Personal Computing at Cal Maritime
Access to a good computer is an essential part of your experience at Cal Maritime. If you plan to bring your own computer, there are a few things to consider before coming to campus.
For more detailed suggestions on how to buy a computer, how to protect your computer against viruses and purchasing new software, please visit the sections below and the links to the right
Computers on Campus:
On campus, students also can access the Cal Maritime network and Internet on computers located in the two main computer labs, computers in the Center for Engagement, Teaching & Learning (CETL) , Student Center as well as computers located in the Library. Upon arrival, students will be given specific instructions on how to connect to the Cal Maritime network.
Wi-Fi is available in all the dorms and throught the campus. Click here to see how to connect to Wi-Fi on campus
Help on Choosing a Computer:
Buying guides and suggestions for purchasing a new computer.
Protecting your computer:
Chosing and downloading anti-virus and anti-malware software.
Student discounted software. Free software for Cal Maritime students. Free alternatives to standard productivity software.
Choosing a Computer
What to Purchase
If you plan to bring a computer to Cal Maritime we recommend you bring a laptop for maximum flexiblity.There are a myriad of choices and configurations. The video on the left from PCWorld gives a good overview of what to look for in a laptop.
- Netbook -ultra-portable mini laptops with no disc drive
- Budget -laptops for less than $599
- Mainstream - laptops priced from $600 to $999
- High-end - laptops $1000 and up
Where to Buy
The Major Retailers stores offering good deals include
Be sure to also checkout Dell and Gateway