Standard Computer Model Selections

Posted July 21st, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

If you are looking for guidance in purchasing a personal computer to bring to College with you, see  What to Bring to College: Technology Edition.

This listing is for selecting or purchasing College computers (including with Grant and Research Funds).  It is updated each spring (last update, April 2018).  Please note that all newly purchased hardware will be equipped with Windows 10, or macOS High Sierra (10.13).

  • If you are purchasing for your department, grant, research needs, etc. you may select from the models below — if you require pricing, or believe your needs differ from the provided options please query or place an order via the Help Desk.
  • If you are selecting a computer replacement, please refer to the materials you have been provided for more information related to your selection.  Please follow all instructions for correspondence related to your selection.

Standard Models

Windows Desktop:  Dell OptiPlex 7050 Micro

  • Intel 7th Gen 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 (1920×1080)
  • 3 year warranty

Windows Laptop: Dell Latitude 7490

  • Intel 8th Gen i5 Processor with Integrated HD Graphics
  • 14.0-inch Anti-glare LCD (1920×1080)
  • Integrated camera/mic
  • 16GB Memory
  • 256GB SSD Hard Drive
  • Wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) with Bluetooth
  • VGA Adapter
  • 4 year warranty with accidental damage protection
  • Approximately 3 lbs
  • Please request USB CD/DVD if required
  • Optional USB-C Dock w/ power cable +$130

Apple Desktop: Mac mini

  • Intel 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 (requires contribution)*

  • Space Gray
  • 13.3” Retina display
  • Intel 7th Gen i5 Processor with integrated graphics
  • 256GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • 16GB Memory (cannot be upgraded after purchase)
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • VGA, HDMI, Ethernet adapters
  • AppleCare+ Protection Plan (3 year)
  • Approximately 3 lbs
  • No Touch Bar/Touch ID
  • Please request USB CD/DVD if required

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

  • Space Gray
  • 15.4″ Retina display
  • Intel 7th Gen i7 Quad-core Processor
  • Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
  • 256 GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • 16GB Memory (cannot be upgraded after purchase)
  • 4 Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • VGA, HDMI, Ethernet adapters
  • AppleCare+ Protection Plan (3 year)
  • Approximately 4 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+ may be 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.

Filed under: General Assistance by Amy Pearlman

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