Standard Hardware Models

The recommendations below are provided as a minimum system guideline for desktop workstations and laptops. These specifications are based on what is required to run the current corporate applications at the University of Manitoba and are reviewed every six months.

IST works closely with the Bookstore to administer these standards. Purchases can be made through Managed Computing.

DESKTOP MODELS
  Windows Macintosh
Case Micro ATX Tower
Less than 15"h, 7.5"w, 16"d
Apple
CPU Dual Core Dual Core
Motherboard Intel Apple
Chipset Intel Intel
Memory 2 GB DDR 2 GB
Hard Drive

80 GB minimum 7200 SATA

80 GB minimum

DVD-ROM DVD/CD+-RW
DVD/CD-RW
Video On board On board
Audio On board On board
Ports 4 USB ports recommended 4 USB ports recommended
Networking Intel
(on board is acceptable)
Intel
(on board is acceptable)
Speakers Yes Yes
Jacks Front mounted USB, headphone, microphone Front mounted USB, headphone, microphone
Mouse 2 button USB optical with scroll wheel 2 button USB with optical scroll wheel
Keyboard USB USB
Acoustic Low noise solution preferred Low noise solution preferred
Monitor Option 1: 17" LCD panel
Option 2: 19" LCD panel
Option 1: 17" LCD panel
Option 2: 19" LCD panel
Operating System XP Professional Leopard
Warranty 3 year on-site
1 business day for service/replace
3 year with AppleCare


LAPTOPS
Windows Macintosh
CPU Dual Core Dual Core
Motherboard Intel Apple
Chipset Intel Intel
Memory 2 GB DDR with room for expansion 2 GB with room for expansion
Hard Drive 60 GB minimum 60 GB minimum
DVD-ROM DVD/CD+-RW
DVD-ROM/CD-RW
Video On board On board
Audio On board On board
Ports 2 USB ports recommended 2 USB ports recommended
Networking On board with wireless On board with wireless
Speakers Yes, built in Yes, built in
Mouse External optional; 2 button USB with optical scroll wheel  External optional; 2 button USB with optical scroll wheel
Monitor 14.1" minimum recommendation 14.1" minimum recommendation
Operating System XP Professional Leopard
Warranty 3 year extended 3 year with AppleCare


Janurary 2008    


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