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Hardware Recommendations

The recommendations below should be considered when bringing a computer to campus.  For specific questions, contact the OIT Help Desk @ 662-846-4444.  Wireless access is available in the campus Union on all three floors and will soon be available in more convenient locations.  See the Student & Employee Purchase Site for recommended solutions.

 Laptop minimum specifications:

  • Intel Pentium Dual Core or Intel CoreDuo 1.8 Ghz
  • 2 GB Memory
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
  • 1024 x 768 Resolution Active Matrix (TFT) LCD Display with 128 MB dedicated memory
  • Built-in 10/100BaseT Ethernet
  • Internal 801.22g Wireless
  • USB and VGA ports
  • 1 Year Warranty (3 Years recommended)
  • Accidental Damage protection (recommended)
  • Operating System: Windows XP Professional, MacOS X ** 
Desktop minimum specifications:
  • Intel Pentium D or Intel CoreDuo 1.8 Ghz
  • 2 GB Memory
  • 80 GB hard drive (7200 RPM)
  • Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
  • 256MB dedicated video RAM
  • 17” (or larger) LCD Monitors
  • Built-in 10/100BaseT Ethernet
  • Internal 801.22g Wireless
  • USB ports
  • 1 Year Warranty (3 Years recommended)
  • Accidental Damage protection (recommended)
  • Operating System: Windows XP Professional, MacOS X ** 
The Microsoft Vista Operating System is not compatible with all DSU applications.