Computer Requirements

Computer Requirements

Below is a list of minimum and suggested specifications to look for when purchasing a personal computing device to work well for ECE student usage. The specifications shown are a starting point, if you are looking to purchase a device and have questions you can contact an IT worker by sending an email to helpdesk@ece.ufl.edu.

 

  Minimum Requirement Recommendation
Format: Laptop Laptop
OS: Windows 10 Pro or Latest Mac OS X Windows 10 Pro or Latest Mac OS X
Processor: Intel 8th Gen i5 or i7 Intel 9th Gen i7
Memory: 16GB RAM 16GB RAM
Hard Drive: 500GB HD 500GB (or larger) SSD
Warranty: 3 year w/accident protection 4 year w/accident protection and onsite/next day support
Keyboard: Required(1) Required(1)
Screen: 13” (1600×900)(4) 15” (1920×1080)(4)
Graphics: Discrete/dedicated (such as NVIDIA/AMD)
Video Conferencing Tools: Functional Mic, Speakers, and Camera HD Webcam and headset with mic
Wifi: Required(2) Required(2)
Backup: Required(3) Required(3)
Battery: 3hr minimum 8hr minimum
  1. A physical keyboard and pointing device is necessary. Students should not rely entirely on a touchscreen device.
  2. Wireless A/C standards
  3. UF students are provided a large amount of storage in both Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive for cloud backup.
  4. A touchscreen is not required.