Required Computer Specifications

The following are the minimum and recommended equipment specifications to successfully complete your education at the College of Envrionment & Design.  If purchasing a system as an incoming student; please remember that you will need your computer to last and perform for many years. Other than memory and hard drive most laptops can not be upgraded later. We strongly encourage purchasing above the specifications listed.

 

Minimum equipment specifications

     Windows 7 or newer operating system* 

  • 4th Gen Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent 
  • 8GB RAM 
  • 1 TB hard drive or greater
  • 802.11 Wireless Network
  • DVD writer
  • 15” laptop screen
  • nVIDIA or AMD Graphics Card (not Intel graphics)
  • Notebook cable lock
  • 64GB USB flash drive and/or Portable USB hard drive
  • Wireless mouse
  • VGA or DVI video output
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Complete  $20/month 
  • Microsoft Office -  free for currently enrolled students
  • Sketchup Pro $49/year
  • AutoCAD Free 1 year renewable licenses (Must register with UGA Email address)
  • ArcGIS: Details located outside 031, Jackson Street Building - 1 year renewable license.

 

Recommended equipment specifications

     Windows 7 or newer operating system* 

  • 5th Gen Intel i7 processor or AMD equivalent 
  • 16GB RAM 
  • 1 TB hard drive or greater
  • 802.11 Wireless Network
  • DVD writer
  • 15” laptop screen
  • nVIDIA or AMD Graphics Card (not Intel graphics)
  • Notebook cable lock
  • 64GB USB flash drive and/or Portable USB hard drive
  • Wireless mouse
  • HDMI video output with VGA adapter
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Complete  $20/month 
  • Microsoft Office -  free for currently enrolled students
  • Sketchup Pro $49/year
  • AutoCAD Free 1 year renewable licenses (Must register with UGA Email address)
  • ArcGIS: Details located outside 031, Jackson Street Building - 1 year renewable license.

 

** The College of Environment & Design teaches with the Windows platform.
Students are expected to come to class with Windows and Windows versions of applications running. **

 

What if I really want a Mac?

 

Educational Discounts (Not always better than current retail sales)

We do not have a preferred manufacturer and you may purchase from any source you wish.  Below are a couple of options for obtaining a possible discount.

 http://dell.com/uga

 http://shop.lenovo.com  Select Solutions for… then select Students

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