Computer Configurations

These recommendations are for University owned machines. Configurations change regularly, so check back before requesting a quote.

Please contact the ITS Help Desk to request price quotations for computers and printers. To provide a proper configuration, please provide a brief description of how the computer will be used citing apps, storage needs and computational requirements.

Generally, state negotiated pricing for computers and printers is more attractive than other consumer sites, like Best Buy, CDW, etc.

Our technicians are certified to repair Dell, HP, Nexlink and Macs. It is our recommendation that you purchase one of these brands to insure that ITS can support the computer after the sale.

Suggested PC Desktop:

Processor: Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB (8GB recommended)
Video Card: 256 MB
Monitor: 22" Monitor
Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger
Optical Drive: Optional
Network Card: 10/100 Wired Ethernet Card
Additional Storage: USB Flash Drive
Operating System: Windows® 7 64bit (Windows® 7 Professional required for University owned computers)
Warranty: 3-year onsite service and support
Software: Microsoft Office 2013

Suggested PC Notebook:

Processor: Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB (8GB recommended)
Video Card: 256 MB or larger
Monitor: 14" or 15" Display
Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger
Optical Drive: Optional
Additional Storage: USB Flash Drive
Operating System: Windows® 7 64bit (Windows® 7 Professional required for University owned computers)
Battery: Lithium-Ion
Network Card: 10/100 Wired Ethernet Card
Wireless: Wireless Ethernet (802.11n or better)
Warranty: 3-year onsite service and support
Software: Microsoft Office 2013

Suggested Mac Desktop:

Processor: Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Display: 20" Widescreen LCD
Hard Drive: 500 GB
CD-ROM Drive: SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) Drive
Additional Storage: USB Flash Drive
Operating System: MacOS X
Warranty: AppleCare Protection Plan. Does not cover accidental damage.
Software: Microsoft Office 2012

Suggested Mac Notebook:

Processor: Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Display: 13" Display
Hard Drive: 500 GB or larger
CD-ROM Drive: SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Wireless Networking: AirPort Extreme built-in
Additional Storage: USB Flash Drive
Operating System: MacOS X
Warranty: AppleCare Protection Plan. Does not cover accidental damage.
Software: Microsoft Office 2012

Last Updated: 8/13/14