Commons Computers

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The Commons has recently acquired all new computers, 72 Dell Optiplex and 5 Applie iMacs. The following are the specifications for each:

Dell Optiplex 780 MT Computer
    3.16 ghz Intel Core Duo Processor
    4 GB Memory
    250 GB Hard Drive
    512 MB ATI Radeon Video Card
    16x DVD
    Dell UltraSharp 22"  monitor          

Apple imac 21.5" All-In-One Computer/Monitor,
    3.06 ghz Intel Core Duo Processor,
    4 GB Memory
    500 GB Hard Drive
    8x Double Layer DVD
    Nvidia GeForce 9400m Video Card

            New Dells

The computers are configured and serviced by Academic Computing and Media Services (ACMS), which is the on-campus department responsible for maintaining and supporting the university's 40+ computer labs. The PCs are updated and rebooted each night, so that whatever user data is on the hard drive is erased; it is therefore best to back up your work on a flash drive or CD, or send your files to your email address.

The Commons also has a public scanner and workstation located near the Service Desk, as well as a high resolution scanner connected to the Media Room computer.

Specific desk space is provided for those who bring their own laptops, with power plugs available.