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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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|
|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|
|Battery:||3hr minimum||8hr minimum|
- A physical keyboard and pointing device is necessary. Students should not rely entirely on a touchscreen device.
- Wireless A/C standards
- UF students are provided a large amount of storage in both Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive for cloud backup.
- A touchscreen is not required.