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Supported Hardware

Establishing standards increases the University's ability to maintain proficiency in the procurement, installation, maintenance and life-cycle management of its IT systems and resources.

Below are the minimum recommendations for hardware specification to use with Pace systems. To view University-offered standards for University use go to IT Purchases - Department/University Funded page.

Recommended Vendors
  ITS recommends Dell Laptops with Windows based Operating System  


Computer Hardware Specifications
  Minimum Requirements Recommended Configurations
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i5
Memory 2.0 GB 4.0 GB
Hard Disk 80 GB 256 GB
Video Card 256 MB 1.0 GB Dedicated Graphics Card or Integrated Graphics w/ 4.0 GB of RAM
Network Built-in LAN 10/100 Ethernet Built-in LAN 10/100 Ethernet
WiFi: 802.11n
Optical Drive 24x CD-RW/DVD 8x DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW
Operating System Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.5.8
Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.10
Battery Desktop: N/A
Laptop: 4 cell or 7 hours of battery life
Desktop: N/A
Laptop: 6 cell or 10 hours of battery life
Warranty 1-year warranty for PC and Mac 4-year warranty for PC
3-year warranty for Apple Care Mac
Accessory Laptop: N/A Laptop: USB/Thunderbolt to Ethernet, USB Optical Drive

Last Updated Date:  6/23/2015