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Minimum Hardware Requirements

Faculty and Staff Computers

All computers purchased with State funds are now pre-approved by ITS prior to processing by Procurement & Payment Services. Departments and offices are strongly encouraged to order standard desktops and laptops as described in the Technology Procurement System.

Current Standard Desktop

  • Dell Optiplex 3020 Minitower
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4570 Processor (Quad Core, 6MB Cache, 3.2GHz, w/HD Graphics 4600)
  • 128GB SSD Hard Drive
  • 8G (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics Video Card
  • 19“ Widescreen monitor
  • Estimated Price $692.77

Current Standard Laptop

  • Dell Latitude E5540 15” laptop
  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U Processor
  • 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
  • 320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • 8X DVD+/-RW
  • Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 4400
  • Light Sensitive Webcam
  • Estimated Cost: $691.00

These configurations change from time to time as market conditions change.

For assistance with computer purchases with State funds, including hardware requirements to accommodate special needs, call the IT Help Desk at x5151.

Student Computers

Many students bring laptop (or notebook) computers to campus. This allows students to take advantage of wireless network while away from the residence halls.

For new computer purchases we suggest the following as minimum configurations:

Notebook or Desktop

  • 3.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
  • 4 GB RAM or higher
  • 160 GB Hard Drive or higher
  • Integrated Wireless Card
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1, or OSX


  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional or Student Edition (Get free for students at
  • Flash drives (also known as USB Memory keys, thumb drives and pen drives)
  • Surge protectors

These configurations are suggested guidelines only and are subject to change.

hardware-requirements.txt · Last modified: 2015/07/31 13:28 by sblewis