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You will find a list of recommended desktops, laptops, and peripherals for staff computer purchases on this page. The computers listed here are fully supported by the Office of Technology Services (OTS). The estimated cost shown for each item is preferred pricing negotiated by UB with Dell and Apple. If a staff person has a unique computing need, please contact the Call Center for assistance.

Dell orders are handled by the school's business manager via PeopleSoft. Visit Procurement's Job Aids page for instructions. Apple computers are ordered through the OTS Call Center

Do you need help choosing the best computer for you? Visit Should I Get a Laptop or Desktop? and Should I Go With Mac or Windows?

We've listed choices for general use and intensive use. General use computers are ideal for everyday applications, including Microsoft Office and browsing the web.

 

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Desktops

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Monitors &
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Desktops

The Dell OptiPlex is the recommended model for staff who need a computer in their office only. The OptiPlex model is a business-class computer known for its reliability. Dell's proven track record is a key reason why OTS recommends and prefers their computers over any other brand. Some staff may require or prefer an Apple computer

The computers below come with the following:

  • 8X RW DVD drive
  • Dell Quiet Keyboard and mouse
  • Internal speakers
  • 3 year Pro support

If ordering a computer for a new employee, click here if you also need a monitor.

Dell quotes updated 6/22/17

 Windows Computers

Small Form Desktop

Mini Tower

 
Dell 9020 Small Form Desktop model
A small size unit that can be placed vertically or horizontally on a desk or ground. 
Optiplex 9020 Mini Tower
This unit is a preferred configuration if added internal storage is anticipated or desk space is at a premium and you want this on the floor. 

General Use


Optiplex 5050 SF (Est. $850)
CPU: i5-6500
RAM: 4 GB
HD: 256 GB SSD*
Media: 8X DVD +/- RW
Graphics: Intel® Integrated Graphics

eQuote:1027099811467


No recommendation available.


Intensive Use


 No recommendation available.


OptiPlex 7050 MT (Est. $1100)
CPU: i7-6700
RAM: 16 GB
HD: 256 GB SSD
Media: 8X DVD +/- RW
Graphics: Intel® Integrated Graphics 

eQuote:1028265418483 

*SSD (Solid State Drive) speeds up overall performance compared to a hard disk (HD). 


Apple

iMac 27
iMac 21

iMac (27-inch with 5K Display)
Desktop for best in-office experience.
Amazing 5K resolution screen, no need for a second monitor!

Base with SSD: ($1789)
CPU: 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
RAM: 8GB DDR4
HD: 256GB SSD
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 570 (4GB)

Upgrade RAM to 16GB (Add $180)
Upgrade SSD to 512GB (Add $180)

Well-Equipped with SSD: ($2349)
CPU: 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
RAM: 16GB DDR4
HD: 512GB SSD
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 575 (4GB)

Upgrade Processor to 4.2GHz i7 (Add $200)
Upgrade SSD to 1TB (Add $360)

High-End with SSD: ($3359)
CPU: 4.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
RAM: 32GB
HD: 1TB SSD
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 580 (8GB)

Upgrade RAM to 64GB (Add $720)
Upgrade SSD to 2TB (Add $720)

Warranty:
AppleCare Protection Plan (3-year) (Add $119)

Accessories:
Apple Magic Mouse 2 (Included)
-Swap for Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (Add $50)
Apple Magic Keyboard (Included)
-Swap for Keyboard with numeric keypad (Add $30)
Apple USB SuperDrive (DVD\CD burner) (Add $79)

iMac (21.5-inch with 4K Display)
Desktop for best Multi-user\Lab experience.

Contact OTS for recommended options

Retina MacBook  

MacBook (12-inch with Retina Display)
Ultra light-weight

Recommended Configuration: ($1549)
CPU: 1.3GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5
RAM: 8GB DDR3
HD: 512GB SSD
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615

Upgrade Processor to 1.4GHz i7 (Add $135)
Upgrade RAM to 16GB (Add $180)

Accessories:
USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (HDMI): $79
Wireless Mouse: $79
Extra 29W Adapter: $49
Extra USB-C Charge Cable: $29

 MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro (15-inch or 13-inch)
Power user

Contact OTS for recommended options

 

MacBook Air

MacBook Air (13-inch)
Balance of portability and power

Recommended Configuration: ($1359)
CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7
RAM: 8GB DDR3
HD: 512GB SSD
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000

Warranty:

AppleCare Protection Plan (3-year) (Add $183)

Accessories :
Wireless Mouse: $79
Extra Power Adapter: $79
Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adapter: $29
Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter: $29
Mini-DisplayPort to VGA Adapter: $29

 


Laptops & Tablets

The Dell Latitude is the recommended system for users who need a mobile computing solution. Two models have been selected to provide a budget-friendly option and a lighter weight, power selection.

The laptops below come with the following:

  • 3 year Pro Support
  • Power adapter

A desktop-like experience for the office is available by ordering a docking station and monitor. These items are not included in the laptop quotes directly below. 

The Microsoft Surface Pro is our recommended tablet. It has the portability of a lightweight laptop and the processing power of a desktop computer. Two sets of recommended specifications are listed and all purchases should include a keyboard and cover, and a docking station.

UB does not have a purchase agreement with a specific vendor for the Surface Pro. If you are ready to purchase, contact Procurement. If you need technical assistance with selecting the best Surface Pro for your needs, please contact the OTS Call Center.

Dell quotes updated 6/22/17

 

Budget Focus

Mobility Focus


General Use 
 
5000

 

Latitude E3580 (est $850)

CPU: i3-6006U
RAM: 4GB
HD: 256GB SSD
Screen: 15.0" HD Anti-Glare with LED backlit
AV: webcam/mic
Weight: 4.2 lbs
Warranty: 3 Year ProSupport
Compatible with Latitude Dock

eQuote: 1024288731267  


 

Latitude E7470 (est. $1300) 

CPU: i5-6300u Processor
RAM: 4GB
HD: 256GB SSD
Screen: 14" HD Anti-Glare with LED backlit
AV: webcam/mic
Weight: 3.4 lb
Warranty: 3 Year ProSupport
Compatible with Latitude Dock

eQuote: 1027077999201 

 


Intensive Use
 
7000


 No recommended model.


Latitude E7480
($1650)
CPU: i7-7600U Processor
RAM: 16GB
HD: 256GB SSD
Screen: 14" HD Anti-Glare with LED
AV: Camera and Microphone
Weight: 3.4 lb
Warranty: 3 Year ProSupport
Compatible with Latitude Dock

eQuote:1027099923882 


Tablet
Microsfot Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro

CPU: i5
RAM: 8GB
HD: 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Pro

CPU: i7
RAM: 16GB
HD: 512GB SSD


Accessories

Docking Stations

E-Port Replicator dock for charging, digital video, and USB/eSATA port support
est. $120

Ideal for general use for connecting a laptop to a monitor, keyboard, the network, and for powering/charging the laptop


E-Port Plus with dual display support
est. $155
Provides same features as the other dock option and adds dual display support and legacy port support.

 

 

 

 

Peripherals

Dell External USB Slim DVD +/- RW Optical Drive (The laptops recommended here do not have a built-in DVD or CD drive.)
est. $45


 


Monitors  

Size

Estimated Price

eQuote

20” Widescreen Flat Screen Monitor  $130 703015795
22” Widescreen Flat Screen Monitor  $157 703015827
23” Widescreen Flat Screen Monitor  $169 703015877
24” Widescreen Flat Screen monitor w/ LED   $195 703015921
27" Widescreen Flat Screen Monitor $235 705310826
Last Published 6/23/17