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
1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo
80GB storage capacity *
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Port
Windows Vista SP1 or MacOS X Leopard (10.5)

* 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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