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LTS ENG Supported PC Minimum Hardware Specifications

Minimum Requirements for PC Hardware Support by the LTS Support Team for the RCEAS The following are base-level hardware specifications required for support by the Library & Technology Services team supporting the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The purpose of establishing these minimums is to optimize the level of support we can provide to members of the College and ensure the effective and secure use of Lehigh's computing environment. Given the increased requirements of modern software application suites available to clients via LTS, we believe that it has become impractical and unproductive for clients to attempt the installation and use of such software on equipment that does not meet the stated minimum hardware requirements. LTS has standardized on Windows 10 x64-bit for all new installs. If your needs include running the same software that is available in the public computing labs, your PC should have similar specifications as those PCs. Additional information is available on the Lehigh Windows 10 FAQ web page. These minimums are reviewed on an annual basis by the LTS support team for the RCEAS.

Revised 1/2018.

PC to run Windows

  • Operating System: Windows 7x64 or Windows 10x64
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher Intel Core i-series or higher (approx 2011 or later)
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk space available: 120 GB
  • USB 2.0
  • Brands: Dell, Lenovo, HP (limited)

Apple Mac:

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or Mac OS 10.12 Sierra or later
    (additional details on Apple's El Capitan Requirements web page)
  • Processor: Intel Core i-series (approximately 2010 or later)
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk space available: 120 GB

Unix:

  • Operating System: Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or faster Intel Core i-series or newer
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk space available: 120 GB
  • USB 2.0
  • Brands: Dell, Lenovo, HP


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