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College of Engineering and Applied Science

CEAS Computer Purchase Recommendations

May 2017

The College of Engineering and Applied Science has several computer labs available to students, some are available to all Engineering students, and others are available to students based on their home department.

Students do not need to own computers to complete their degrees, nor does the College require or recommend that students buy computers. If you already own a computer, please do not go out and buy a new computer just to meet the specifications listed below.

If you choose to buy a computer, then you should purchase the best computer you can afford, so it will last your entire academic career. Many computer vendors offer student discounts, so make sure to check.

Laptops or tablets are encouraged. Wireless access is being made available around campus. The College provides wireless access near student study areas.

These are the minimum specifications you should follow (Autodesk Revit Users, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering students should use the larger specifications as minimum specifications). Revit and SolidWorks users should check the video card recommendations at the vendor’s web sites.

Approximate Cost $1,000 - $1,500

 

Laptop

Cad station laptop

Computer Processor

Intel i5

Intel i7

Memory

8 GB

8 – 16GB

Hard Drive

256 GB Solid State

500 GB Solid State

DVD+RW

Optional

Optional

Video Card

256 MB (512 MB Preferred)

Nvdia Quadra M2000M series or

AMD FirePro W7170M

Monitor

User preference weight vs. size

User preference weight vs. size

Ethernet

Ethernet adaptor

Ethernet adaptor

Wireless

Yes

Yes

Sound Card with Speakers

Optional

Optional

2nd Laptop Battery

Optional

Optional

2nd A/C Adapter

Optional

Optional

Warranty 4yr Parts/Labor

Yes

Yes

Theft/Damage Insurance

Recommended

Recommended

The University of Wyoming now provides free copies of Office 365 to enrolled students.

For more information on free software for students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science checkout CEAS Computer Resources.


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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4253

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