CSULB Minimum Hardware Standards

Overview

The following hardware standards are intended to be a consistent baseline for all university-owned Windows and Macintosh computers. College and department approved applications can be added to this base standard as appropriate.

Standards

Desktops Standards (Revised Date 02/28/2017)

Item Low Medium High
 Dell Model  Optiplex  Optiplex  Dell Precision
 HP Model   Elite  Elite  Elite
Operating System Refer to software Standard Refer to software Standard Refer to software Standard
Processor Type Core i5 Core i7 Xeon E5
Number of Cores Quad Core Quad Core Quad Core
Graphics System Integrated (HDMI or DP) Integrated (HDMI or DP) Dedicated Card
Support for Dual Monitors? Yes Yes Yes
RAM 8 GB DDRR3 (PC3-1333) 16 GB DDR3 (PC3-1600) 16 GB DDR3 (PC3-1600)
Hard Drive #1 256 SSD 256 SSD 256 SSD
Hard Drive #2 Optional Optional Optional
Optical Drive Optional Optional Optional
Keyboard USB Standard USB Standard USB Standard
Mouse Laser Laser Laser
vPro Management Ready Standard Standard Standard
Monitor 22 minimum diag 22 minimum diag 24 minimum diag
Speakers Optional Optional Optional
Warranty 3/3/3 (parts/labor/on-site repair)
Dell 1yr, 3yr optional
3/3/3 (parts/labor/on-site repair)
Dell 1yr, 3yr optional
3/3/3 (parts/labor/on-site repair)
Dell 1yr, 3yr optional
Energy Star® / EPEAT® Preferred Preferred Preferred

Windows Laptop Standards (Revised Date 02/28/2017)

Item Low Medium High
Dell Model Latitude XPS Precision
HP Model Pro Folio Elite
Operation System Current OSx64 Preferred Current OSx64 Preferred Current OSx64 Preferred
Processor Type i3 i5 i7
Graphic System Integrated 1 GB 2 GB
Monitor Support Yes Yes Yes
RAM 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Hard Drive 256 SSD 256 SSD 320 SSD
Optical Drive Optional Optional No
Camera/Mic Yes Yes Yes
Media Card Reader Optional Optional Optional
Warranty 3/3/3 (parts/labor/on-site repair)
Dell 1yr, 3yr optional
3/3/3 (parts/labor/on-site repair)
Dell 1yr, 3yr optional
3/3/3 (parts/labor/on-site repair)
Dell 1yr, 3yr optional
Energy Star® / EPEAT® Preferred Preferred Preferred

Apple Standards (Revised Date 04/25/2017)

Item Low Medium High
Apple Model iMac 21.5 iMac 27 Mac Pro
Operation System Current macOS Current macOS Current macOS
Processor Type Core i5 Core i5 Xeon E5
Graphics System Integrated (HDMI or DP) Dedicated Card Dedicated Card
Monitor Support Yes Yes Yes
RAM 8 GB LPDDR3 8 GB LPDDR3 16 GB LPDDR3
Hard Drive 1TB HDD 1TB HDD 1TB HDD
Optical Drive N/A - Separate N/A - Separate N/A - Separate
Keyboard Bluetooth Standard - USB Optional Bluetooth Standard - USB Optional N/A - Separate
Mouse Bluetooth Standard - USB Optional Bluetooth Standard - USB Optional N/A - Separate
Monitor 21.5 27 N/A - Separate
Speakers Standard Standard N/A - Separate
Warranty Apple 1yr, AppleCare 3yr optional Apple 1yr, AppleCare 3yr optional Apple 1yr, AppleCare 3yr optional
Energy Star® / EPEAT® Energy Star® / EPEAT® Energy Star® / EPEAT® Energy Star® / EPEAT®

Apple Laptop Standards (Revised Date 04/25/2017)

Item Low Medium High
Apple Model MacBook Air 13 MacBook Pro 13 MacBook Pro 15
Operation System Current macOS Current macOS Current macOS
Processor Type i5 i5 i7
Graphics System Integrated Integrated Dedicated
Monitor Support Yes Yes Yes
RAM 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Hard Drive 128GB SSD 256GB SSD 512GB SSD
Optical Drive N/A - Separate N/A - Separate N/A - Separate
Camera/Mic Yes Yes Yes
Media Card Reader N/A N/A N/A
Warranty Apple 1yr, AppleCare 3yr optional Apple 1yr, AppleCare 3yr optional Apple 1yr, AppleCare 3yr optional
Energy Star® / EPEAT® Energy Star® / EPEAT® Energy Star® / EPEAT® Energy Star® / EPEAT®

Tablet Standards (Revised Date 02/28/2017)

Item Apple Ipad Pro Microsoft Surface HP Chrome Book Dell Latitude
Storage 32 GB 64 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Data Plan Optional No No No
USB Port No Standard Standard  
Micro SD slot No Standard Standard  
WIFI Standard Standard Standard Standard

Audio/Visual Standards (Revised Date 06/02/2017)

Item Recommended Minimum Standards
Vendor Extron Electronics
Digital Projector Epson, Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi
Lamp 4500 lumens
Video connection HDMI,VGA, RS262, HDBase T
Standard Lecture Rooms Spectrum Freedom One Life Lectern

Printer Minimum Standards (Revised Date 02/28/2017)

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Article ID: 59997
Created
Thu 8/9/18 10:15 AM
Modified
Mon 7/8/19 2:19 PM