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Standard Computer Model Selections

Updated April, 2016 for FY17 cycle

Please note that all newly purchased hardware will be equipped with Windows 10, or Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11).  Also, please note that we are moving from HP to Dell for Windows computers this year. 

If you are purchasing for your department, grant, research needs, etc. you may select from the models below -- if you require pricing, please query the Help Desk.  Please see the Departmental Purchasing page for more information.

Models for Computer Replacement- Summer 2016:

Windows Desktop:  Dell OptiPlex 7040 Micro

  • Intel Core i5 Processor with Integrated HD Graphics
  • 16GB Memory
  • 256GB SSD Hard Drive
  • Please request USB CD/DVD if required
  • Dell standard keyboard and mouse
  • 4 year warranty
  • (When selected for computer replacement, Dell desktops are supplied with standard Dell display as below)

Standard Display

  • Dell UltraSharp 24 InfinityEdge Monitor
  • 1080p HD resolution (1920x1080)
  • 3 year warranty

Windows Laptop (Option 1): Dell Latitude E7470

  • Intel Core i5 Processor with Integrated HD Graphics
  • 14.0-inch Anti-glare LCD (1920x1080)
  • Integrated camera/mic
  • 16GB Memory
  • 256GB SSD Hard Drive  
  • Wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) with Bluetooth
  • HDMI to VGA adapter
  • 4 year warranty with accidental damage protection
  • Approximately 3.3 lbs
  • Please request USB CD/DVD if required
  • Optional USB Dock w/ power cable +$115

Windows Laptop (Option 2): Dell Latitude E7270

  • Intel Core i5 Processor with Integrated HD Graphics
  • 12-inch Anti-glare LCD (1920x1080)
  • Integrated camera/mic
  • 16GB Memory
  • 256GB SSD Hard Drive  
  • Wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) with Bluetooth
  • HDMI to VGA adapter
  • 4 year warranty with accidental damage protection
  • Approximately 2.8 lbs
  • Please request USB CD/DVD if required
  • Optional Docking station w/ power cable +$115

Apple Desktop: Mac mini

  • Intel Core i5 Processor with Integrated HD Graphics
  • 256GB SSD Hard Drive
  • 16GB Memory
  • AppleCare Protection Plan (3 year)
  • Apple mouse and Keyboard with numeric keypad
  • Please request USB CD/DVD if required
  • (When selected for computer replacement, Mac minis are supplied with standard display as above)

Apple Laptop (Option 1): 13” MacBook Pro with Retina display (requires contribution)*

  • 13” Retina display
  • Intel Core i5 Processor with Iris Graphics
  • 256GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • 16GB Memory (cannot be upgraded after purchase)
  • Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter
  • AppleCare Protection Plan (3 year)
  • Approximately 3.5 lbs
  • Please request USB CD/DVD if required

Apple Laptop (Option 2): 15” MacBook Pro with Retina display (requires contribution)*

  • 15" Retina display
  • Intel Core i7 Quad-core Processor with Iris Pro Graphics
  • 256 GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • 16GB Memory (cannot be upgraded after purchase)
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter
  • AppleCare Protection Plan (3 year)
  • Approximately 4.5 lbs
  • Please request USB CD/DVD if required

*The laptop contribution applies only to primary, College funded primary computers that are part of the College's individual computer replacement program. Department or grant funded purchase costs will be charged fully to the provided account number.

As with previous years, alternate specifications of Windows or Mac computers may be unavailable, may not be supported, or may be available only with a department contribution. Please request a consultation.

Other Supported Hardware & Software

New MacBook and MacBook Air models with 8 GB or more (16GB recommended) of memory and AppleCare are supported as secondary/research computers, but are not available for primary computer replacement funds.  iMacs and some other Dell Latitude, OptiPlex, and Precision models are supported but are priced individually at time of purchase and are considered a custom machine.  Extended warranties are required on all College computer purchases.

Please ask about support on netbooks, tablets, slates, iPads, alternate configurations and printer models. Please understand that not all models will be supported or sponsored by the College, or applicable for primary replacement funding.