For help selecting the right computer for you, review these recommendations:
- Recommended Apple computers and tablets
- Recommended Windows-ready computers and tablets
- Recommended monitors
HMS IT requires that all computers used on campus have essential security software installed. Students may use their antivirus software of choice. Some examples include:
- On macOS, Avast is available for free.
- On Windows 10, Windows Defender is installed by default and requires no configuration or subscription.
HMS IT strongly recommends the use of backup software. When used correctly, backup software can create a backup of the critical files and personal data stored on your computer in case of hardware failure or other loss.
All HMS and HSDM students are issued an @hms.harvard.edu or @hsdm.harvard.edu email address. To access your email, you will need a mobile device with Duo installed.