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.

Desktop Computer

Depending on stock levels, an equivalent micro firm factor computer maybe offered instead

Model Dell Optiplex 7090 SFF
OS Windows 10 Pro (self-install Linux e.g. Ubuntu)
Display Standard CSE Monitor Setup
Processor 11th Generation Intel® Core i7-11700 (8 Cores/16MB/16T/2.5GHz to 4.9GHz/65W)
Memory 16GB DDR4-3200MHz DIMM (1x16GB)
Storage 512GB SSD (M.2 NVMe Class 40)
Optical disk Not installed
Graphics Intel® Integrated Graphics
Security Security lock slot
Warranty Dell ProSuppport Flex - 4Yr NBD (Next Business Day)
Ancillary USB Mouse & keyboard (Dell), Bluetooth 5.2 and Wireless Dual-band 2x2 802.11ax with MU-MIMO

Notebook Computer

Model Dell Latitude 5320
OS Windows 10 (self-install Linux e.g. Ubuntu)
Display 13.3" FHD (1920x1080)
Processor 11th Generation Intel® Core i5-1145G7 2.4GHz (Up to 4.2GHz Turbo, 4 Cores)
Memory 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 3200
Harddisk 512GB SSD (M.2 NVMe)
Optical disk none
Graphics Intel® Iris Xe Graphics
Integrated I/O 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, uSD 4.0 Memory Card Reader, Audio Jack
Weight 1.18 kg (2.61 lb)
Warranty Dell ProSupport Plus - 4Yr

Keyboard and Mice

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


CSE will ensure that the following minimum 'Standard CSE Monitor Setup' is available at each research assigned desk:
For laptop users
1 x 23-inch (or greater) wide-aspect monitor
For desktop users
1 x 23-inch (or greater) wide-aspect monitor PLUS an optional older second monitor (currently 23" wide-aspect)
suitable power and signal cable(s) to connect CSE supplied hardware

Standard CSE Monitor Setup hardware:

  • is associated with the installed location, not the User, nor the source hardware they are used with;
  • remains locked to the installed location;
  • remains the property of CSE;
  • is NOT eligible for asset transfer;
  • can be reverted to the 'Standard CSE Monitor Setup', in line with policy, if source hardware changes occur.

Any Non-Standard monitor configuration must be approved by the CSE IT Manager, on a per case basis, and usually require the user supply their own cables.

Last edited by simong 23/06/2022