Recommended Computer \ Interior Architecture & Industrial Design

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Students will need to purchase a computer for studio before beginning the 1st semester of 2nd year.


Dell Workstations

Online orders:
Shaynna Taylor
Dell Sales Representative
(800) 456-3355, 80000

Lenovo Workstations

Online orders: Lenovo Student Purchasing
Joe Kenney
Senior Account Executive
Higher Education KS/NE/SD/ND/WY/MT
Lenovo United States


4 year on-site warranty is highly recommended.
These systems include a substantial discount for this warranty.


27" wide aspect 16:9 monitor
2560x1440 @ 60 hz
$400 - $550


Surge suppressor power strip or uninterruptible power supply.
6ft cord minimum (up to 10ft) with 6 outlets.
$25 - $250


Cat 6 Ethernet cable.
10ft to 15ft recommended.
$5 - $15

Ethernet adapter for laptops highly recommended.
Desktops have a built in Ethernet.
$10 - $50


Video camera and microphone for desktops highly recommended.
Laptops have a built in webcam.

Removable storage

  • Flash drive.
  • External hard drive. Capacity should exceed the internal hard drive capacity of the computer, used for backups and archiving.
    $100 - $200


Windows 11 Pro 64bit
Included with systems listed above.
There are multiple versions of Windows 11, ensure you have the PRO version and not the HOME version.

Microsoft Office
Available FREE through K-State Office 365 Webmail.

Adobe Creative Cloud
Software may be purchased from Adobe at academic discounts.
Check Adobe's storefront for current pricing.

Autodesk applications offered via the Autodesk Education Community.
Available FREE at
It is recommended to wait until you have received the syllabus from your instructor before downloading and installing Autodesk applications.

Additional software may be specified in your instructor’s course syllabus.

Recommended options

Protect your investment from accidental damage or theft. Check with your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance and verify coverage, recommend purchase of a separate policy for your equipment if necessary.