Default PC/Laptop Specifications

Currently, the Faculty of Oriental Studies has two default specifications that are in place for new desktop machines. This information is accurate as of March 2021, exact specification will be different to this guide in the future, but it will remain broadly correct. 

PC Desktop: (Dell OptiPlex 7090 Ultra) 


Processor: Intel Core i5-1145G7 (up to 4.4GHz) 

OS: Windows 10 

RAM: 16GB 

Hard Drive: 256GB Solid State  

Warranty: 5 years, on site, next business day.  

Mac Desktop (iMac, 21.5”, non-Retina display)


Processor: 3.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz

Memory: 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 

Storage: 256GB SSD 

Graphics: Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB GDDR5 Memory

Power Supply: UK Power 

Keyboard & Documentation: Apple Magic Keyboard (British) / User's Guide (English) 

Mouse: Magic Mouse 2 

PC Laptop 

There is not currently a standard specification due to requests always been looked at on a case by case basis. However, laptop’s will be of one of these “Oxford Standards” i.e a set machine that has been agreed by University Central Purchasing, these are: 

13” Laptop - Dell Latitude 7320 -

14” Laptop - Dell Latitude 7420 -

15” Laptop – Dell Latitude 5590 -

The 14" Laptop, marked is bold, is our preferred choice. 

Mac Laptop (Macbook Air 13.3”) 


Processor: Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU

Memory: 16GB Unified Memory

Storage: 256GB SSD storage

Graphics: 16-core neutral engine

Power Supply: UK Power Supply

Accessories: Accessory Kit used for UK, Ireland

Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard - British

Colour: Stock Dependant