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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

INTR Laptop Program

Students in the INTR program are required to purchase a laptop computer for use in their courses.  Below are the minimum and recommended specifications for laptops capable of running the necessary software.

1)     Apple computers are NOT endorsed as the bulk of software that is used in the Interior Design Technology program is Microsoft Windows based.  If you bring an Apple computer to class, our faculty as well as technology staff will not be responsible for assisting you with the intensive setup that may be required.

2)     A mouse with a center scroll as well as a working keyboard are required.  Tablets alone are not acceptable, but may be used to supplement your laptop work.

3)     It is advisable to purchase a laptop with longer battery life or even an extra battery.  A typical class that uses laptops will last for 2-4 hours, and you may have several classes in a row requiring 6-8 hours of battery life.

Minimum Specifications

  • 15” or 17” Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise, or Pro
  • Multi-Core Intel® i7-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology
  • 16 GB RAM

Recommended Specifications

  • 15” or 17” Screen
  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise, or Pro
  • Multi-Core Intel Xeon, Intel® i7-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology
  • 32-64 GB RAM
  • 10,000+ RPM (for Point Cloud interactions) or Solid State Drive

Collaboration for Revit (in addition to the above)

  • Three times (3X) the total disk space consumed by equivalent RVT files for all cloud workshared projects accessed by the user.
  • Internet connection able to deliver symmetrical 25 Mbps for each machine on burst transfers.

VMware®: Recommended-Level Configuration (in addition to the above)

  • VMware Horizon® 6.1 or later / VMware vSphere® 6 or later
  • 384-512 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GRID K2 or later

 

Student Responsibility for Computers, Software and Maintenance

It is the responsibility of the student to purchase, set up, and maintain their laptops and software required for their coursework.  University Information Technology Services (uits.iu.edu) is available to assist students with some computer-related technical issues; however students must take provisions to back up their work and seek out alternatives in the event that their computer fails, must be repaired, is lost, or stolen.