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Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Personal Laptop Requirements

Professional Laptop Use

Devices are issued to students on the first day of orientation for their use during the three year program. If you would prefer to use your own laptop, we ask that they meet the following requirements. Please note that TOSHIBA laptops are not recommended as they are not all compatible with the college’s network.

Minimum Requirements

The laptop must meet the following minimum requirements: TOSHIBA laptops are not recommended as they are not all compatible with the college’s network. 

CPU1 gigahertz (GHz) processor or higher
Memory (RAM)2 or 4 GigaBytes or higher
Hard Drive120GB or higher
CD/DVDCD re-writable and DVD readable
USBUSB capable
WirelessWPA/PEAP a/b/g capable
SoftwareAdobe 8 or higher, Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 2 or higher, Microsoft Office 2007
Operating SystemWindows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 10 or higher

Wireless Access

To connect to the network, you must have a wireless adapter in your laptop. The adapter must use either 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g to establish a connection.

The network name is “ACP” and it is encrypted with a password that changes each semester, which you will receive in your e-mail. You will also be given a unique username and password during orientation that you must use to connect.

Anti-Virus Protection

Your computer must have an anti-virus program installed with updated virus definitions. If your computer is suspected to be infected with any malicious program your account will be suspended immediately and your computer must be inspected by the college IT department before it will be allowed back on the network.

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