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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Working Professional MBA students may contact Fosey Abidi at email@example.com.
For low-end speed, choose Intel i3
For mid-range speed, choose Intel i5
For solid power & increased speed, choose i7
See Point #1 below under the "Important Purchasing Information" section for guidance when purchasing your processor speed.
With the amount of RAM recommended (see below), you should purchase a 64-bit operating system. A 32-bit version of Office is available for students & other Office products should be purchased in the 32-bit version. Other software packages can be purchased in a 64-bit version.
Between 4GB and 8GB RAM
500 GB or larger
Wireless (Internal or External) -- “N” is
Wired Lan (Internal or External)
Any new system coming with Windows 7 or Windows 8 is acceptable
Purchase the accidental or complete care protection to protect your laptop from any type of damage.
Must have one battery (batteries with more cells will provide longer operating time while running on battery power only)
An adapter with higher rating will charge your laptop quicker (i.e., 90w will charge your laptop battery faster than 65w).
Must be capable of 1024 x 768 resolution
Internet Explorer 11, FireFox 37.0.2 or Safari 8.0.6
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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