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Minimum Hardware Requirements for Desktops and Laptops

For Faculty & 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)	
500GBHard Drive
16X DVD+/-RW CD ROM/DVD 
8G (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
Intel® Integrated Graphics Video Card	
DVI to VGA Adapter 
19" Widescreen monitor
Estimated Price $542.00

2014-06-10 15:19 by aauriemm

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 Price: $691.00

Optional accessory: 
E-port dock $109.00

2014-07-23 14:26 by tconner

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.

For Student Computers: (updated February 28, 2012)

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

Add-ons

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

Note: Information on free or discounted software and antivirus can be found at software.brockport.edu and brockport.onthehub.com

If you require Mac (Apple), please call the Help Desk at x5151 or e-mail helpdesk@brockport.edu for recommendations.

Last Updated 06/17/2014