Required Notebook Computer Purchase

College of Education Computer Requirements - Altoona

The College of Education at Altoona recommends the following minimum computer requirements. More information about recommendations can be found at Office of Information Technology Web site.

13.3 MacBook

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2 GB of SODIMMs RAM
  • Display 13.3"
  • 120 GB Serial ATA Drive at 5400 RPM
  • 8x double-layer SuperDrive
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook

The College of Education also recommends that you purchase the following software packages and accessories:

  • Microsoft office Mac 2008
  • iLife '09
  • Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adaptor

This computer can be purchased from Penn State's Computer Store.

Additional financial information regarding how to secure competitive pricing, sources of financial aid, and additional support resources will be forthcoming.  You can find updated information at the EDUCATE Web site.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Leigh Haefner at

For more information:

Leigh Haefner

Dr. Leigh A. Haefner

Associate Professor of Science Education
Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences

Office: 225 Hawthorn Building
Phone: 814-949-5638