Personal ("home") computer recommendations for KUMC students, faculty, and staff
These recommendations are intended to assist KUMC students, faculty, and staff with buying computers for personal use (home computers, portables, etc.) in consideration of the fact that they may be used at least occasionally to access and use KUMC resources and services. Faculty and staff who need a computer for regular use for University business should consult Faculty and staff computer standards at KU Medical Center.
Please note that personal computers are not to be used to access or store sensitive information including Protected Health Information (per HIPAA); Personal Identity Information; Student Financial Information (per Graham-Leach-Bliley); student demographic and academic information (per FERPA); and other forms of sensitive information. See the university's Sensitive Information Policy. Generally faculty, staff, and students should exercise discretion in accessing and storing University, hospital, and clinical information from/on any personal computer.
|Processor||Intel Core i5|
|Networking||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n|
|Warranty||3 years or more|
|Operating System||Windows 7 or for Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion|
We strongly encourage you to purchase an external hard drive for backups or use an online service such as Crash Plan.
Even more important than the computer is the type of Internet connection you have. You will want a broadband cable modem or DSL connection; a legacy dial-up modem connection will not provide satisfactory performance. Providers of broadband connections in the Kansas City metropolitan area include Time-Warner, Comcast, SBC, AT&T, Google, and Surewest. Not all providers are available in all areas.