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Minimum Equipment Standards

Minimum Equipment Standards

The following are the equipment standards available for Apple and Dell Computer systems. For purchasing questions please contact the Technology Product Center at 284-2000.

This page was last edited: 3/24/11

Wintel Hardware Recommendations
  Standard Desktop Advanced Desktop Standard Laptop Advanced Laptop
Operating System Windows 7 Enterprise or Professional Windows 7 Enterprise or Professional Windows 7 Enterprise or Professional Windows 7 Enterprise or Professional
Processor 3.16 GHz Core 2
Duo Intel E8500
3.3 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Intel  2.30 GHz Core i5
2410M 
2.70 GHz Core i7
Quad Core Intel 
RAM 3 or 4 GB 4 (if 32-bit OS) or 6+ (if 64-bit OS) GB   3 or 4 GB 4+ GB
Hard Drive 500 GB 1 TB 320 GB  500 GB
Optical Drive 16X DVD+/-RW 16X DVD+/-RW 8X DVD+/-RW 8X DVD+/-RW
Network 10/100/1000 MB 10/100/1000 MB 10/100/1000 MB 10/100/1000 MB
Wireless N/A N/A 802.11 n 802.11 n
Video 256 MB 512+ GB 512 GB 512+ GB
Warranty 4 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 4 Year NBD Onsite Service 4 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 4 Year NBD Onsite Service 3 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 3 Year NBD Onsite Service 3 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 3 Year NBD Onsite Service

 

Macintosh Hardware Recommendations
  Standard Desktop Advanced Desktop Standard Laptop Advanced Laptop
Operating System OSX 10.6 OSX 10.6 OSX 10.6 OSX 10.6
Processor 3.06GHz Intel Core i3 2.80 Core i5
Intel Quad Core
 2.3 GHz Core i5 2.00 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core
RAM 4 GB 8 GB 4 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive 500 GB 1 TB 320 GB 500 GB
Optical Drive 8x DL
SuperDrive
8x DL
SuperDrive
8x DL
SuperDrive
8x DL SuperDrive
Network 10/100/1000 MB 10/100/1000 MB 10/100/1000 MB 10/100/1000 MB
Wireless 802.11 n 802.11 n 802.11 n 802.11 n
Warranty 3 Year Warranty 3 Year Warranty 3 Year Warranty 3 Year Warranty