Standard Hardware Specifications


Minimum requirements for devices connecting to the NUI Galway campus network

Only Enterprise, Professional or Business versions of the Windows Operating System can be connected to the NUI Galway Campus Network. If you have a device running Home Basic or Home Premium you can connect to the Wireless Network.

The specifications listed below are for PC and Apple Macintosh systems. The specifications are separated into recommended specification for a new computer and the acceptable minimum that can be supported by Information Solutions and Services.

To reimage your PC/Laptop to the standard build, you can log a ticket using the Service Desk ticketing system. A facility is available for staff to reimage their own machine via DVD. These DVDs and instructions are available at the Library and ISS helpdesk. N.B. The process of reimaging involves deleting all data on the hard drive. Ensure all personal data is full backed before reimaging your computer.

Please see ISS Statement of Support for Computers Purchased Outside of the NUI Galway Central Procurement Contract

 Note: Information about buying new computer equipment is available online.

 

PC Desktop Specifications 
 Item   Recommended Specification for New Computer  Minimum Acceptable Specification
 Processor  3 GHz Intel Dual Core  Intel Dual Core 
 Memory  8 GB  4 GB
 Hard Drive  320 GB  160 GB
 Media Drive  16x DVD+ /- RW Drive  DVD ROM CD RW
 Monitor  19" Flat LCD  17" Flat LCD
 Operating System  Windows 7 Enterprise  Windows 7 (Not Home Edition)
 Network Interface  10/100/1000 MB Ethernet Card  10/100 MB Ethernet Card
 Warranty  5 year next business day on site warranty  -

 

 

PC Laptop Specifications
 Item  Recommended Specification for New Computer  Minimum Acceptable Specification
 Processor  2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo   1.62 GHz Intel Core
 Memory  8 GB  4 GB
 Hard Drive  320 GB  160 GB
 Monitor  19" Flat LCD  15" Flat LCD
 Media Drive

DVD+/- RW

 CD RW
 Operating System  Windows 7 Enterprise  Windows 7 (Not Home Edition)
 Network Interface  10/100 MB Ethernet Card  10/100 MB Ethernet Card
 Wireless Network Interface

802.11 a/g/n Wireless Card

 802.11 b/g Wireless Card
 Warranty  5 year next business day on site warranty  -

 

Apple Desktop Specifications  

Item

 Recommended Specification for New Computer Minimum Acceptable Specification 
 Processor  2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo  2 GHz Intel Core Duo
 Memory  4 GB  2 GB
 Hard Drive  320GB  160 GB
 Monitor  19" Flat LCD Panel   17" LCD Panel
 Media Drive  8x Double-Layer  SuperDrive DVD /- RW
CD RW
 Operating System  Mac OS 10.9  Mac OS X v10.6
 Network Interface  10/100 MB Ethernet Card  10/100 MB Ethernet Card
 Warranty  3 year warranty  -

 

Apple Laptop Specifications

Item Recommended Specification for New Computer Minimum Acceptable Specification
Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory 4 GB  2 GB
Hard Drive 250 GB 160 GB
Media Drive 8x double-layer SuperDrive Super Drive
Operating System Mac OS 10.6 Mac OS X v10.5.8
Network Interface 10/100 MB Ethernet Card 10/100 MB Ethernet Card
Wireless Network Interface 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Card 802.11 b/g Wireless Card
Warranty 3 year warranty -