Campus Standard Hardware

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.

Campus Standard Hardware
System Type - PC Minimum Configuration Preferred Configuration High End Configuration
        Computer tower and monitor Intel Core i3/i5  Processor Intel Core i7 Processor Intel Core i7 Processor
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
    iMac monitor 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. 

Dell HP   Apple