Computer Specifications

• PURCHASING YOUR FIRST COMPUTER •

2020-2021 Pre-Approved Mobile Configuration from the UA Computer Store

             *** For online ordering, please email orders@uark.edu***

We are constantly working with the campus computer store every semester, to develop a laptop configuration to ease the purchasing process. These two configuration options should serve you for years to come, especially with what you will be required to do with your computer while attending the Fay Jones school.

NotePURCHASING AN APPLE COMPUTER IS HIGHLY, HIGHLY DISCOURAGED FOR ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING FAY JONES SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN! We do not recommend these devices for several reasons. ALL of our software required to be learned and used by students throughout their tenure, is not available and or does not run optimally on the Apple platform. Our printers, plotters, scanners, also are designed to run optimally for ALL students using a Windows based machine and ideally what the IT department recommends they purchase.


Dell Mobile Precision 5540 (Recommended)

  • Intel Xeon E3-2276M v6 (Quad Xeon 3.00GHz, 4.00GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W)
  • 16GB, 1x16GB, DDR4 2666MHz Non-ECC Memory
  • 512GB M.2 SATA Solid State drive Class 20
  • Nvidia Quadro P1000 w/4GB GDDR5
  • 15.6″ UltraSharp FHD IGZO4, 1920×1080, AG, NT, w/Prem Panel Guar,
    100% sRGB, Titan Gray w/ HD Camera
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (up to 4 Cores) Multi -English, French, Spanish
  • 6 Cell 92Whr ExpressCharge Capable Battery
  • 130W AC Adapter
  • Dell Limited Hardware Warranty
  • Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis 4 Years
  • Accidental Damage Service, 4 Years
  • Keep Your Hard Drive, 4 Year
  • Total: $2,299.00
  • Lighter weight and more compact than Dell Precision 7540(~2.5LBS lighter)
  • Kept in stock at U of A bookstore – order by emailing orders@uark.edu (Orders are on the way, due to COVID-19 the Dell Precision 7540 is on back order and are scheduled to arrive at the bookstore the last week of May.)

 

Dell Mobile Precision 7540(Special Order Only)

  • Intel Xeon E-2276M, 6 Core Xeon, 12M Cache, 2.80GHz up to
    4.70GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro
  • 16GB, 2X8G, DDR4 2666MHz Non-ECC Memory
  • M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P1000 w/4GB GDDR5
  • 15.6″ UltraSharp FHD IPS(1920×1080) Panel
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (up to 4 Cores) Multi -English, French, Spanish
  • 6-cell (91Wh) Lithium Ion Polymer Battery with ExpressCharge
  • 180 Watt AC Adapter
  • Dell Limited Hardware Warranty
  • Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis, 4 Years
  • Accidental Damage Service, 4 Years
  • Keep Your Hard Drive, 4 Year
  • Total: $2,399.00

 


Software: Operating Systems

FJSoA IT Staff recommends Windows 10 Professional 64-bit as the default operating system on your computer. If your computer has 32-bit editions of Windows, you are advised to upgrade. Software used in the School of Architecture will perform most optimally in a 64-bit Windows environment and most software is only available in Windows versions.

Software: Applications
Microsoft Office
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Adobe Creative Cloud
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$60.00 per year subscription via Adobe.com
Rhino 6.0
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Autodesk Products (AutoCAD, REVIT, 3DS MAX, etc)
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FREE 3 Year EDU licence via Autodesk Education
Software Training and How To’s
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