Minimum Hardware Standards

UMKC Desktop Support recommends the replacement of campus microcomputers using a three to four-year life-cycle approach. To provide a uniform method for evaluating the suitability of an existing computer on campus, the following table has been devised:

Minimum Hardware Standards

    Hard Drive
    Operating System
3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
160GB storage capacity *
Wired 10/100 Ethernet capability via onboard port or adapter
Windows 7 or OS X Lion (10.7)

* Hard drive size is ultimately contingent upon application/data size and usage requirements.

Any computer that falls below the minimum recommendations set forth in this table should not be considered a suitable candidate for the following practices:
  • Hardware Upgrade
  • Machine Transfer or "Re-purposing" >


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