University Computer Guidelines and Specifications

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2021-08-10 16:40

Desktop Specifications

The lists below provide the minimum recommended specifications for computers purchased for personal, business and home use. They are separated into minimum recommendations for a new computer and acceptable minimum existing computer specifications. NOTE: The recommended specifications listed do not suggest that they will meet the needs of your course requirements. Please check your course requirements and adjust as needed. Remember, computers bought for university use must have the recommended three-year warranty. The windows 10 Home listing is only for student and personal systems.

Student, Staff & Faculty Personal Desktop Specifications
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor
10th Gen Intel Quad i5  or
 AMD Ryzen Equivalent
7th Gen Intel i5  or
AMD Equivalent
Memory 8 GB 6 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB Solid state Drive 500 GB Drive
Video Card 4 GB or Higher 2 GB or Higher
Monitor 22" LCD Monitor
20" LCD Flat Panel 
Operating System Windows 10 Pro/Home     (64 bit OS) Windows 8.1 Pro/ Home (64 bit OS)
LAN Gigabit Ethernet  Gigabit Ethernet 
Warranty 3 year warranty  
Note: Student warranties should cover the students expected stay at the university and have provisions for an expedient turn around should repairs be needed.
Last Updated 7/2021
 
University PC Desktop Specifications
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor             10th Gen Intel i5                 or AMD Ryzen Equivalent 7th Gen Intel i5 or AMD Equivalent
Memory 16 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB SSD Drive 500 GB Drive
Video Card 4 GB (or Higher) for dual Monitors larger than 22" 2 GB or higher
Monitor 22" LED Back lite Flat Panel  20" Wide Screen LCD
Operating System

     Windows 10 Pro      (64 bit OS)

Windows 8.1 Pro     (64 bit OS)
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet 
Gigabit Ethernet 
Warranty
3 year warranty
3 year warranty 
Note: All Computers, laptops and desktops, must be purchased with a Purchase Order and have a minimum three (3) year warranty.
 
Last Updated 7/2021
 
Apple Desktop Specifications- IMac
(For both University use and Personal computers)
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computer
Processor Apple M1 (Silicon) Quad Core Intel i5
Memory 8 GB 6 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB SSD Drive 1TB Fusion Drive
Video Card Integrated M1 7 Core GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Monitor 24" Retina Display 21.5" LCD Display Panel
Media Drive   Apple USB SuperDrive
Operating System
Mac OS X "Big Sur"
Mac OS X "Mojave"
LAN Gigabit Ethernet  Gigabit Ethernet 
Warranty 3 yr Apple Care warranty  

Note: ALL Apple Computers for University use must include the Apple Care Warranty

Last Updated 7/2021
 

Notebook/Laptop Specifications

The lists below provide the minimum recommended specifications for computers purchased for personal, business and home use. They are separated into minimum recommendations for a new computer and acceptable minimum existing computer specifications. NOTE: The recommended specifications listed do not suggest that they will meet the needs of your course requirements. Please check your course requirements and adjust as needed. Remember, computers bought for university use must have the recommended three-year warranty.

Student, Staff and Faculty Personal Notebooks
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor
10th Gen Intel Quad Core i5 
or AMD Ryzen Equivalent
7th Gen Intel Core i5
or AMD Equivalent
Memory 8 GB 6 GB
Hard Drive 265 SSD Drive 500 GB Drive
Media Drive External USB Drive 8 DVD +/-RW
Operating   System   Windows 10
  Professional/Home (64 Bit OS)
Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit OS)
LAN Gigabit Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet LAN
WiFi    802.11 n/ac  w/Bluetooth 4.1 802.11 g/n WLAN
Warranty 3 year warranty  
Last Updated 7/2021
 
University Notebooks
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor 10th Gen Intel Core i5
or AMD Ryzen Equivalent
8th Gen Intel Core5
or AMD Equivalent
Memory 8 GB (64 Bit OS) 6 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB SSD Drive 500 Gb Drive
Media Drive   8x DVD +/-RW
Operating System         Windows 10 Professional             (64 Bit OS)       Windows 8.1 Pro            (64 Bit OS)
LAN Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Wifi 802.11 n/ac w/Bluetooth 4.5 802.11 g/n WLAN
Warranty
3 year warranty
 
Note: All Computers, laptops and desktops, must  be purchased with a Purchase Order. Monitors, iPads, tablets and like items may be purchased on an Expense card.  
 
Last Updated 7/2021
 
Apple Notebooks
(For both University use and Personal computers)
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Acceptable Existing Computers
Processor Apple M1 (Silicon) Intel Quad-Core i5
Memory
8 GB  
8 GB 
Hard Drive
256 GB SSD
128GB PCIe-based flash storage
Media Drive
External USB-C Media Drive
Apple Super drive
Operating System
Mac OS X "Catalina"
Mac OS X "Mojave"
LAN
USB-C to Ethernet Adapter
Thunderbolt Ethernet LAN
WiFi 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 802.11 b/g WLAN
Warranty 3 year Apple Care warranty  
Note: All Computers for University use must include the 3 year Apple Care Warranty
Last Updated 7/2021
 
Tablets
Item
Tablet Recommended Min.
 
Processor
1.8 GHz
 
Memory
2 GB (4GB recommended)
 
Storage
32/64 GB
 
Screen
10.5"  1920x1080 pixels
 
Operating System
Most current OS for model chosen
 
Optical Drive
None
 
Wi-Fi Interface
802.11 b/g/n/ac 
 
Warranty
1 year warranty
 
Note: Tablets for University can be purchased on an Expense card. They must include a 1 year warranty.
Last Updated 7/2021
 
iPads 
Item
New Computer Recommended Min.
Processor
A14Bionic chip/64-bit
Storage
32/64 GB
Screen Depends on Model chosen
Wi-Fi 
Wi-Fi 6
Warranty
2 year warranty
Carrier Choice (University-AT&T)
Note: Ipads for University use must include the 2 year Apple Care Warranty. They can be purchased on an Expense card.
Last Updated 7/2021
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