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Standard Hardware and Software

Our preferred computers are chosen because of their power, flexibility, durability, quality, supportability, reliability, and value. These are models with which OIT staff can effectively troubleshoot, repair, obtain parts for, and for which the University maintains service agreements. Similar to the computer hardware, a standard suite of computer software will be installed as part of the standard configuration.

The preferred standards are revised periodically to take advantage of technological advancements and innovations.

The following minimum specifications are provided:

Desktop Hardware Specifications

  • Intel i7 Quad Core processor
  • 16GB memory
  • 256GB Solid State hard drive
  • CD/DVD Drive
  • 22” flat panel monitor
  • USB 2 button optical mouse
  • USB Keyboard

Laptop Hardware Specifications

  • ***REQUIRES VP APPROVAL FOR STAFF USE ***
  • Intel i7 Quad Core processor
  • 16GB memory
  • 256GB Solid State Self Encrypted hard drive
  • 14.1” Anti-Glare screen
  • Docking Station with external USB keyboard and USB mouse

Note: External monitor and DVD drive are not provided and would be the responsibility of the requesting department to fund if desired (approx. $200.00)

Convertible Tablet Laptop Specifications

  • *** THIS IS AN OPTION FOR FACULTY ONLY ***
  • Intel Dual Core i7 processor
  • 12GB memory
  • 256GB Solid State Self Encrypted Hard Drive
  • CD/DVD drive
  • 11.6” screen
  • Touch Screen with Digitizer Pen

Note: External monitor and docking station is not provided and would be the responsibility of the requesting department to fund if desired (approx. $300.00)

The following minimum specifications are provided:

iMac Desktop Hardware Specifications

  • *** THIS OPTION IS FOR FACULTY ONLY ***
  • Intel Quad Core i5
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • double-layer SuperDrive DVD
  • 21.5” flat panel monitor
  • Wireless Magic Mouse
  • Wired USB Keyboard

Macbook Pro Laptop Hardware Specification

  • *** THIS OPTION IS FOR FACULTY ONLY ***
  • Intel Dual Core i5 processor
  • 8GB memory
  • 128GB SSD HD
  • 13” screen

Note: External monitor, keyboard and CD/DVD drive are not provided and would be the responsibility of the requesting department to fund if desired (approx. $200.00)

The following minimum standards are provided:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise Operating System, 64bit
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Office 2016
    • MS Word
    • MS Excel
    • MS PowerPoint
    • MS Access
    • MS Outlook (email)
    • MS Visio (optional)
    • MS Project (optional)
  • Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
  • Kaspersky Virus Protection Software

The following minimum standards are provided:

  • Most current Operating System
  • Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac
    • MS Word
    • MS Excel
    • MS PowerPoint
    • MS Outlook (email)
  • Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
  • Safari Web Browser
  • Kaspersky Virus Protection Software