Hardware & Software Standards

Hardware

PC Hardware Standards

USP Desktop Specification - 2013

Desktop Requirements – 1

Recommended Minimum Specifications

§   Intel Core i3-2350M @ 2.30GHz

§   4GB DDR3 SDRAM

§   320GB Hard Drive (7200RPM)

§   16X DVD+/-RW

§   Intel HD Graphics

§   Keyboard and Optical Mouse

§   Integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000

§   Ports: 8 USB 2.0 ports, 4 front, 4 rear, 1 RJ-45

§   1 VGA, 1 Serial, 1 Parallel

§   2 Line-in & 2 Line-out (headphone/speaker

§   Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS

§   19” LED Wide Monitor

§   5 Years Warranty

Recommended Model

§   ASUS

§   DELL

§   HP

Replacement Schedule - After 5 years

Desktop Requirements – 2

 Recommended Minimum Specifications

§   Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz

§   6GB DDR3 SDRAM

§   320GB Hard Drive (7200RPM)

§   16X DVD+/-RW

§   Intel HD Graphics

§   19” LED Monitor,

§   Keyboard and Optical Mouse

§   Integrated High Definition Audio

§   Integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000

§   Ports: 8 USB 2.0 ports, 4 front, 4 rear, 1 RJ-45

§   1 VGA, 1 Serial, 1 Parallel

§   2 Line-in & 2 Line-out (headphone/speaker

§   Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS

§   19” LED Wide Monitor

§   5 Years Warranty

Recommended Models

§   Apple Macintosh

§   ASUS

§   DELL

§   HP

Replacement Schedule - After 3 years

Desktop Requirements – 3

 Recommended Specifications

§   Intel Core i7 2600 3.4 GHz

§   500GB Solid State Hard Drive

§   8GB DDR3 RAM

§   Optional Graphics Card

§   Integrated or

§   PCI Video Card

§  16X DVD+/-RW

§   Keyboard and Optical Mouse

§   Integrated High Definition Audio

§   Integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000

§   Ports: 8 USB 2.0 ports, 4 front, 4 rear, 1 RJ-45

§   1 VGA, 1 Serial, 1 Parallel

§   2 Line-in & 2 Line-out (headphone/speaker

§   Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

§   19”LED in Wide Monitor,

§   Warranty - 5 years

Recommended Models

§   Apple Macintosh

§   ASUS

§   DELL

§   HP

Replacement Schedule - After 3 years

IT Services recommends the following model for clients where use is specific to word processing and internet use

- Secretaries

- Personal Assistants

- Office Administration

IT Services recommends the following model for clients where use is specific to use of the Microsoft Office Suite up to its advanced features and standard and moderate use of  Banner (MIS Online, SOLS) and special applications like SPSS, Mathematics and Engineering applications

-   Academics

-   Professional Support Staff

-   General Computer Labs

IT Services recommends the following model for clients where use is beyond capability of standard PC specifications.

 

 

-   SMT

-   Sciences Postgraduate Computer Labs

-   REACT PC’s

-   Banner Operators

-   Teaching Computer Labs

-   Lecture Theatre Computers

-   Deans & Associate Deans

-   Head of Schools

-   Professional Mathematical, Financial & Statistical staff

 

Note:

  1. All Computer purchases require full three (5) years warranty for labour and parts as stated by the warranty agreement provided by the supplier.
  2. Department must be notified that the MS Office 2013 Pro license will be charge to the department for every new PC purchased.
  3. The University covers the Licenses for McAfee Virus Defense Suite and other standard software.
  4. Additional Peripherals. These items can only be ordered if they are approved by Head of Department.

      Server Hardware Purchases

       

      Note:

      Server hardware purchases will done in consultation with IT Services System Engineers on best fit for purpose

      Software

      Software Standards

      Software Type

      USP Standard

      License Details

      Operating System

      Microsoft Windows 7/10 Professional

      OS 10.x for Macintosh's

      Annual Microsoft Campus License

      Office Application

      MS Office 2013 Professional

      MS Office for Mac

      Annual Microsoft Campus License

      Desktop Tools

      Winzip

      Winrar

       Acrobat Reader 9.0

      Windows Media Player

      N/A

      Email

      MS Outlook 2013

      Compass for Mac

      N/A

      Web Browsing

      Firefox

      Internet Explorer

      N/A

      Desktop Security

      McAfee Defense Suite 8.5

      Virex for Mac

      Microsoft Security Essentials

      Windows 7/10 Firewall

      Annual Enterprise License

      Note:

      1. All Computers purchased require full five (5) year warranty for labour and parts as stated by the warranty agreement with the supplier.
      2. The University covers the Licenses for Microsoft applications, McAfee Virus Defense Suit and other standard software.
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