CSE Standard Equipment

Overview

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 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 will provide funding for a standard desk top for all PhD students.

In certain circumstances, a standard HP laptop may be approved. Supervisor approval will be required for the HP laptop option. A request for any other system will also require Supervisor approval and an additional funding source.

All CSE Standard Equipment remains the property of CSE until the school's end-of-life policy is fulfilled

Desktop Computers

CSE Standard Desktop Computers typically:
  • utilise high-powered multi-core CPUs with optional discrete GPUs
  • are upgradeable with more Memory or multiple high-capacity HDDs
  • are secured to your work-space and less vulnerable to damage or theft

Windows/Linux Desktop

Model HP Compaq 800 G2 mini (default) HP Compaq 800 G2 SFF (Small Form Factor)
OS Windows 10 64 bit(optional Linux)
Display Standard CSE Monitor Setup
Processor Intel® Core i5 6600T 2.7GHz (3.5GHz turbo) quad-core
Intel® Core i5 6500 3.2GHz (3.6GHz turbo) quad-core
4. Haswell 5. Broadwell 6. Skylake 7. Kabylake
Memory 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 SODIMM (2x8GB) 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 DIMM (2x8GB)
Harddisk 1TB SSHD Hard Drive (8GB SSD + 1TB HDD) 1TB SSHD Hard Drive (8GB SSD + 1TB HDD)
Optical disk n/a HP Slim SuperMulti DVD Writer
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 530 (on-chip) Intel® HD Graphics 530 (on-chip)
Security Security lock slot
Warranty HP Extended Warranty - 4Yr NBD (Next Business Day)
Ancillary USB Mouse & keyboard (HP)

Apple macOS Desktop

Model Apple Mac Mini 7,2
OS MacOS
Display Standard CSE Monitor Setup
Processor Intel® Core i5-4278U 2.6GHz (3.1GHz turbo) dual-core (hyper-threading)
4. Haswell 5. Broadwell 6. Skylake 7. Kabylake
Memory 8GB 1600MHz (LP)DDR3 (NON-upgradeable)
Harddisk 1TB HDD
Optical disk n/a
Graphics Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100 (shared with main memory)
Security No Security lock slot
Warranty AppleCare Protection Plan -GOV/ENT/EDU - 3Yr on-campus
Ancillary USB Mouse & keyboard (non-apple)

Notebook Computers

Please consider your requirements carefully before selecting a notebook computer, they typically:
  • are designed for portability and low-power usage; not as a primary research station
  • utilise low-power CPUs & share main-memory with on-board graphics
  • include low-capacity (<=256MB) HDDs
  • have limited upgrade path for memory or HDDs
  • are more vulnerable to damage or theft

Windows/Linux Notebook

Model HP EliteBook 840 G3
OS Win 10 Pro 64 w/DG Win7 64 (optional Linux)
Display 14.0-inch anti-glare ultra-slim LED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
Processor Intel® Core i5-6300U 2.4GHz (3.0GHz turbo) dual-core
(hyper-threading)
4. Haswell 5. Broadwell 6. Skylake 7. Kabylake
Memory 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 SODIMM (2 x 8GB)
Harddisk 256GB SSD (SATA-3)
Optical disk none
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 520 (shared with main memory)
Integrated I/O 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C™, DisplayPort, VGA, 1Gb NIC, SD card reader, SIM slot, dock connector
Weight ~1.54Kg
Webcam 720p HD webcam
Battery Life >13 hours
Security HP Fingerprint reader; Security lock slot; SmartCard reader
Warranty HP Extended Warranty - 4Yr NBD (Next Business Day)
Ancillary USB Mouse & keyboard

Apple macOS Notebook

Model MacBook Pro 13" (2016) - no touch bar
OS macOS
Display 13.3-inch (retina) LED-backlit IPS (2560 x 1600)
Processor 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Skylake (6360U), up to 3.1 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache
4. Haswell 5. Broadwell 6. Skylake 7. Kabylake
Memory 8GB 1866MHz (LP)DDR3 (NON-Upgradeable)
Harddisk 128GB SSD (PCI-e) (NON-Upgradeable)
Optical disk none
Graphics Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540 (shared with main memory)
Weight 1.37kg
Webcam 720p Facetime HD webcam
Integrated I/O 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
Digital AV adapter and USB-C hub provided
Battery Life >10 hours
Security No Security lock slot
Warranty AppleCare 3Yrs
Ancillary USB Mouse & keyboard (non-apple)

Keyboard and Mice

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

Monitors

CSE will ensure that the following minimum 'Standard CSE Monitor Setup' is provided at each researchers allocated desk:
For desktop users
1x 22-inch (or greater) wide-aspect monitor PLUS 1x 19-inch 4:3 monitor OR 2x 19-inch standard-aspect monitors (as requested)
For laptop users
1x 22-inch (or greater) wide-aspect monitor OR 1x 19-inch standard-aspect monitor (as requested)
Different configurations must be justified and approved by the CSE IT-Manager, dependent on availability of hardware and additional funding.
Last edited by crh 24/07/2017