Mac

Do I Need Virus Protection on My Mac?

Macs that are running the¬†most recent version of OS X -¬†OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion¬†includes the GateKeeper function that by default prevents Mac users from installing anything other than Apple-approved software. If you do not have the newest OS X you can upgrade your system through the App Store for $20. For more information about this click here  

Should I Buy a Mac or a PC?

It is entirely up to you. Both offer student discounts and are supported on campus.

Minimum Requirements & Suggested Software

Any computer purchased within the last two years will likely meet our minimum recommendations for accessing our campus network. If you are considering purchasing a new computer please review the following recommendations for your machine. If you have additional questions or need more information please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@highpoint.edu or at (336) 841-9147. Personal Computer Processor: Intel Dual Core, Core 2 Duo, or i5/i7 Processor; AMD Turion or Athlon processor Memory: 4GB or higher Hard drive: 160GB or higher Drives: DVD-Rom/DVD-RW Network: Wireless N or wired accessible Operating System: Windows 7 or newer Software: Microsoft Office 2010, Antivirus Read more

Computer & Software Purchase Programs

High Point University offers discounts to three websites. Dell and Mac offer a student discount when purchasing computers. Our software purchasing program is through a company called Varsity Buys. Dell Computer Purchase Program Apple Computer Purchase Program Software Purchase Program Click here to see the minimum requirements and suggested software