Recommended System Configurations
Below are recommended system configurations provided and updated by the YSU IT Service Desk. Configuration depends on intended use, as well as expected lifespan of the computer. For example, if a student needs to engage in basic word processing, connect to the World Wide Web, and check e-mail, a minimum configuration system would be adequate. If the incoming student is planning on purchasing a new machine to be used during his/her college career, a preferred or high-end configuration is recommended.
Student System Configurations
|System Type - PC||Minimum Configuration||Preferred Configuration||High End Configuration|
|Intel Core i3/i5 Processor||Intel Core i7 Processor||Intel Core i7 Processor|
|4GB RAM||8GB RAM||16GB RAM|
|250 GB Hard Drive||500GB Hard Drive||1 TB Hard Drive|
|System Type - Mac||Intel Core 2 Duo Processor||Dual-core Intel Core i3/i5 Processor||Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor|
|4GB RAM||6GB RAM||16GB RAM|
|750 GB Hard Drive||1 TB Hard Drive||1 TB Hard Drive|
Faculty and Staff
YSU computers will be replaced every 5 years for PC's, and every 6 years for Mac's as part of our Computer Refresh Initiative. Please select the links below to view our current Standard Replacement(s) for PC's and Mac's.
PC Standards for Refresh
Mac Standards for Refresh