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Hardware and OS Configurations

Before purchasing a new computer for use at TTUHSC, we highly recommend the following specifications to ensure your new computer meets or exceeds TTUHSC IT compatibility. Recommended PC bundle packages for both personal and department purchases are available through our Dell/Summus website, http://www.ttuhsc.edu/it/is/itsolutioncenter/dell/. Apple and Mac products are available for personal purchase directly from Apple, http://www.apple.com and for department purchase through the Apple punch-out in TechBuy, http://techbuy.ttu.edu. TTUHSC IT can also perform warranty repair on select Dell and Apple products. Feel free to contact the IT Solution Center at (806) 743-1234 with any questions or to arrange an evaluation and consultation prior to your personal or department's purchase.

General Recommendations For Desktop Computers

Processor:

Operating System:

Memory (RAM):

Storage:

Video:

Network:

Monitor:

Optical Drive:

Important Note

TTUHSC only supports computers configured with the Windows 7 operating system. Do not select Windows 8 or Ubuntu when configuring your system. Please contact TTUHSC IT, itsolutions@ttuhsc.edu, if you have any questions.

Intel processor, dual core 2.4 GHz or greater

Windows 7 or Mac OS X Mountain Lion

4 GB of RAM or greater

1 TB SATA hard drive or greater

256 MB video card or integrated graphics with dual monitor support

Built-in LAN

19" LCD monitor or larger

DVD+/-RW optical drive

General Recommendations For Laptop Computers

Processor:

Operating System:

Memory (RAM):

Storage:

Video:

Network:

Optical Drive:

Important Note

TTUHSC only supports computers configured with the Windows 7 operating system. Do not select Windows 8 or Ubuntu when configuring your system. Please contact TTUHSC IT, itsolutions@ttuhsc.edu, if you have any questions.

Intel processor, dual core 2.0 GHz or greater

Windows 7 or Mac OS X Mountain Lion

4 GB RAM or greater

320 GB SATA hard drive or greater

256 MB video card or integrated graphics

Built-in LAN and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi

DVD+/-RW optical drive

General Recommendations For Printers

Local Printer (Not Networked)

  • Brands: Dell (recommended), Hewlett Packard
  • Laser: Recommended for black & white printing only. Color Laser: Recommended for high volume color printing. Color Inkjet: Recommended for low volume color printing.
  • Evaluate the cost of replacement cartridges and other consumables between brands before purchasing
  • 20 pages per minute (b&w) or faster
  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface

Networked Printer

  • Brands: Dell (recommended), Hewlett Packard
  • Laser: Recommended for black & white printing only. Color Laser: Recommended for high volume color printing. Color Inkjet: Recommended for low volume color printing.
  • Built-in network compatibility
  • Evaluate the cost of replacement cartridges before purchasing
  • 20 pages per minute (b&w) or faster
  • Please contact the IT Solution Center for additional information

General Recommendations For Other Hardware

Handheld Computing

  • USB connectivity
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Windows Mobile, Android or Apple iOS

Scanners

  • Hewlett Packard preferred
  • USB Interface
  • At least 1200 dpi scanning resolution

All-In-One Devices

(combination printer, scanner, fax, copier)

  • Dell or Hewlett Packard preferred
  • USB Interface
  • At least 1200 dpi scanning resolution

Special Note

Information Technology is able to install and configure printers and scanners. We also are able to service Dell imaging products under warranty only.

Assistance With New Purchases

Please contact us for assistance at (806) 743-1234 or ITSolutions@ttuhsc.edu. We will be happy to assist with your new purchases.

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