Information Technology & Services at Aquinas College

Computer Recommendations

For best performance on AQnet, we recommend your personal computer meet certain specifications. While these are not requirements, having or exceeding the following specifications will enhance your AQnet experience. 

See "What do I need to do to get connected to AQnet?" for more information on configuring your computer on AQnet.

*Windows 10, 8, or 7 and MAC OS X (10.10 or greater) are currently supported. 

**Please note that antivirus software is required when using a Windows computer on AQnet. Aquinas does not require a specific antivirus package at this time. Often a student's home Internet service provider will offer professional-grade antivirus suites to their subscribers at no additional cost. These licenses can often be used for college-bound students as well (as long as the Internet subscription at home remains valid.) Avira, Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender are all available at no cost through publishers' websites.

Laptop PCs:

  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X2 Processor or better
  • 4 GB Ram  
  • Minimum 120 GB Hard Drive 
  • Wireless Card Supporting 802.11n (dual band) or 802.11ac supporting 5 GHz 
  • Microsoft Windows*
  • Microsoft Office (Available for free – Click here for details.)
  • Antivirus/Anti-spyware software**

Apple Laptops:

  • Intel-based MacBook or MacBook Pro 
  • 4 GB RAM 
  • Minimum 120 GB Hard Drive 
  • Wireless Card Supporting 802.11n 5 GHz 
  • OS X 10 (Yosemite) or higher
  • Microsoft Office (Available for free – Click here for details.)