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Standards List: User Hardware
Convertible Tablet

Minimum Specifications:
  • System is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards
  • System is compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise
  • System has a minimum of an Intel i5-10310U processor
  • System memory must be configured with 8GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM
  • System is a convertible or clamshell format with integrated keyboard
  • Unit dimensions are no greater than 12.5" x 8.5" x 1" and the weight is no greater than 3.5 lbs with battery pack and all components listed within these specifications
  • System comes with an 802.11 a/b/g/n integrated network adapter
  • Notebook is equipped with stereo audio, stereo integrated speakers, and integrated dual-microphone array
  • Hard disk drive has a formatted storage capacity of at least 256GB
  • Hard disk drive must be a Solid State drive
  • System is equipped with an attached LED backlit FHD widescreen touch capable display
  • System should have an integrated Intel Graphics HD video card or better
  • System is equipped with an HDMI 1.4 port to allow connection to an external video source
  • System must have an LCD/external button that allows the user to switch between LCD, external, or run both simultaneously
  • System screen has a diagonal measurement of at least 13.3"
  • System is capable of operating on AC and internal battery power
  • Extended battery operation is user-controllable for display and hard drive
  • System has low battery warning
  • System includes AC power cord, battery charger (where applicable)
  • System has an integrated touchpad device
  • System is equipped with at least two (2) USB-C ports
  • System has adjustments for brightness control
  • System has one stereo microphone/headphone combo output jack
  • System must include a built-in IR webcam that is Windows Hello compatible.
  • System unit must have EPEAT gold level certification or better
  • System includes a warranty period of three (3) years parts and labor
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, and E-mail support
  • System comes with an integrated 10/100/1000 CAT 5 port.
  • Unit has buttons for volume control and mute
  • Unit has a built-in MicroSD memory card reader

Last Updated: 09/22/2020
Last Reviewed: 09/22/2020