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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Information for specific audiences:

College Computer Specifications

College computers are purchased and upgraded so as to meet or exceed minimum hardware and operating system specifications. The following are the minimum computer recommendations for computers connecting to the university network:

Apple Hardware

Laptop
13" MBP 2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
16GB ram
256GB ssd
22” dual monitor

Desktop
21.5-inch iMac 3.8GHz quad-core Intel i7
16GB ram
1TB fusion drive
22” dual monitor

Windows Hardware

Laptop
15" 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
16GB ram
256GB ssd
22” dual monitor

Desktop
Intel i5 or AMD A10
16GB ram
256GB ssd
22” dual monitors



This baseline specification is reviewed by the Director of Information Technology on an annual basis to determine whether the existing standard is sufficient to run current software.

Upgrades are funded out of the Information Technology budget. Occasionally a faculty or staff member might need special hardware beyond what is offered during the upgrade process. The Information Technology department will be happy to order extra hardware and install it as part of the upgrade, but individual departments and offices will need to provide funding for these extras.

If you choose to purchase a second computer, such as a laptop, the IT department will be happy to assist with upgrades but your department or office resources will need to be used for this upgrade.

Other important links:

Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-7000 • info@sc.edu