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Drew University was the first liberal arts college to issue their students a computer, starting in 1984. Here is a glimpse into the history of the Computer Initiative at Drew.

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Image ModifiedLenovo ThinkPad L412 (base)2010Intel Core i3-330M Processor (2.13 GHz), 4GB DDR2 RAM, 2 DIMMs, 14.0” TFT LED Backli display, 1366x768, 250GB HDD (5400 RPM), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD, Integrated Intel 6200AGN Wireless, 10/100/1000 wired Ethernet, 2.0MP webcam, IEEE 1394 port, 4 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA port, DisplayPort output, and 4 year warranty with ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverageWindows 7 Professional, Microsoft Office 2007, Firefox, F-Prot, Adobe Digital School Collection 2010
Image ModifiedLenovo ThinkPad T410 (upgrade)2010Intel Core i5 540M (2.53-3.06GHz),4GB DDR3 RAM,14.1” TFT LED Backlit Display, 1440x900, 320GB HDD (5400 RPM), NVIDIA NVS3100M video graphics with 256MB, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Reader, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN Wireless, 3 year battery warranty, 0/100/1000 wired Ethernet, 2.0MP webcam, IEEE 1394 port, 4 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA port, DisplayPort output, and 4 year warranty with ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverageWindows 7 Professional, Microsoft Office 2007, Firefox, F-Prot, Adobe Digital School Collection 2010
Image ModifiedLenovo ThinkPad SL400 (base)2009Intel Core2 Duo P8700 CPU, 4GB RAM 14.1 WXGA display, 160GB HDD, Intel 4500MHD graphics, Intel 5100AGN Wireless, HDMI out,10/100/1000 Wired Ethernet, 8x dual-layer DVD recorder, media card reader, IEEE1394 port, and 4 year warranty with ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverageWindows XP Professional, Microsoft Office 2007, Firefox, F-Prot, Adobe Digital School Collection 2009
Image ModifiedLenovo ThinkPad T400 (upgrade)2009Intel Core2Duo T9600 CPU, 14.1" WXGA+ LCD display, 250GB HDD, ATI Mobility 3470 w/256MB Ram, Intel 5300 AGN wireless, 10/100/1000 Wired Ethernet, 8x dual-layer DVD recorder, media card reader, IEEE1394 port, and 4 year warranty with ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverageWindows XP Professional, Microsoft Office 2007, Firefox, F-Prot, Adobe Digital School Collection 2009
Image ModifiedLenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet (upgrade)2008Tablet PC, 12.1" 1400x1050 LCD Display, 1.6 GHz ULV Intel Core Duo Processor, 2GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 10/100/1000 wired Ethernet, Intel 802.11a/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth, IEEE 1394 port, media card reader, and 4 year warranty with ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverageWindows Vista Enterprise, Microsoft Office 2007, Firefox, F-Prot, Roxio Easy Media Creator
Image ModifiedLenovo ThinkPad T400 (base)2008Intel Core2 Duo T9400 processor, 14.1" LCD WXGA+ Display, ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 w/256MB video memory, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 10/100/1000 wired Ethernet, Intel 802.11a/g/n/Wireless Adapter, Bluetooth, IEEE 1394 port, media card reader, and 4 year warranty with ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverageWindows Vista Enterprise, Microsoft Office 2007, Firefox, F-Prot, Roxio Easy Media Creator
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IBM ThinkPad T612007

Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, 120GB HDD, integrated 802.11a/b/g wireless networking, 10/100/1000 wired Ethernet, 56Kbps modem, CD/DVD multiburner drive, 3 USB 2.0 high speed ports, 1394 (FireWire) port, 14" 1440x900 WXGA+ LCD display, Bluetooth, media card reader, Intel 965GM or nVidia Quadro NVS 140M graphics card, and 4 year warranty with ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverage

Windows XP Professional SP2, Microsoft Office 2007, Firefox, F-Prot for Windows, Roxio Easy Media Creator

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IBM ThinkPad R60 or T602006

Intel Core Duo laptop with 1.66 GHz T2300 or 2 GHz T2500 processor, 1 GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Integrated 802.11a/b/g wireless networking, 10/100/1000 wired Ethernet, 56Kbps modem, CD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD-R/CD-RW modular drive, ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 64 MB video card, 2 USB 2.0 high speed ports, External S-Video port, 15" or 14" 1400x1050 TFT Active Matrix Display, PCMCIA slot, and 4 year warranty with IBM ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverage

Windows XP Professional SP2, Microsoft Office 2003, Firefox, F-Prot for Windows, Roxio Easy Media Creator

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IBM ThinkPad R52 or T432005

Intel Centrino laptop with 1.86 GHz Pentium M processor, 1 GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Integrated 802.11b/g wireless networking, 10/100/1000 wired Ethernet, V.92 56Kbps modem, CD-RW/DVD-ROM modular drive, 2 USB 2.0 high speed ports, 1394 (FireWire) port, Parallel printer port, External S-Video port, IR port, 15" or 14" 1400x1050 SXGA+ LCD display, PCMCIA slot, and 4 year warranty with IBM ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverage

Windows XP Professional SP2, Microsoft Office XP SP2, Mozilla 1.7.8, F-Prot for Windows, Roxio Easy Media Creator
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IBM ThinkPad R512004

Intel Centrino laptop with 1.7 GHz Pentium M processor, 512 MB RAM, 80GB HDD, Integrated 802.11b/g wireless networking, 10/100/1000 wired Ethernet, V.92 56Kbps modem, CD-RW/DVD-ROM modular drive, 2 USB 2.0 high speed ports, 1394 (FireWire) port, Parallel printer port, External video port, IR port, 15" 1400x1050 LCD display, PCMCIA slot, 4 year warranty with IBM ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverage, and HP DeskJet 5150 printer

Windows XP Professional SP1, Microsoft Office 2003, Mozilla 1.7, F-Prot for Windows, Easy CD Creator, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004
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IBM ThinkPad R402003

Intel Centrino laptop with 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor, 512 MB RAM, 60GB HDD, Integrated 802.11b wireless networking, 10/100 wired Ethernet, V.92 56Kbps modem, CD-RW/DVD-ROM modular drive, 2 USB 2.0 high speed ports, 1394 (FireWire) port, Parallel printer port, External video port, IR port, 15" 1400x1050 LCD display, PCMCIA slot, 4 year warranty with IBM ThinkPad Protection for accidental damage coverage, and Epson Stylus C82 printer

Windows XP Professional SP1, Microsoft Office XP, Mozilla 1.4, F-Prot for Windows, Easy CD Creator, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
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Compaq Evo N1000C2002Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz processor, 15-inch XGA display, 256 MB DDR SDRAM, 30 GB SMART hard drive, DVD/CD-RW combo drive, integrated 10/100 Mbps network card, 802.11b wireless network card, integrated 56Kbps modem, and Epson C60 printer.Microsoft Office XP Professional,
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX,
Mozilla IMAP mail client,
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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Compaq Armada E5002001900 Mhz Pentium III- 128MB RAM, 20 GB HD, CD-RW, 14.1" TFT display, Integrated 10/100 networking and 56Kbps modem, 802.11B wireless network card, video out, and 
Epson Stylus 880 printer
Microsoft Office XP 
Macromedia DreamWeaver 
Netscape 
Windows 98
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Compaq Armada E5002000Celeron 550 - 128MB RAM, 6 GB HD, 24x CD-ROM, 13.3" TFT display, Integrated 10/100 networking and 56Kbps modem, video out, and 
Epson Stylus 760 printer
WordPerfect Suite 2000 
Macromedia DreamWeaver 
Netscape 
Windows 98
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Acer TravelMate 512T1999Celeron 366 - 64MB RAM, 4.1GB HD, 24x CD-ROM, 12.1" TFT display, Xircom 10/100 network adapter, Integrated 56Kbps modem, and  
Epson Stylus 640 printer
WordPerfect Suite 2000 
Netscape  
Windows 98
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 Acer Extensa 368D1998Pentium 233 MMX - 32MB RAM, 3.2GB HD, 20x CD-ROM, 12.1" color display, 3Com 10/100 network adapter, Integrated 56Kbps modem, and 
Epson Stylus 600 printer
WordPerfect Suite 8  
Windows 98
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Texas Instruments ESS21997Pentium 133 - 16MB RAM, 1.4GB HD, 8x CD-ROM, 11.3" dual scan color display, Motorola Mariner 28.8 Kbps Modem/Ethernet Card, and 
HP DeskJet 694C printer
WordPerfect Suite 8 for Windows 
Windows 95
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Texas Instruments Extensa 5101996Pentium 100 - 16MB RAM, 810MB HD, 10.4" dual scan color display, Megahertz 14.4 KBps PCMCIA Modem, and 
HP DeskJet 600C printer
WordPerfect Suite 7.0 for Windows 
Windows 95
Image ModifiedDigital HiNote199580486 - 8MB RAM, 170MB HD, and 
printer
WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows  
Quattro Pro 6.0 for Windows
Image ModifiedDigital DECpc 433se199480486-33 - 4MB RAM, 120MB HD, and 
Epson printer
WordPerfect 6.0b (DOS) 
Quattro Pro 5.0 for Windows 
Windows 3.0
Image ModifiedPanasonic CF-1000199380386sx - 4MB RAM, 60MB HD or 
(upgrade) 80486sx - 4M, 85MB HD, and 
Epson printer
WordPerfect 6.0 
Quattro Pro 5.0
Image ModifiedDigital DECpc 320p199280386sx - 2MB RAM, 40MB HD, and 
Epson printer
WordPerfect 5.1 
Quattro Pro 4.0
Image ModifiedZenith Supersport 286e199180286 - 1MB RAM, 40MB HD, and 
Epson printer
WordPerfect 5.1
Image ModifiedZenith Supersport 2861990

80286 - 640K RAM, 40MB HD, and 
Epson LX-810 printer
2400 Baud Modem

WordPerfect 5.1
MS-DOS 3.2
Image ModifiedZenith Supersport19898088 - 640K RAM, Dual 3.5" Floppy (Optional 20MB HD), and 
Epson LX-810 printer

WordPerfect 5.0 
Enable
MS-DOS 3.2

Image ModifiedZenith 18119888088 - 640K RAM, Dual 3.5" Floppy, and 
Epson LX-800 printer
WordPerfect 5.0 
Enable
Image ModifiedZenith 1571987

8088 - 640K RAM, ATI Graphics Card, Dual 5.25" Floppy Drives, Internal 1200 Baud Modem, and 
Epson LX-800 printer

WordPerfect 4.2 
Enable (Full)
MS-DOS 3.2

Image ModifiedEpson Equity I19868088 - 512K RAM, Dual 5.25" Floppy, and 
Epson FX-85 printer

Student WordPerfect 4.1 
Enable (Educational)
MS-DOS 3.1

Image ModifiedEpson QX-1619858088 and Z80 - 512RAM, Dual 5.25" Quad Floppy, and Epson FX-85 printer

Valdocs +
GW-BASIC 
MS-DOS 2.11
CPM-80

Image ModifiedEpson QX-10
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1984Z-80 - 128K RAM, Titan board, Dual 5.25" FloppyValdocs 1 
PeachCalc 
CPM-80
 

Year 1, The Epson QX-10

 

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