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Recommended hardware

You should consider the recommended hardware specifications outlined below when purchasing a computer to use while studying at USQ.

Choosing the correct specifications will allow you to complete a full study program without having to purchase a new system.

Please note that computers with the below specifications may work with all or some of the University’s systems, but this cannot be guaranteed.

If you require further information on recommended hardware please contact the ICT Service Desk.

Windows/Linux based computers

Minimum Specifications 
CPU  2 Ghz Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent processor 
RAM 2 Gb 
Hard Drive  250 Gb 
Optical Drive (CD or DVD)    DVD Burner (read/burns CD and DVD) 
Sound Card  Yes 
Operating System  Windows 7 (English version if support required) 
Video Card  256 Mb VRAM 
Internet Connection  Broadband, Cable, ADSL or Local Area Network
(eg at your workplace) 
 

Macintosh based computers

Macintosh Minimum Specifications (OS 10.5 Tiger Capable)
CPU  2.4 Ghz Intel Core2 Duo  
Memory  2 Gb 
Hard Drive  250 Gb 
Optical Drive (CD or DVD)  DVD Burner (reads/burns CD and DVD) 
Sound Card  Yes 
Operating System  Mac OS 10.5 (or later) 
Video Card  256 Mb VRAM 
Internet Connection  Broadband, Cable, ADSL or Local Area Network, wireless
(eg at your workplace)