CSE Standard Equipment


This list is designed to be used in conjunction with the school's Policy for provision of Standard Computer Equipment.

The list represents a range of well specified computers that the School will provide to its academics and researchers.

In compiling this list, the School has leveraged savings made by the University in negotiating preferred pricing on specific configurations with its suppliers.

Standard Systems

The School provides funding for a standard desktop for PhD students.

Under certain circumstances, with Supervisor and IT Manager approval, a standard HP laptop may be approved.
A request for any other system will require Supervisor approval and an additional funding source.

All CSE Standard Equipment remains the property of CSE and supported for the life of the warranty.
Upon completion of a student research program, hardware will be reviewed in line with the school's end-of-life policy.
In the event of termination or withdrawal from a research program, hardware is recovered for re-allocation by the school.

Notebook Computer

Model Dell Precision 3490
OS Windows 11 (self-install Linux e.g. Ubuntu)
Display 14" FHD (1920x1080)
Processor 13th Generation Intel® Core i5-1350P, vPro Enterprise (12MB Cache, 12 Cores, 16 Threads, 1.9 - 4.7 GHz Turbo, 28W)
Memory 32GB, 2 x 16GB, DDR5, 4800 MT/s
Hard Drive 1TB, M.2 2230, Gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD, Class 35
Optical disk none
Graphics Intel® Integrated Graphics
Integrated I/O 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 2 x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, microSD-card Reader, Audio Jack, RJ45 Ethernet port
Weight 1.39 kg (3.01 lb)
Warranty Dell ProSupport Plus - 4Yr

Model Apple MacBook Air 13"
Processor 4.05 GHz Apple M3 processor with 8 cores (4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores), a 10-core GPU, a 16-core Neural Engine
Memory 16GB
Hard Drive 512GB SSD
Optical disk none
Screen high-resolution 13.6" LED-backlit 2560x1664 (224 ppi, 500 nits) "Liquid Retina" display with Wide color (P3) and True Tone technology
Integrated I/O 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports (USB-C connector), and a 3.5 mm headphone jack
Weight 1.24 kg (2.7 lb)
Warranty AppleCare for Enterprise 4yr Tier 2

Desktop Computer

From October 2023 CSE will be assigning a laptop computer when a new computer is needed. Desktop computers are no longer standard equipment.

Keyboard and Mice

All CSE supplied Desktops and Notebooks come with the standard CSE keyboard and mouse; at time of writing, HP brand.


The Computer Support will provide a standard monitor equipment to each work desk in the School. The monitor equipment we provide is described in our monitors policy.
Last edited by simong 26/06/2024

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