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Hardware Standards

Computer Hardware Standards

The college's current standards have been carefully chosen because of their power, flexibility, quality, and ability to meet a wide variety of campus needs, and value for the money. These are models the IT staff can effectively troubleshoot and get parts for, and for which the college maintains service agreements. The college computing standards change frequently in order to keep up with technological and industry changes, college needs, and product availability.

At present Beloit College purchases Dell and Apple desktop and laptop computers.

Following are the hardware standards for machines currently purchased by IT.

Windows-based Computers (PCs):

Desktop: Dell Optiplex 7010

*Processor: i5
*8 GB RAM
*256 GB SSD Hard Drive
*DVD-RW
*Operating System: Windows 7

Laptop: Dell Latitude E7240 or E7440

*Processor: i5
*12 inch or 14 inch LCD screen
*8 GB RAM
*256 GB SSD Hard Drive
*Operating System: Windows 7

Macintosh Computers:

Desktop: Apple iMac

*Processor: Core 2 Duo
*21.5 inch LCD screen
*8 GB RAM
*256 GB SSD Hard Drive
*Operating System: OS X 10

Laptop: Apple MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

*Processor: Core 2 Duo
*11 inch or 13 inch LCD screen
*8 GB RAM
*256 GB SSD Hard Drive
*Operating System: OS X 10
*Apple VGA adapter