Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

Laptop Requirement

New for the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering starting in the fall of 2017, all incoming students will be required to bring a laptop to campus.  The College recommends the Lenovo ThinkPad T470s, with the following minimum specifications:

Display 14.0 WQHD(2560 x 1440) IPS Non-Touch
Camera 720p HD Camera with MIC
WiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1
System Unit Intel HD Graphics 620
Security Chip 2 Hardware dTPM
TPM Setting Hardware dTPM2.0 Enabled
Processor Intel Core i5-7300U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Total memory 8GB DDR4-2133 4GB Onboard +4GB (1 SoDIMM)
Hard drive 256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - Capable
Pointing device UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
Battery 3 Cell Li-Ion Battery 23.5WH Front
Battery 2 3 Cell Li-Ion Battery 26WH Rear
AC Adapter and Power Cord 45W AC Adapter - US(2pin)
Preload Language Windows 10 Home 64 English
OS DPK Windows 10 Home
Display Panel 14.0" WQHD IPS 300nit (2560 x 1440),No Multi-Touch,720p HD Camera,Mic,No WWAN Antenna,WiGig Antenna,WLAN,Black
Service 1 Protection 4YR Depot/CCI + ADP

It is highly recommended that a laptop be purchased with the recommended configuration provided by Lenovo from the following site: You must create an account using your Rowan email address to register, and to subsequently access the site.

It is also highly recommended that the Microsoft Office Suite be purchased. More information regarding computing resources and technology on campus can be found at the following link:  Computer Buyers Guide for Students.

Note: All engineering applications will run on Windows-based laptops but some may not have been designed to run on Apple products. However, owners of Apple products can access the same software available for Windows users via RowanCloud.