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Lab computer
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Typical lab setup
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Lab Computer

All TSG-supported research labs have been equipped with a Dell Precision T-series computer. You can find the exact type of your lab computer printed on the front of the case. The current model is the T3610, of which you can view the simplified specifications below. Consult a member of the TSG if you are not sure which computer you have been using for your past research.

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Dell Precision T3610 Dell Precision T5810
CPU Intel Quad Core (8 threads), 3.7Ghz Intel Quad Core (8 threads), 3.49Ghz
Memory size 8GB 8GB
Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce GTX770, 2GB Nvidia Geforce GTX1050, 2GB
Audio Line out, Line in Line out, Line in
Network Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Storage 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Optical Drive Yes Yes

Software

See also: System Image

Keyboard

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Corsair Vengeance K70
Keyboard Layout US-International QWERTY
Key Switches Cherry MX Red
Actuation Force (g) 45g
Polling Rate 1000hz
Chassis Black anodized aluminum
USB Pass-through Yes (USB 2.0)
Multimedia Controls Yes
Backlight Yes[fn 1], Red
Win Lock Yes
Test Results
Button response time 1ms
  1. Can be switched on/off per key. Watch video for explanation.


Keyboard Layout

The keyboard mapping in Windows is set to United States-International. Installed languages are Dutch and English, the default is Dutch. To switch between languages or keyboard mappings, click the 'language and keyboard' icon in the tray and choose the option that you prefer.

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NOTE: one thing you should keep in mind is the fact that, when you change the active keyboard input language, this is done for the application which is currently opened. If you open another application, the input language used is the default one and you will have to switch it again.

Special characters: press " followed by a, e, i, o, or u to get ä, ë, ï, ö, ü
Press ' followed by a, e, i, o, or u to get á, é, í, ó, ú.
Press ` followed by a, e, i, o, or u to get à, è, ì, ò, ù.
Press ^ followed by a, e, i, o, or u to get â, ê, î, ô, û.
Press ' followed by c to get ç.
Press ~ followed by n to get ñ.
Pressing ", ', `, ^ or ~ followed by spacebar will result in a single ", ', `, ^ or ~. Most likely, you can just continue typing: if the next character doesn't exist with an accent character, ", ', `, ^ or ~ will preceed the next character; for example pressing ' followed by s will result in the expected 's.

Press and hold AltGr (right Alt on our lab keyboard), then press s, and you will get ß as result.

Tip: if you think it is annoying that a single press on ' or " does not result in the character, think that you probably also need a ' or a " at the end of a string. Then, press ', or " twice to get double quotationmarks. Then use the left arrow to move the carret between the quotation marks and type the string between the quotation marks.

Mouse

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Logitech G500S Logitech G700S
Connection
Wireless No Yes (Wire optional)
Cable Length / Wireless Range (m) 2.0 10.0
Interface USB 2.0 2.4GHz RF, USB 2.0
Tracking
Tracking Technology Laser Laser
Resolution 200 - 8200 dpi (127-3.1 μm) 200 - 8200 dpi (127-3.1 μm)
Image Processing (Mpix/s) 12 12
Max. Acceleration (g) 30 30
Max. Velocity (m/s) 4.19 4.19
Responsiveness
USB Data Format (bits/axis) 16 16
Polling Rate (Hz) 1000 1000
Sleep Mode Disabled Disabled
Glide
Coefficient of Friction, Dynamic (μ) 0.09 0.09
Coefficient of Friction, Static (μ) 0.14 0.09
Max. Tuning Weight (g) 27 27