KET Computer Equipment Requirement Chart for
2011-12 Distance Learning Classrooms
||Absolute minimum configuration
||Good future prospects
|If you have a machine like this, you will be able to use it until you obtain funding for a new system. Internet (World Wide Web) software runs poorly (if at all) with less than this minimum configuration. Video conferencing and other advanced features are not available with this configuration.
||If you have a system with this configuration, you shouldn't need to purchase a new system. If you lack any of the listed features, you should upgrade your system. This upgrade should offer significant savings compared to a new system.
||If you need a new system, use this as a minimum specification for the purchase.
||2 GHz or higher
||Windows XP Home or higher
||Windows XP Pro
||Windows XP Pro or Vista
||64 MB RAM
||256 MB RAM
||1 GB RAM or more
||<2 GB free hard drive space
||2 GB free hard drive space
||10 GB free hard drive space
||15"+ Capable of at least 1024x768 resolution
||17"+ Capable of at least 1280x1024 resolution
||17" or larger higher than 1280x1024 resolution
sound card and speakers
||40x or higher CD-ROM drive
||40x or higher CD and/or DVD
||Color ink jet
||Color ink jet and access to laser
||Color ink jet and access to color laser
||Internet Explorer 8 or higher
or Mozilla Firefox
||All KET courses
make extensive use of multimedia. Students will require browser access to RealMedia
Player and Windows Media Player, Macromedia Flash and Apple Quicktime.
||Broadband Internet via Ethernet
* When dealing with the Internet and similar technologies, several platform
issues arise. In addition to the PC Windows systems listed above, Macintosh
with equivalent configurations will be supported whenever possible. However, several
pieces of software used by our instructors are not available in Macintosh versions.
Wortgefecht for the German courses and Lingua Latina for Latin courses,
are only available for Intel/Windows based machines.
** WebTV and the AOL browser may be incompatible with some areas of the website.
We strongly recommend the latest version of
Microsoft Internet Explorer or