Personal Mobile Device Recommendations

All students at Fisher College of Business have access to labs in Mason or Gerlach halls during the course of their studies.  The labs contain the software you need for taking classes here at Fisher, however many students prefer to purchase mobile devices for convenience.

To meet the minimum requirements of commonly used software and to use the Internet effectively, your mobile devices should meet the following recommended specifications. 

Tablets and Mobile Devices

Most modern tablet computers (Android tablets and iPads) do offer support for connecting to OSUWireless.

Many e-Reader tablets do NOT support OSUWireless due to their lack of support for enterprise-level networks.  These include but are not limited to:  Nook Simple Touch, Nook Color, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Keyboard (however, the Kindle Fire is supported on OSUWireless).  

  • Hardware: iPad 2 or newer
  • OS: iOS 6 recommended.
  • Network: 3G/4G (Optional)
  • Processor: NVidia Tegra 2 or better/ 1.2Ghz or Better
  • OS: Android Honeycomb 3.0 or better (Preferably Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 or better)
  • Network: 3G/4G (Optional)
  • Multi-touch support
  • 1GB of Memory or greater
  • 16GB Storage or greater
  • Support for Wireless 802.11 b/g/n (WPA2 compatible).
  • We do NOT recommend MID or ARCHOS TABLETS.
Windows 7
  • Processor:  2 GHz or better Intel i5
  • Operating system:  Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional
  • Disk space:  250 GB or more recommended
  • Memory (RAM):  4 GB or more
  • For networking:  TCP/IP. Wireless 802.11 b/g/n (WPA2 compatible).
  • Support for DirectX 9 Graphics adapter or better, with WDDM Driver, 256MG of graphics memory or better (non-shared), Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel capabilities
  • CD/DVD Read/Write drive, dual layer
  • Audio Output
  • Microsoft Office 2010
Macintosh computer
  • Processor:  2GHz or better minimum Intel i5 or better.
  • Operating system:  Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Disk space:  200 GB or more recommended
  • Memory (RAM):  4 GB or more recommended
  • For networking Open Transport (TCP/IP control panel. Wireless 802.11 b/g/n (WPA2 compatible).

 A wireless network card (most often built-in on laptops) supporting 802.11g standards is needed for wireless connectivity (802.11n is recommended). 

 If you have not purchased your mobile device yet, you might want to check with WiredOut, Ohio State's campus technology store.  They carry discounted Apple, Dell, HP and Lenovo products as well as a number of discounted software packages.