Recommended Student PC Specifications

Minimum Desktop

Processor: Intel Core2Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II X3 720
Memory: 4 GB DDR2 6400 RAM
Storage: 120 GB+ hard drive
Video: AMD Radeon HD 4770 or nVidia GeForce 9800 GT  
Audio: Any integrated audio card

Dual-layer DVD multi-format optical writer
1 Gigabit Ethernet port, integrated or discrete


Minimum Laptop

Processor: Intel Core2Duo T5450 or AMD Turion X2 RM-74
Memory: 2 GB of RAM appropriate for the processor type
Video: AMD Radeon Mobility 3200 or nVidia GeForce 8400 GS

Dual-Layer DVD multi-format optical writer
10/100 ethernet port 
Built in wireless with support for 802.11b/g*

Please Note: The above listed specifications are minimum specifications only. Kettering University does not promote one brand of PC over another; however, Dell does provide a discount price to Kettering University students.



Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Office 2007/2010
Secure SSH
Adobe Acrobat Reader 
Spyware blocker 
Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8/Mozilla Firefox

All computers accessing Kettering resources must have an antivirus application. This application must be kept updated at least daily as new viruses are being introduced into the Internet at an alarming rate.

Please Note: Kettering University participates in the Microsoft Student Select program which offers discounted academic pricing on selected Microsoft software for enrolled students. Other software and hardware discounts are also available through the  site. You will be required to authenticate your enrollment at the time of purchase.

*Kettering University has wireless capability in most areas of the campus.