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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Laptop Computer Requirements for 2009-2010

Laptop Computer Requirements for 2009-2010

Students entering Summer 2010 or later should NOT purchase a computer until the new requirements are posted in late spring. New technology may cause next year's requirements to be substantially different. Please note that the School of Engineering requirement is different from the general University requirement as we require Engineering Software that will need more computer than the average student. All Freshmen and Transfer Engineering students entering Summer and Fall 2009, or Spring 2010 are required to meet this requirement.

Please note that the laptop computer requirements for the School of Engineering & Computational Sciences are different from the general University.   All Freshmen and Transfer Engineering students entering Fall 2009, or Spring 2010 are required to meet the minimum laptop computer requirements. Microsoft Windows is provided free of charge to all student within the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences via MSDNAA.  Students will have access to this software after drop add.

The Dell Precision M4400 Mobile Workstations are the preferred computers that meets the needs of our engineering and computational science program. You can view and purchase your computer at the Liberty University IT Marketplace. This site contains special pricing for our students.

If you wish to use another system, it must meet the requirements listed below.


Minimum Laptop Computer Specs. for Fall 2009-2010

  • Processor...................................Mac or PC 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory..................................... 4 GB RAM (4GB recommended for 64bit OS’s)
  • Video Card..................................at least 128mb Dedicated video
  • Hard Drive..................................at least 200 GB or better
  • Optical Drive.............................. at least DVD/CDRW (DVD+/-RW recommended)
    -   Gigabit Ethernet
    -   Wireless 802.11 a/g/n
    -   External Ports: USB 2.0

 Operating Systems By Degree Program:

  • Computer Science
    Windows 7, Vista or XP Professional, or Mac OS X (Linux instruction will be provided at LU)
  • Information Systems
    Windows 7, Vista or XP Professional, or Mac OS X
  • Web Design & Technology Windows 7, Vista or XP Professional, or Mac OS X

    ** Mac users will need Bootcamp(Free), VirtualBox(Free), VMware Fusion (Free) with Windows)

Required Software:

For support or questions regarding LUSECS MSDNAA access, please call 434-592-7150.

Microsoft Office 2007 (Windows Users).................................................................................$56.50
Microsoft Mac Office 2008 (For mac users)............................................................................$55.22

MATLAB & Simulink Student Version Release 2009a................................................................$99.00

Free Software for Engineering & Computational Science Students:

 

The MSDNAA includes software such as Windows 7, Visio, SQL Server 2008 and more.  This is provided to all  Engineering and Computational Science Students FREE of charge.
(LUO CMIS does not qualify)
- VMWare Fusion for Mac
- VMWare Workstation
- VMWare ESX vSphere Advanced
- and more...
 
   
   
   
   
   
   

 


Dell Precision M4400................................$1590.28

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 (2.40GHz, 3M L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
  • RAM: 4.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
  • Screen: 15.4” Wide WXGA (1280x800) Display
  • Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M, 512MB
  • Hard Drive: 250GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM with Free Fall Sensor
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink Power DVD™
  • Network: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Wireless: Intel® WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/g/n Draft Mini Card
  • OS: Genuine Windows Vista® Business Downgrade, XP Professional Installed

Power & Additional Features:
- Internal English Backlit Keyboard
- 130W 3P, A/C Adapter
- 6 Cell Battery
- Resource DVD - Contains Diagnostics and Drivers

Warranty:
- 4 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 4 Year NBD Onsite Service
- 4 Year CompleteCare Accidental Damage Protection


Macbook Pro 13" 2.53ghz...................................$1582.00

  • 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
  • 250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
  • SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
  • Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • AppleCare 3 Yr Protection Plan for MacBook / MacBook Air / 13" MacBook Pro - Auto-enroll

Macbook Pro 15.4" 2.53ghz................................$1838.00

  • 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
  • 250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
  • SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
  • Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide (English)
  • Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • AppleCare 3 Yr Protection Plan for MacBook Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll

 
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