What are the Dell Computer Purchasing Recommendations?

What is this article about?

The following are recommendations for purchasing new computers. For most applications these requirements will have a minimum effective life-cycle of five (5) years before needing replacement.

IT Recommendations come in two flavors; standard and technical. Standard workstations are perfect for most uses including Banner, Microsoft Office, web browsing, and email. Technical workstations are for power hungry applications like complex mathematical computations, extermly large AutoCAD renderings, or extensive video editing. In many cases a standard workstation equiped with additional RAM (16 GB+) may perform better than a technical workstation. Most employees need a standard workstation.

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Dell Recommendations

IT Services recommends Dell desktop and notebook computers. UAA utilizes the NASPO ValuePoint contract to purchase Dell workstations at a reduced cost.

Desktops

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  • Standard Dell Workstation - Dell Optiplex 7040, Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor, 16 GB of memory, 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 22" LED display, DVD±RW, Small Form Factor.
  • Standard Dell Workstation All-in-One - Dell Optiplex 7440 AIO, Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor, 16 GB of memory, 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 23" LED display, DVD±RW, Small Form Factor.
  • Technical Dell Workstation SFF - Dell Precision T3420 SFF, Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor, 16 GB of memory, 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 22" LED display, DVD±RW, Small Form Factor.
  • Technical Dell Workstation MT - Dell Precision T3620 MT, Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor, 16 GB of memory, 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 22" LED display, DVD±RW, Mini-tower.

Laptops

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  • Ultra Mobile Dell Laptop - Dell Latitude E6330, Intel Core i5-3320M, 4GB of memory, 320GB hard drive, 13.3" LCD display, DVD±RW, starting weight 3.4 lb.
  • Mobile Dell Laptop - Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5-3210M, 4GB of memory, 320GB hard drive, 15.6" LCD display, DVD±RW, starting weight 5.53 lb.
  • Desktop Replacement Dell Laptop - Dell Mobile Precision M6500, Intel Core i7-820QM, 4GB of memory, 250GB hard drive, 17.0" LCD display, DVD±RW, starting weight 8.4 lb.

Personal Purchases

UAA Students, Staff, and Faculty can purchase personal workstations by visiting their own UAA specific Dell e-commerce store. Systems purchased through this site will not have any UAA Licensed software preinstalled. Dell provides standard basic software (e.g. Operating System, device drivers, etc.) with each system. The individual purchasing the system is responsible for purchasing additional software.

Buy a New Personal Computer

  1. Individuals should have their UAA Wolf Card available for confirmation of eligibility.
  2. UAA's Dell Member ID is: BS32003903
  3. Buy Now!

Institutional Purchases

Purchases can be made through a UAA specific Dell e-commerce site. Orders totaling less than $5,000 (including shipping) can be made by UAA ProCard. Orders totaling more than $5,000 can be saved as an e-quote and submitted to Procurement for the creation of a Purchase Order. We have provided Dell with a UAA specific preinstalled software configuration for all Standard and Technical Workstations arriving on campus. The standard software configuration consists of: Windows 7 Enterprise, Office 2007 Professional, MS Visio, MS Project, and Symantec EndPoint Protection. These software images are available only on the Optiplex and Precision models.

Buy a new Work Computer

  1. First time buyers will need to Create a Profile
  2. Returning buyers Order Now!

Remember: CRT Computer Displays are Prohibited
The purchase of CRT computer displays is prohibited at UAA and grandfather exemptions for existing orders have expired. If you recently purchased a CRT display, delivery to the work site may be refused. Instead departments should be purchasing flat panel (LCD/LED) displays. For more information see: LCD-CRT Displays Prohibition (PDF document).

Is there any additional information I should know about?

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu, or visit the Services section to open a support ticket.

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