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Monday, April 21, 2014
Fall 2014/Spring 2015

The purpose of this page is to give a brief overview of the laptop requirements for all undergraduate (and transfer) students entering the School of Engineering and Computational Science.  

Each student is required to have a laptop, and the laptop configurations given below represent minimum hardware and software requirements that enable students to run the core software required by Engineering and Computing students. Students can choose between a Windows-based or Apple laptop.  

In some disciplines, the software requires Windows.  Since Apple computers use the same Intel chips, they can be configured either to boot up in Windows (using free software, such as Bootcamp that is provided by Apple) or utilizing VMware Fusion to run Windows in parallel with Mac OS (e.g., VMware Fusion is provided free of charge via our VMware Academic Alliance.).  

Labs are provided to for courses needing higher computing capabilities or access to Liberty licensed software. 

Please note that all students (including MS in Cyber Security full-time students) have access to Microsoft's Dreamspark and VM Ware Academic Software free of charge.

Computer Type PC-Intel
Operating System PC: Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit
Processor Minimum iCore 5 (or equivalent) - iCore 7 (or equivalent) preferred
Memory (RAM) Minimum 8GB - 16GB Recommended
Hard Drive 250 GB Hybrid or Solid State (SSD)
Optical Drive DVD+/-RW (or External) 
Network Wireless 802.11 a/g/n and Gigabit ethernet - 802.11ac Recommended if available
Additional Built in webcam, USB hard drive (not required, but recommended)
Warranty 3 year warranty with accidental damage - 4 year recommended

 

Computer Type Mac-Intel
Operating System Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
Processor Minimum iCore 5 (or equivalent) - iCore 7 (or equivalent) preferred
Memory (RAM) Minimum 8 GB - 16GB Recommended
Hard Drive 250 GB Flash Storage or better
Optical Drive DVD+/-RW (or External)
Network Wireless 802.11 a/g/n and Gigabit ethernet - 802.11ac Recommended if available
Additional Built in webcam, USB hard drive (recommended)
Warranty 3 year warranty with accidental damage - 4 year recommended
 

 


 

   

   

   


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