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Recommended Computer Hardware

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends standard builds for PSU computers. Maintaining standard builds allows OIT to service PSU computers efficiently and ensure their full compatibility with PSU systems, in addition to providing you with the best price based on volume pricing.

OIT regularly evaluates these standard configurations to ensure that PSU computers continue to meet standards of pricing, robustness, and compatibility. OIT also recommends and strives to purchase only computer hardware that meets standards for ENERGY STAR® and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold qualifications. All the hardware listed below is both EPEAT Gold and ENERGY STAR® qualified.

The recommended desktops, laptops, and monitors listed below are all available for purchase or replacement from OIT. If you'd like to purchase hardware or request a special quote, please fill out the Hardware Purchase Request Form. For more detailed information about buying new PSU hardware or replacing current hardware, please visit the PSU Computer Hardware Programs page.

Desktops

  • Dell Optiplex 7010
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel Core i5-3470 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 8GB DDR3
    • Hard Drive: 250GB SATA
    • Video Card: Integrated Video (2 DP & 1 VGA)
    • Optical Drive: 16X DVD Read-Write
    • Ports: (6) USB 2.0 + (4) USB 3.0 + (2) Display Ports + VGA + (2) Serial Ports
    • Peripherals: Keyboard + Laser Mouse
  • Apple Mac Mini
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5Ghz
    • Memory: 8GB DDR3
    • Hard Drive: 500GB SATA
    • Video Card: Intel Integrated Graphics (HDMI & Thunderbolt/DP)
    • Ports: Firewire 800 + SD Card Reader

Laptops

Ultralight Models

  • Dell Latitude E7240
    • Processor: i5-4300U 1.9Ghz (Hasswell)
    • Memory: 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3L
    • Hard Drive: 128GB Solid-State Drive
    • Optical Drive: None
    • Ports: HDMI + Mini Display + USB 3.0 (3) + Ethernet
    • Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
    • Display: 12.5" LED-backlit AntiGlare widescreen (1366 x 768)
    • Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit keyboard
    • Dockable: Yes (Works with older docks)
    • Weight: 2.99 lbs
  • Lenovo Carbon X1
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.8Ghz
    • Memory: 8GB DDR3
    • Hard Drive: 180GB Solid-State Drive
    • Ports: Mini DP Out + USB 3.0 (1) + USB 2.0 (1) + SD Card Reader
    • Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
    • Display: 14" LED-backlit widescreen (1600x900)
    • Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit keyboard
    • Dockable: No
    • Weight: 3 lbs
  • Apple MacBook Air
    • Processor: i5 1.3Ghz (Hasswell)
    • Memory: 8GB 1600Mhz LPDDR3
    • Hard Drive: 128GB Solid-State Drive
    • Ports: Thunderbolt + USB 3.0 (2) + SDXC Card Reader
    • Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
    • Display: 13.3" LED-backlit glossy widescreen (1440x900)
    • Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit keyboard
    • Dockable: Yes
    • Weight: 2.96 lbs

Standard Models

  • Dell Latitude E5440
    • Processor: i5-4300U 1.9Ghz (Hasswell)
    • Memory: 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3L
    • Hard Drive: 320GB 7200rpm SATA
    • Optical Drive: None
    • Ports: HDMI + USB 3.0 (2) + USB 2.0 (1) + VGA + Ethernet + SD Card Reader
    • Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
    • Display: 14" LED-backlit AntiGlare widescreen (1366 x 768)
    • Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit keyboard
    • Dockable: Yes (Works with older docks)
    • Weight: 4.5 lbs
  • Dell Latitude E7440
    • Processor: i5-4300U 1.9Ghz (Hasswell)
    • Memory: 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3L
    • Hard Drive: 128GB Solid-State Drive
    • Optical: None
    • Ports: HDMI + Mini Display + USB 3.0 (3) + Ethernet
    • Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
    • Display: 14" LED-backlit widescreen (1366x768)
    • Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit keyboard
    • Dockable: Yes (Works with older docks)
    • Weight: 3.6 lbs
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T440s
    • Processor: i5-4300U 1.9Ghz (Hasswell)
    • Memory: 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L
    • Hard Drive: 128GB Solid-State Drive
    • Optical Drive: Optional (standard without)
    • Ports: Mini Display + USB 3.0 (3) + VGA + Ethernet
    • Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
    • Expansion: Extra 3-cell Battery Slot
    • Display: 14" LED-backlit AntiGlare widescreen (1600x900)
    • Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit keyboard
    • Dockable: Yes (Not compatible with older docks)
    • Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Apple MacBook Pro Retina
    • Processor: i5 2.4Ghz (Hasswell)
    • Memory: 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3L
    • Hard Drive: 128GB Solid-State Drive
    • Optical Drive: DVD Read-Write
    • Ports: Thunderbolt + Firewire 800 + USB 3.0 (2) + SD Card Reader
    • Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
    • Display: 13.3" LED-backlit glossy widescreen (2560x1600)
    • Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit keyboard
    • Dockable: Yes
    • Weight: 3.46 lbs

Monitors

  • Dell 22" LCD Monitor
    • Type: Professional Series P2214H
    • Stand: Adjustable Stand
    • Outputs: VGA, DVI, DP
    • Max Resolution: 1680x1050
  • Dell 24" LCD Monitor
    • Type: UltraSharp U2412M
    • Stand: Adjustable Stand
    • Outputs: VGA, DVI, DP, HDMI
    • Max Resolution: 1920x1200
    • Requires departmental purchase
  • Dell 27" LCD Monitor
    • Type: UltraSharp U2713HM
    • Stand: Adjustable Stand
    • Outputs: VGA, DVI, DP, HDMI
    • Max Resolution: 2560x1440
    • Requires departmental purchase
  • Apple Thunderbolt Display
    • Type: 27" Thunderbolt Display
    • Stand: Tiltable
    • Outputs: Built-in Thunderbolt and Magsafe cables (for docking), USB 2.0 (3), Firewire 800, Ethernet, Thunderbolt, Kensington Security Slot
    • Max Resolution: 2560x1440
    • Requires departmental purchase

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