Computer Minimum Requirements

If you plan to purchase a computer or laptop for use at The Sage Colleges, please ensure that it meets the following specifications. Discount programs are available from Dell and Apple for Sage students. Contact the helpdesk at x4777 or if you need assistance in selecting the machine that is right for you.

We recommend that you purchase an extended warranty or maintenance plan for your computer.



  • Hardware:
    • PC - 2ghz PC or laptop with 1GB RAM or more
    • MAC desktop or laptop with 1GB RAM
  • Operating System:
    • Windows XP (Service Pack 2), Windows VISTA or Windows 7
    • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

Note: While machines with lower specifications may work on our network, to ensure a good user experience we recommend not purchasing or using a machine with lower than the recommended specifications.


  • Hardware:
    • PC - 1 GHz with 512 MB RAM
    • MAC with 512 MB RAM
  • Operating Systems (OS):
    • Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or higher
    • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

Students will be required to register their computer on the college network at first connection.

For information on software requirements, please see your academic department's requirements.

If you require any assistance or have any questions, please contact our Helpdesk at (518)244-4777, email at or check online in our Knowledge Base.