Our preferred computers and printers are chosen because of their power, flexibility, ability to meet many different needs in different offices, and value for money. These are models with which ITS staff are fully-conversant—we can get parts for them, and we can effectively troubleshoot problems with them. The preferred devices in these categories change frequently in order to keep up with technological innovations and changes in product availability, so check this page often.

Current computer configurations for fiscal year 2016-2017

iMac (desktop Macintosh): Apple 21.5" inch flat-panel iMac, Intel Quad-Core i5 processor running at 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB hard drive, built-in gigabit Ethernet, built-in camera, wired keyboard, wired mouse, security cable, Mac OS X. iMacs no longer include built-in optical (CD/DVD) drives.  External drives can be purchased with your funds as optional gear - see 'Peripheral Equipment,' below.

Desktop PC: Dell OptiPlex 5040 small form factor, Intel quad-core i5-6500 processor running at 3.2 GHz, 500 GB hard drive running at 7200 RPM, 8x optical drive (DVD±RW/CD-RW), built-in gigabit Ethernet, keyboard, optical mouse, security cable and Windows 10. LCD display provided on an as-needed basis.

Laptop Macintosh: Apple 13" MacBook Pro Retina, Intel Dual-core i5 processor running at 2.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB solid-state drive, gigabit Ethernet adapter, Airport Extreme wireless card, Bluetooth, 13.3" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with built-in camera, Mac OS X, Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, security cable. Dimensions: screen measures 13.3" (33.78 cm) diagonally; laptop weighs 3.48# (1.58 kg); measures 12.35" (31.4 cm) wide by 0.71" (1.8 cm) high by 8.62" (21.9 cm) deep.  MacBook Pro Retinas do not include built-in optical (CD/DVD) drives.  External drives can be purchased with your funds as optional gear - see 'Peripheral Equipment,' below.

Laptop PC: Dell Latitude E5470, Intel quad-core Core i5 6440HQ processor running at 2.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive running at 7200 RPM, built-in gigabit Ethernet, Intel Dual Band Wireless 8260 802.11AC card w/Bluetooth, 14" anti-glare LED-backlit display with built-in camera, Windows 10, security cable. Dimensions: screen measures 14" (355.6 mm) diagonally; laptop weighs 3.88# (1.76 kg); measures 13.2" (334.9 mm) wide by 0.9" (23.2 mm) high by 9.1" (231.1 mm) deep. Latitude E5470s do not include built-in optical (CD/DVD) drives.  External drives can be purchased with your funds as optional gear - see 'Peripheral Equipment,' below.

Workgroup laserprinter: Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Enterprise M602dn networked monochrome laserprinter with duplex unit and 500-sheet paper tray. Additional paper tray units and envelope feeders are available, but must be purchased with departmental or other non-CR Fund budgets.

Peripheral Equipment. In order to meet as many computer needs as possible, the Computer Replacement Fund does not purchase or replace peripheral equipment (such as docking stations, scanners, external drives, personal and color printers, etc.). If you require peripheral devices for a standard computer or for a standard printer, you will need to purchase them using other funding sources.