Faculty/Staff Computer Specifications

Revised 04/14/2016

Shown below are the minimum recommended purchase specifications for faculty and staff:

Minimum Specifications for Laptop Computers

Processor: Intel i3
Memory: 8 GB
Hard disk (or SSD): 250 GB
Network connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet and/or 802.11n wireless
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or Microsoft Windows 7/8.1 Enterprise (note that Microsoft Windows upgrades are covered by the campus Microsoft agreement, so new computers should be purchased with the least expensive version of Windows possible)

Minimum Specifications for Windows Desktop Computers

Processor: Intel i5
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Disk (or SSD): 500 GB
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM
Network connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7/8.1 Enterprise (note that Microsoft Windows upgrades are covered by the campus Microsoft agreement, so new computers should be purchased with the least expensive version of Windows possible)

Minimum Specifications for Macintosh Desktop Computers

Processor: Intel i5
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Disk: 500GB
Network connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet
Operating System: OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)