Minimum Recommended Desktop and Notebook SpecificationsMinimum Recommended Desktop and Notebook Specifications below are intended for UWM students, faculty and staff to help with new computer purchases for personal or home use.
|Processor||DESKTOP: Core 2 Duo 2.93 GHz, Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 OR AMD Phenom or Phenom II.
LAPTOP: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 OR AMD Phenom or Phenom II.
|Memory (RAM)||4 GB minimum.|
|Hard Disk||160 GB Serial ATA minimum.|
|Display||DESKTOP: 19-inch or 20-inch widescreen LCD Flat Panel.|
|Video Card||Integrated video is sufficient for performing basic tasks such as word processing, e-mail and Web browsing.
256MB (or more) NVIDIA or ATI video card is recommended for more graphics intensive applications and games.
|Removable Storage||Dual-layer DVD±RW / CD-RW Drive.
USB key with 4 GB (or more) storage recommended.
|Communications||DESKTOP: 10/100/1000 (gigabit) Ethernet Card.
LAPTOP: 10/100/1000 Ethernet Card (gigabit) and 802.11a/g/n wireless card.