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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Laptop Computer Requirements for 2010-2011

Laptop Computer Requirements for 2010-2011

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 2010, or Spring 2011 are required to meet the minimum laptop computer requirements.

All incoming Freshmen and transfer students are required to purchase MatLab with Simulink ($99 download).
This software is required for all engineering students.

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 M4500 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 2010-2011

  • Processor...................................(PC or Mac) 2.1 Ghz Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory...................................... 4 GB RAM (4GB recommended for 64bit OS’s)
  • Video Card...................................at least 128mb video
  • Hard Drive...................................at least 160 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:

 Engineering

  • Windows 7, Vista or XP Professional, or Mac OS X
  • Linux instruction will be provided at LU

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 Technology & Design

  • 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 2010................................................................$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 M4500...........................$1365.00

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 (2.40GHz)
  • RAM: 4.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
  • Screen: 15.4” Wide WXGA (1280x800) Display
  • Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M, 1GB Dedicated
  • 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

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


Macbook Pro 13" 2.53ghz...................................$1282.00

  • 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................................$1938.00

  • 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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