Recommended Student Computer Hardware Configuration

The following list of computer hardware configurations are minimum specifications only. Kettering University does not promote one brand of computing technology over another.  Kettering's computer hardware vendors do extend technology discounts for students.  Visit Purchasing Computer Hardware to view a list of Kettering's vendors such as Apple, Dell, HP and MicroWise.  

Processor:  

Intel i3 Processor, Intel i5 Processor, or Intel i7 Processor – Dual/Quad – 64 bit

Memory:

4GB or greater

Storage:

500GB SATA II - 7200RPM Hard Disk Drive or greater

Optical:

DVD+/-RW 24X Internal DVD/CD-Burner (Optional)

Video:

  • Integrated or Dedicated Intel HD Graphics
  • DVI or HDMI & VGA Interface with Dual Display Capability

Audio:

  • Any integrated audio card

Power:

500W Steady State Power Supply (Desktop)

Network:

Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet

Interfaces:  

  • USB 3.0 Ports
  • USB 2.0 Ports
  • Parallel Port
  • Serial Port (Optional)

Warranty:

  • 3-Years Manufacturer’s Warranty on Motherboard, Hard Disk & Integrated Components
  • 3-Years Complete Care On-Site Accidental Damage Coverage (Laptop)

 

Please contact us with any questions at the IT Help Desk by email at helpdesk@kettering.edu or phone at (810) 237-8324.