then these are the minimum recommended specifications.

  Minimum MAC & Windows PC Specifications:

  •   Intel Core I3, I5, or I7 family of processors or AMD A8 or A10 series processors
  •  2.2 Ghz or higher processor (CPU) speed
  • 14” or higher display running 1366 X 768 resolution or higher
  • Ethernet connection (wired)
  • Wireless B/G/N connection 
  •  4 Gigabytes of RAM
  • 250 Gigabyte Hard Drive 
  •  Windows 7 & Windows 8 (Preferably Windows 7)

  Software

  •   Operating Systems
    • PC- Windows 7 or Windows 8 32 bit or 64 bit (64-bit preferred)
    • MAC OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Microsoft Office*
    • PC - Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013
    • MAC – Office 2011
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader X
  • Antivirus software (Symantec is provided free of charge through the USF website with NetID)  http://www.usf.edu/it/services/software-and-security-downloads.aspx
  • Connectra VPN Client
  • Image Scope
  • ExamSoft – PC or MAC (Mac boot camp is not required)

 Printer

  •  HP LaserJet Pro 200 M251nw Color Printer (or equivalent) - ~$259
  • Any Color Laserjet Printer will suffice if other brands are preferred as the computer store may not stock all versions

 Webcam

  •  Logitech C910
  • Logitech C920

 

Note

Icon
  1. Dell models have 3-year parts and labor, or the 3-year accidental damage coverage warranty.  Depending on which option is chosen the price can change, so please make sure you verify which one you are purchasing.
  2. Systems are subject to change as new models are introduced, but comparable pricing and specs will be maintained throughout the "Back to School" rollout period.
  3. * Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 are now available to all MCOM, DPT, and SELECT students at the USF Computer Store for a deeply discounted price (under $50) due to an agreement negotiated between USF Health IS and the USF Computer Store.  Contact USF Health IS through our live chat portal https://livehchat.health.usf.edu , via email support@health.usf.edu or on the phone (813) 974-6288 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.
  4. Due to recent software updates from Apple Mac Mail may not function properly on the USF Health Network at this time, and Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC is the recommended email client on the Apple platform.

Pharmacy Programs

Plan that your computer will be with the Health I/S group from 1 to 3 days depending on the number of computers awaiting setup, but we normally finish most within a day. Health I/S will install: Office 2010 or 2012 from disc bundle purchased with the laptop, Connectra VPN Client, Examsoft, Image Scope, Adobe Reader, webcam and video conference software (as appropriate), and approved Antivirus software.  The computer will also be configured to work with the USF Health Wireless networks, and any other software requested by the student will be installed. 

For students who do not purchase a Dell branded computer all services will be available to them with the exception of onsite hardware replacement.  If you have any technology issues or questions in the future please contact USF Health Information Systems through one of the following methods:

  Health IS Live Chat Portal: https://livehcat.health.usf.edu

 Health IS Support Email Address: support@health.usf.edu

 USF Health Information Systems provide full technical support for all students (http://health.usf.edu/is).   

 The latest version of the Movi client is 4.4.3, but as long as you have at least version 4.3.12 then you should not experience any compatibility issues.  Configuration of the client (server & connection settings) will need to be performed by USF Health I/S to ensure any potential issues are kept to a minimum. 

 *** USF Health I/S is located in the Faculty Office Building (FOB) at 13220 USF Laurel Dr., 2nd Floor

 

Note

Icon
  1. Most software installations can be done by you through links provided on our Health I/S website, including the Movi desktop conferencing client. It is not mandatory that I/S perform this installation; however, they are more than happy to accommodate anyone who would like assistance.  (You will need your USF Health Email ID and Password to access these downloads)  You can contact USF Health IS at support@health.usf.edu, or through the live chat portal at https://livechat.health.usf.edu, and also on the phone at (813) 974-6288 from 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.
  2. If you already own computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you should not have any compatibility issues.  We strongly recommend Windows 7 as Microsoft has phased out support for XP and will be doing the same for Vista before the year is over.  Windows 8 is not recommended at this time due to software incompatibility issues.
  3. If orders are placed with the USF Computer Store, Health I/S recommends that you pick up, verify your order is complete and meets your satisfaction before delivery to Health I/S for setup and software installation. 
 Financial Aid Recipients
If you need to have any component of a new computer and/or printer purchase added to your cost of attendance budget for financial aid, you must provide the Financial Aid Office with copies of purchase receipts for the required computer components.
 Primary Recommendations for Computing
  •   It is strongly recommended that you purchase a Windows-based PC notebook.
    • While we have listed below specifications for a MAC (Apple), please be aware that USF Health I/S  supports PC units.
    •  Students will be using Examsoft software for computer-based examinations.   A Mac Version of Examsoft is available, and is currently used here at USF Health along with the Windows version.  If you would still prefer to run Boot Camp with a purchased copy of Windows 7 on your Mac that is supported as well.
  • Recommended MAC & Windowscomputer models for MCOM, DPT, and SELECT students (USF Computer Store Pricing):
    • Dell Inspiron 15 - $834.99
    • Dell Latitude E6430 - $1595.99 (Recommended model)
    • Dell Latitude E6530 - $1087.99 (Recommended model)
    • MacBook Pro 15" Retina-$1999.00

  If a student already has a laptop, or wants to buy a non-Dell machine then these are the minimum recommended specifications.

  Minimum MAC & Windows PC Specifications:

  •   Intel Core I3, I5, or I7 family of processors or AMD A8 or A10 series processors
  •  2.2 Ghz or higher processor (CPU) speed
  • 14” or higher display running 1366 X 768 resolution or higher
  • Ethernet connection (wired)
  • Wireless B/G/N connection 
  •  4 Gigabytes of RAM
  • 250 Gigabyte Hard Drive 
  •  Windows 7 & Windows 8 (Preferably Windows 7)

  Software

  •   Operating Systems
    • PC- Windows 7 or Windows 8 32 bit or 64 bit (64-bit preferred)
    • MAC OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Microsoft Office*
    • PC - Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013
    • MAC – Office 2011
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader X
  • Antivirus software (Symantec is provided free of charge through the USF website with NetID)  http://www.usf.edu/it/services/software-and-security-downloads.aspx
  • Connectra VPN Client
  • Image Scope
  • ExamSoft – PC or MAC (Mac boot camp is not required)

 Printer

  •  HP LaserJet Pro 200 M251nw Color Printer (or equivalent) - ~$259
  • Any Color Laserjet Printer will suffice if other brands are preferred as the computer store may not stock all versions

 Webcam

  •  Logitech C910
  • Logitech C920

 

Note

Icon
  1. Dell models have 3-year parts and labor, or the 3-year accidental damage coverage warranty.  Depending on which option is chosen the price can change, so please make sure you verify which one you are purchasing.
  2. Systems are subject to change as new models are introduced, but comparable pricing and specs will be maintained throughout the "Back to School" rollout period.
  3. * Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 are now available to all MCOM, DPT, and SELECT students at the USF Computer Store for a deeply discounted price (under $50) due to an agreement negotiated between USF Health IS and the USF Computer Store.  Contact USF Health IS through our live chat portal https://livehchat.health.usf.edu , via email support@health.usf.edu or on the phone (813) 974-6288 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.
  4. Due to recent software updates from Apple Mac Mail may not function properly on the USF Health Network at this time, and Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC is the recommended email client on the Apple platform.