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 2017-2018

iMac (desktop Macintosh): Apple 21.5″ inch flat-panel iMac, Intel quad-core i5 processor running at 3.0 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 do not 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 5050 small form factor, Intel quad-core i7-7700 processor running at 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB solid-state drive, 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.  If you need more than 256 GB storage capacity, please say so.

Laptop Macintosh: Apple 13″ MacBook Pro, Intel dual-core i5 processor running at 2.3 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, HDMI adapter, security cable. Dimensions: screen measures 13.3″ (33.78 cm) diagonally; laptop weighs 3.02# (1.37 kg); measures 11.97″ (30.41 cm) wide by 0.59″ (1.49 cm) high by 8.36″ (21.24 cm) deep.  If you need more than 256 GB storage capacity, please say so. MacBook Pros 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 7480, Intel dual-core Core i5 7300U processor running at 2.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB solid-state drive, built-in gigabit Ethernet, Qualcomm 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 3.01# (1.36 kg); measures 13.03″ (331 mm) wide by 0.9″ (23.2 mm) high by 8.7″ (220.9 mm) deep. If you need more than 256 GB storage capacity, please say so.  Dell has redesigned the Latitude docking stations: docks from before 2017 will not work with the latest laptops.  If you use a dock and want to get a new one, please say so.  Latitude 7480s do not include built-in optical (CD/DVD) drives.  External drives, docks, displays, etc. can be purchased with your funds as optional gear – see ‘Peripheral Equipment,’ below.

Workgroup laserprinter: Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Enterprise M608dn 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, displays for laptops, 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.