Pomfret School technology supports students that use Macs or Windows computers for the 2017-18 school year.
Macs typically offer better battery life, user-friendliness, reliability and durability than PCs and we do strongly recommend that students bring a Mac. Pomfret faculty and computer labs are equipped with Macs and we have found the Macintosh operating system to be less susceptible to viruses and malware than Windows computers. By focusing on one platform we can improve the depth of our technical support and repair service whereas providing similar support to all types of Windows laptops and versions of Windows operating systems is more difficult due to variations in hardware and software.
A 2013 or newer Apple MacBook (Pro, Air or "MacBook" are all suitable) that runs OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later is recommended. Student laptops should have an internal disk drive that is at least 256 GB in size with at least 4 GB of RAM. For students who expect to do a lot of photo or film editing and store a lot of music, we recommend increasing the RAM to 8 GB and with a larger internal disk drive.