Recommended PC Specs

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The below specifications are general in scope and serves as the absolute minimum for daily personal use. It is not an exhaustive list nor is it a requirement. It is a recommendation designed to help students get the most out of their college experience. To find out if your college has specific requirements, view our College Requirements Page.

Personal recommended internet connections to access any of our SIU resources from off campus are DSL, Cable, Broadband or Satellite.

Windows Hardware Specs:

Hardware: Desktop Laptop
Processor Intel Core i5, 3.1GHz Intel Core i3, 2.20GHz
RAM 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1333MHz 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1333MHz
Hard Drive 250GB 250GB
Operating System Windows 7 Professional Windows 7 Professional
Graphics Integrated Video, Intel HD Graphics 2000 (1DP & 1 VGA) Intel HD Graphics 3000
Monitor 14-Inches 14-Inches

Mac Hardware Specs:

Hardware: Desktop Laptop
Processor Intel Core i5 Intel Core i3
RAM 4.0GB DDR3 4.0GB DDR3
Hard Drive 320GB 320GB
Operating System MAC OSX 10.7  MAC OSX 10.7
Video Card 512 MB GDDR5 512 MB GDDR5
Monitor 17-Inches 17-Inches

Students should contact their academic department for more specific requirements. 

The SalukiTech Computer Store offers special deals on systems that meet or exceed the general recommendations listed above. If you are interested in purchasing a system, visit the Computer Store

*The SalukiTech Computer Store only offers systems with the Windows operating system.