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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Laptop Program

Laptop Policy - General

Laptop Requirement

All student of the CGT program are required to have a laptop.  The required requirements are as follows:

Minimum Specifications for Student Laptops for CGT and CGT/ART majors

 

Mac/Apple

 

Windows

 

Laptop:          

MacBook Pro

15” display: 2.4 GHz (17” preferred)

2.4GHz quad-core
Intel Core i7

4GB 1333MHz

750GB 7200-rpm

Intel HD Graphics 3000

AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5

 

Laptop:          

15” display (17” preferred)

Intel® Core™ i7 2860QM 2.5GHz (3.6GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)

8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS)

1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M

750GB 7200-rpm

Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

 

Additional Hardware:          

3-button mouse

10GB USB Flash Drive

 

Additional Hardware:          

3-button mouse

10GB USB Flash Drive

 

Preferred Hardware (optional at this time):

Wacom Intuos4 Medium Pen Tablet

 

Preferred Hardware (optional at this time):

Wacom Intuos4 Medium Pen Tablet

 

Software:

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium

Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium

Autodesk Maya

Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk Mudbox

Microsoft Office Suite for Mac

 

 

Software:

Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium

Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium

Autodesk Maya

Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk Mudbox

Microsoft Office

 

 

 

 

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is a laptop required?

  • A laptop allows students to stay connected with their coursework and personal activities regardless of their location. Being actively engaged in course material is important for success in the CGT program and a laptop allows students that connection 24/7.

2. What if I cannot afford a laptop?

  • The financial aid office offers assistance specifically for the additional cost of a laptop. That information can be found by visiting this site:http://www.iupui.edu/~finaid/

3. What are the benefits of the laptop program?

  • Students can access the same technology as their instructors, allowing them to actively participate in course material and activities.
  • Support is readily available through UITS and the Living Lab.
  • Mobile computing is available virtually everywhere. Students can participate in academic, administrative, or personal activities no matter their location.

4. What are the costs involved?

  • Students can expect to pay anywhere from $600 and up for a qualified laptop.

5. Are loaner systems available if my laptop is under repair?

  • Loaner laptops are currently not offered; however open labs are available, if needed.

6. How do I choose the laptop that is right for me?

  • There are all kinds of laptops to choose from but screen size, weight, and portability are all things to consider when looking at the minimum requirements.

7. What if I already own a laptop?

  • If it meets the minimum requirements you can use it.

8. How can I get service or technical support?

  • For service, check with your manufacturer.
  • For support, UITS is available to help troubleshoot any problems.

Software

Most software that you will need is available at no or highly reduced costs through IUPUI. There is no need to purchase software bundles typically offered by hardware vendors. Visit the IUWare site to learn about software available to you through IUPUI before purchasing software from an outside source.

Information about course specific software required but not available through IUWare will be provided in the course information, or by the course instructor. If you are uncertain about software availability or associated software cost for a specific CIT course, contact your instructor or your CIT advisor.

Laptop Policy - Support

Laptop Responsibility

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his/her laptop is functioning properly, but if assistance is needed, University Information Technology Services (UITS), and E & T Computer Network Center (CNC) are available to help.

University Information Technology Services (UITS)

Computer Support RM IT 129 - Walkup hours:

       Mon - Thur 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
       Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
       Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
       Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Computer Network Center (CNC)

The Computer Network Center is located on the lower level of the Engineering and Technology building, room ET 003. CNC regular business hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm excluding campus holidays.

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