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    Student Computer Recommendations 2013 - 2014

    IIT students receive special pricing from the following vendors.

    These sites are for use by members of the IIT community only, and may only be accessible through the IIT domain. For more information please contact the Support Desk at ext. 73375 or go to the OTS Support Website.

    IIT Dell Web Store

    IIT Apple Web Store

    Recommended Computer Specifications:

    OTS offers the following suggestions to help you select a computer to support your academic goals. We also recommend that you consult your major department to find out what types of programs you will need to use on your computer and their specific recommendations or requirements.

    Example Hardware configurations:

    Recommended new computer specifications for the average student user using the computer for Internet access and word processing.





    Intel 3rd gen core i5-3210M (2.5GHz, 3M cache) or faster

    Intel i5 2.5 GHx or faster

    System RAM

    4 GB or more

    4 GB or more

    Hard Drive

    320 GB Hard Drive at 7200 RPMs or a SSD/Hybrid

    500 GB Hard Drive at 5400 RPMs or a SSD/Hybrid

    Removable Storage

    8X (DVD-RW,CD-RW) Drive

    8X SuperDrive


    1366X768 Min. Resolution

    1280X800 Min. Resolution

    Video Card

    Intel, AMD, or NVIDIA Graphics 1GB GDDR5 RAM

    Intel HD 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 650 M w/ 512MB GDDR5 DRAM

    Operating System

    Windows 7 64 Bit or Windows 8

    Mac OS X.8x or latest version

    Network Card

    10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet

    Wireless Network Card

     802.11 g/n

    802.11n with (a/b/g support)

    Highly Recommended Add-ons

    • Anti-virus software installed and properly configured (OTS provides free McAfee Antivirus Software for PCs, which can be downloaded from the "OTS Downloads" channel located on the Training and Support tab in the myIIT portal.)
    • Three-year warranty (extended coverage from Manufacturer, Retailer, or AppleCare) and/or Theft and accidental damage insurance
    • USB Flash drive (16-32 GB recommended, for use on campus computers)
    • Integrated Webcam (Skype, Google+ Hangouts, etc.)
      Backup Solution (Carbonite, CrashPlan, or External Hard Drive with 320+ GB)
    Last modified: 03/12/2014 11:42:57

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