Recommended Computer \ Landscape Architecture
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
Non-Baccalaureate (NB) Students
Post-Baccalaureate (PB) Students
If purchasing a tablet, it needs to have a touch sensor enabling a pressure sensitive stylus or pencil and include a keyboard and camera. Tablet applications required for class are available at no cost and a cellular data plan is not required.
- Dell Precision 3660 Tower (budget)
Intel i7-12700, 32GB, 512GB SSD, Nvidia T1000 4GB
- Dell Precision 3660 Tower (pro)
Intel i9-12900, 32GB, 512GB & 1TB SSD, Nvidia RTX A4000 16GB
- Dell Mobile Precision 7780 17"
Intel i7-13850HX, 32GB, 512GB SSD, Nvidia RTX 5000 16GB
$1950 - $5180
Online orders: Dell.com/KState
Dell Sales Representative
(800) 456-3355, 80000
- Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Tower
Intel i9-12900, 32GB, 1TB SSD, Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti 8GB
- Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra (Intel)
Intel i9-12900, 32GB, 1TB SSD, Nvidia RTX A2000 12GB
- Lenovo ThinkPad T15p Gen 3 (15" Intel)
Intel i7-12700H, 32GB, 1TB SSD, Nvidia RTX 3050 4GB
$1655 - $2215
Online orders: Lenovo Student Purchasing
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.
24-27" wide aspect 16:9 monitor
2560x1440 @ 60 hz
$230-$350 (but often discounted)
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.
- 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.
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 autodesk.com
It is recommended to wait until you have received the syllabus from your instructor before downloading and installing Autodesk applications.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Available FREE under the K-State ESRI Educational Site License. See the ESRI Products, Use, and Sources summary sheet for details concerning desktop and online software options and sources/procedures.
SketchUp Studio for Students
Software may be purchased online at sketchup.com
$55 per year
Additional software may be specified in your instructor’s course syllabus.
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.