Laptop Requirements

The School of Engineering & Applied Science utilizes the most up-to-date teaching techniques both in and out of the classroom.  All  engineering and computer science students are required to have a laptop computer for their course work.

2017-18 Approved Laptops: 

2016-17 Approved Laptops: 

  • Lenovo ThinkPad P50 - Follow the link and click on the BLUE button titled 'YOUR LAPTOPS'
  • Dell Mobil Precision - Follow the link and click on the GREEN button titled 'SHOP YOUR STANDARD CONFIGURATION'
  • Mac Book Pro ***For Computer Science Majors Only***

2015-16 Approved Laptops:

  • Lenovo ThinkPad W541 (base model) and W550s
  • Dell M3800 and M4800
  • Mac Book Pro ***For Computer Science Majors Only***

 Requirements:

  • Advanced graphics card (Some models include ATI FireGL, ATI FirePro, NVidia Quadro FX line)

 Recommendations:

  • A four-year warranty
  • A portable mouse is helpful.
  • An extra power supply

Lenovo is a preferred vendor for Gonzaga University.  For preferred vendor pricing please visit  www.lenovo.com/gonzaga

Dell has provided Gonzaga engineering students with special discounts.  Please visit Dell.com/GonzagaEngineering

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) I have a X laptop that wasn't mentioned on the list, will it work?

A) The laptops on the approved laptop list were selected to meet the needs and requirements of the different software packages that you might use during your time at Gonzaga.  We do recommend that you choose a model from the list provided.  We cannot verify that all the required software will run properly on other machines. 

Q) Are the laptops on the approved list the only ones I can use?

A) The laptops on the approved laptop list were selected to meet the needs and requirements of the different software packages that you might use during your time at Gonzaga.  We do recommend that you choose a model from the list provided.  We cannot verify that all the required software will run properly on other machines.

Q) Can I use an Apple product?

A) Unfortunately due to some of the software packages that you could be using as an upperclassman, we had to limit the laptop choices to only  PCs for most engineering students.  Computer science students may bring an Apple laptop.