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Speed School Computer Requirement

Summer 2014/Fall 2014/Spring 2015

Minimum Specifications

Undergraduate and transfer students at the J. B. Speed School of Engineering are required to have a mobile computer with an active digital pen meeting the minimum specifications below. Graduate students should have a laptop.

Want to purchase one of the models we reviewed and approved?


Minimum Tablet Specification

OS Windows 7 or 8.1 Pro, 64-bit version
PC Processor I5
Memory (RAM) 4 Gigabytes
Hard Disk Drive 250 GB HDD or 128 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Wireless 802.11 a/g/n
Input Device Integrated Wacom, N-trig or S Pen active stylus that supports digital inking


In addition, the following are recommended:

  • 3-year warranty
  • Accident Damage Protection
  • USB Flash Memory
  • A USB hard drive or cloud backup option

Note: If you already have a Windows laptop that meets the minimum specifications but you don’t have a pen to write on the screen, you may purchase a companion device.


The following types of devices are not acceptable for use as your computer at Speed:

  • IPADS or any Apple computers or devices running IOS
  • Chromebooks
  • Android tablets or any devices running the Android operating system
  • Windows Surface devices running the Windows RT or mobile operating system
  • Devices running the Linux or Unix operating system


For more information please contact:

Nathan Johnson
Phone: 502-852-0164

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