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 April 2019, exact specification will be different to this guide in the future, but it will remain broadly correct. 

PC Desktop: (Dell OptiPlex 7460 All-In-One) 


Processor: Intel Core i5-8500 (up to 4.1Ghz) 

OS: Windows 10 

RAM: 16GB 

Hard Drive 1: 256GB Solid State  

Hard Drive 2: 1GB 7200rpm Conventional 

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

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


Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz 

Memory: 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 

Storage: 256GB SSD 

Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 

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: 

12” Laptop - Dell Latitude 7290 -

13” Laptop - Dell Latitude 7390 -

14” Laptop - Dell Latitude 7490 -

15” Laptop – Dell Latitude 5590 -

Mac Laptop (Macbook Air 13.3”) 


Processor: 1.1GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz

Memory: 8GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory

Storage: 512GB SSD storage

Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics

Power Supply: UK Power Supply

Accessories: Accessory Kit used for UK, Ireland

Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard - British

Colour: Stock Dependant