|United States Naval Academy
Information Technology Suite
The Class of 2017 will be issued an Information Technology Suite consisting of a notebook computer with pre-configured software applications, a docking station and a printer. These computers are complemented by the required Texas Instrument TI-Nspire™ CX CAS (Computer Algebra System) color graphing calculator. Each suite is capable of supporting all academic requirements and functioning as a data communications device. These systems are optimized for compatibility with the Naval Academy's data communication's environment. All software is standardized, configured for USNA defaults, and loaded at the factory during system assembly. Many of the software applications are site-licensed, volume-licensed, educational shareware, or locally developed programs (not commercially available).
Midshipmen are required to run both administrative and academic software. The administrative software is centered around the office suite, email, and web browsers. The Class of 2017's office suite will be the enterprise edition of Microsoft Office. It includes Microsoft Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (presentation and graphics package), Access (database), and other support software. This software is pre-configured on a master hard disk and factory loaded on every midshipman's microcomputer during production. Additional required academic software is purchased in the USNA book store and treated as a book issue.
To support midshipmen in using their new systems, an on-line "Microcomputer Getting Started Guidebook" will be produced by Information Technology Services. This electronic guidebook provides general information about the issued systems, software applications, and the Naval Academy Data Network.
Technical Specifications from TI website
Screen size: 320 x 240 pixels (3.2" diagonal)
Screen resolution: 125 DPI; 17-bit color
Powered by the TI-Nspire Rechargeable Battery (included)
Memory: 100 MB storage memory / 64MB operating memory
USB port for computer connectivity, unit-to-unit communication with other TI-Nspire family handhelds.
Detailed list of features and specifications
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|Revision: 14 June 2012|