Computers: To buy, and Tabor student computers

Buying a computer:

It is not necessary to spend several thousand dollars on a new computer / laptop to study at Tabor.  A suitable Windows based computer can be found for several hundred dollars.  Currently, new Apple laptops start at $1199.

Windows / PC

When buying a Windows laptop or computer, ensure it meets or exceeds the following specifications:
    Operating System: Windows 10 or higher
    Processor: 1.6 ghz +
    RAM: 2 gb - 4 gb
    Hard drive: 80 gb +
    Screen size: Whatever screen size suits your needs.  Ensure the resolution is around 1024 x 768 or higher.

Apple / Mac

Any new computer from Apple (desktop or laptop) will be sufficient for any online tasks.
All Apple laptops and the Apple iMac's now ship with both an integrated microphone and webcam.
The following specifications are recommended:
    Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
    Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 17+, Google Chrome, or Opera 11+
    Adobe Flash or later.
    512MB of RAM

Notes:    An Apple iPad/iPhone, or Tablet/Smartphone is not suitable as your primary browsing device.  You will be able to access Tabor Online with these devices and access content, but features such as uploading assignments, downloading audio files etc. will not be available on these devices. 

Last modified: Monday, 14 February 2022, 11:03 AM