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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

  • Model: Dell Optiplex 3020 Energy Star Minitower
  • Processor: Intel Core Quad Core , 3.2Ghz or Equivalent
  • Memory: 4.0GB DDR3 1600Mhz Non-ECC SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • Video Card: 1GB AMD RADEON HD 8490
  • Removable Media Storage: 16X DVD+/-RW SATA
  • Monitor: 19“ Widescreen LCD
  • Estimated Cost: $598.00

Current Standard Laptop

  • Model: Dell Latitude E6430
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 , 2.5Ghz or Equivalent
  • Memory: 4.0GB DDR3 1600Mhz
  • Hard Drive: 320GB 7200RPM SATA
  • Removable Media Storage: 8X DVD+/-RW
  • Integrated Webcam
  • Estimated Cost: $745.00

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 ITS 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

  • 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 160 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Integrated Ethernet Card
  • Integrated Wireless Card
  • Microsoft Windows 7, or OSX


  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional or Student Edition (Get free for students at
  • Flash drives (also known as USB Memory keys, thumb drives and pen drives)
  • Surge protectors
  • Ethernet Cable

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

If you require an Mac (Apple), please call the ITS Help Desk at x5151 or e-mail for recommendations.

hardware-requirements.txt · Last modified: 2014/03/24 09:13 by salle5