These minimum specifications are for all students in the Haslam College of Business except for the Physicians Executive MBA Program (PEMBA). PEMBA students should contact the PEMBA program office for computer specifications if you have not received them as part of your admissions packet. Undergraduates, graduate students and full-time MBA students who have further questions may contact Technology Integration Services by email at email@example.com. Working Professional MBA students may contact Fosey Abidi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air system with 2.2GHz or higher Intel-based processor. Your Mac must be an Intel-based model and run Windows either in Apple's free Boot Camp utility or virtualization software such as Parallels or VMWare Fusion. Note that Parallels or Fusion and Windows 7 or 8.1 will have to be purchased separately in addition to the purchase of the computer. The entry model costing $999 supports Windows 7; all other models will only run Windows 8.1
See point #1 below under the "Important Purchasing Information" section for guidance when purchasing your processor speed.
Between 4GB and 8GB RAM.
512 GB or larger.
Wireless (Internal or External) -- “N” is
Wired Lan (Internal or External).
Only one model in Apple's laptop line has a built in CD. If you wish to read, play or burn CDs and DVDs you will need to purchase an Apple USB SuperDrive at a cost of $79.
Mac OSX 10.9 or higher (required to run Windows)
You must also run Windows either in Apple's free Boot Camp utility or virtualization software such as Parallels or VMWare Fusion. Note that Parallels or Fusion (one only) and Windows 7 or 8 will have to be purchased separately in addition to the purchase of the computer. Windows software can be purchased from the Bookstore Technology Center – 865-974-2930. You will need a Windows partition in order to use Microsoft Excel macros and Microsoft Access which are not available in the Mac version of Office.
Safeware accidental damage protection--purchase from Computer Store for $279 if the price of your laptop is less than $2000. Safeware coverage for laptops costing more than $2000 is $374.
One laptop battery is required.
Must be capable of 1024 x 768 resolution.
Safari 8.0.6 or Firefox 37.0.2.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Haslam College of Business Technology Integration Services. The best way to contact them is via email: email@example.com.
We strongly recommend that you purchase your hardware and software from the university Bookstore Technology Center (click on a vendor name on the right to get pricing). They know our program requirements, and their prices are competitive. Big box electronics stores are notorious for selling students the wrong operating system. Other software is available to students at no cost via the online software distribution site.
Technology Integration Services ~ 310 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: +1 (865) 974-8790 ~ Fax: +1 (865) 946-1960 ~ Request IT Help
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
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