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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Laptop Requirements for All Engineering Technology Programs

(Please note that it is advisable to consider a laptop with longer battery life or even an extra battery before campus facilities catch up with the laptop power distribution requirements in classrooms.  A typical class that uses laptops will be around 2 hours, and you might have several classes in a row, requiring 6 - 8 hours of battery life.)

Minimum Specifications

Component

Requirement

Processor

Multi-Core Intel® i-Series processor or AMD® A-Series (note: running AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, or other design programs will be difficult with a CPU speed below 2.0 GHz)

Operating System*

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit

Microsoft® Windows®7 64-bit

Note:  A 64-bit Operating System is required for the system to use more than 4 GB of RAM

System Memory

4 GB RAM

Hard Drive

500 GB (5400 rpm) hard drive

Graphics

Integrated Intel HD or AMD HD graphics

Wireless Communication

802.11 b/g/n

*Apple computers are not recommended because the bulk of the software you will use in the ECET/CPET programs is Microsoft® Windows® based.  If you buy an Apple computer it will be your responsibility to install Windows on it in order to run the programs required by your courses.

Recommended Specifications

Component

Requirement

Processor                         

AMD A-series or Intel® Core i series 2.5 GHz or higher

Operating System*

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit

Microsoft® Windows®7 64-bit 

Note:  A 64-bit Operating System is required for the system to use more than 4 GB of RAM

System Memory

8 GB RAM or more

Hard Drive

500 GB (7200rpm) hard drive

Graphics

Discrete graphics processor

Wireless Communication

802.11 b/g/n