Summer 2015 / Fall 2015 / Spring 2016

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.

Minimum Tablet Specification

OSWindows 7 or 8.1 Pro, 64-bit version
PC ProcessorIntel i5
Memory (RAM)8 Gigabytes (GB)
Storage Drive250 GB HDD or 128 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Wireless802.11 a/g/n
Input DeviceIntegrated Wacom, N-trig or S Pen active stylus that supports digital inking
Detailed Tablet Requirements


In addition, the following are recommended:

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


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

  • iPad, 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


Please review the Tablet PC Evaluation Page next.

For more information please contact:

Speed IT Helpdesk
Vogt Building Room 203
Phone: 502-852-7620