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: 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz 

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory 

Storage: 256GB SSD storage 

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000 

Power Supply: UK Power 

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