UL has committed to a blended learning strategy over the academic year (2020 / 2021), and this will place a requirement on students to purchase a good quality laptop.
UL has reviewed applications that students might need to run on their devices, and we have identified the following categories and suggested devices. While the buying decision rests solely with the student, we would ask students to please be aware of these device specifications when purchasing a device, off-the-shelf devices come with much lower specs and have a very limited hardware warranty. Also, these are only guidelines and certain Schools/Department may have specific IT requirements.
Apple Mac Device
An entry spec device which is capable of running the macOS Catalina 10.15 , Office and Endnote. Must include a microphone and camera.
Suggested spec - 14”, i3 Processor with Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Suggested device from Wriggle- Apple MacBook Air 13.3” Intel Core i3 (10th Gen) 1.1 GHz (3.2 GHz) / 4 MB Cache, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD & Limited warranty - 1 year, Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days.
As a UL student you have the option to purchase this device from HEAnet - https://store.heanet.ie
If you need to customize the configuration of this MAC Device to a higher specification please visit HEAnet - https://store.heanet.ie
Please note, you may wish to purchase extended warranty on this device.