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Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

ITS Computer Recommendations


The following recommendations will meet the needs of the general UH staff for email, word processing, spreadsheet and database functions. The systems listed are ITS minimum level recommendations. ITS recommends purchasing the systems listed below or systems that exceed these specifications.



Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
1GB RAM minimum
80GB Hard Drive or larger
DVD +/- Dual Layer Drive
10/100Mbps Ethernet Connection
Windows XP Professional 32-bit
3-year On-site Warranty

Note: We are recommending that you purchase the 32-bit operating system (OS). There are many applications that will not work with the 64-bit OS at this time. 





Intel Core Duo Processor
80GB Hard Drive or larger
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
10/100Mbps Ethernet Connection
Wireless 802.11 b/g built-in
3-year On-site Warranty (suggest adding complete hardware coverage to protect you from accidental damage.)



Microsoft Vista:


Microsoft has released a new Operating System called VISTA. This OS will have higher hardware requirements so if you are purchasing a computer now and want to upgrade to VISTA at some point in the future you may want to purchase a system that is VISTA ready. Please remember that not all UH administrative applications work with Vista. Please review document " Vista Application Compatibility" <http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/773> for more information, or go to the Microsoft's VISTA web site for more information on the hardware requirements for VISTA and what VISTA has to offer.