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Hardware Standards

These standards are intended to ensure that: 

  1. Desktop computers have sufficient resources to run current software products at adequate performance levels.  
  2. Users have full Internet and campus access.  
  3. Resources are not wasted on inadequate or outdated equipment.  
  4. IT is able to offer superior service to users.  

PC and Mac Laptop Recommendations

  • Screen Size: 13" - 15"  
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7
  • Memory: 4-8GB  
  • Hard Drive: 250GB or for Solid State 128GB or better
  • Video Card: Intel Integrated Graphics or Discrete AMD/NVidia Card
  • Warranty: 3 Years Onsite or Mail-in  
  • Wireless: 'N' - Minimum / ‘AC’ Preferred  
  • CD/DVD Drive: CD/DVD Burner  
  • Windows Operating System: Window 7 or 8.1 / Home Premium or Professional  
  • Mac Operating System: OS X 10.9  “Mavericks”