General Hardware Specification

The UTA School of Architecture does not endorse any particular computer manufacturer, brand or vendor.

Any laptop computer meeting the minimum requirements set out in this section is acceptable for use by qualified students. Because there are differences in operating systems specified in this document, students seeking to run application software such as AutoCAD Student Edition are requested to read this section and Section V. General Software Specification of this document with care.

As the specification emphasizes performance over any particular manufacturer or brand, please note that two standards (required and preferred) are often specified.

Operating System Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
Processor (iSeries Intel) i5 dual core i7 dual core
Memory 16GB 32GB
Hard Drive 250GB SSD 500GB or more SSD
Video Card**

4GB or more
GPU scoring a G3DMark of 7,000 or higher with up-to-date drivers.

8GB or more
A GPU scoring a G3DMark of 14,000 or higher with up-to-date drivers.

Screen Size 13-16 inch
Minimum 1920x1080pixels
14-27 inch
Minimum 1920x1080pixels
Optical Media Drive (optional) DVD+/-RW DVD+/-RW
Peripheral Connectivity USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Warranty 3 Year 4 Year + Accidental Damage