Having your own computer is not required, however, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore highly recommends that students have or purchase a laptop for the flexibility and portability that they provide for learning and collaboration purposes.
Students who have their laptops prior to Orientation will have the opportunity to configure them for the DigiPen wireless network prior to the start of classes and become oriented with the DigiPen network.
Students may purchase laptops from their preferred vendor. DigiPen does not recommend any specific vendor, model, or platform over others; however, we will list some vendors and laptops that may help you with your search once they are available. Additionally, some software needed for classes may not be available at the same time over different platforms.
If you already own a laptop or would like to save some money in the immediate future, consider purchasing a laptop that meets the following specifications that will be powerful enough for your first two years and then consider upgrading to a more powerful machine for your junior and senior year. Not only will the cost be lower by the time you need that more powerful technology, but the technology may have improved by that time as well.
Specifications for the first and second year undergraduates
Specifications recommended for undergraduates wishing to purchase a laptop to use for all four years.
The Institute does not recommend any specific vendor, model, or platform over others. However, HP offers discounts for DigiPen students.