College of Design Computer Standards for Students
This article will give you the information you need regarding student computer standards in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.
The College of Design's IT department keeps a very extensive document detailing the exact standard recommendations regarding the College's programs as well as lists of program hardware/software requirements. You can find the page here.
Any additional inquiries not covered by the document(s) linked above should be directed to the CDes Service Desk.