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We are currently deploying Dell Optiplex 390 &amp; Apple iMac desktop computers and Dell Latitude E6420 &amp; Apple MacBook Pro notebooks to all new hire and replacement cycle users.<br>
 
  
Additional approved/supported models on campus are:
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ITS recognizes that different users have different needs and preferences in computer platforms and therefore offers both macOS and Microsoft Windows (Dell) computer options to faculty and staff. Note that certain College software systems require running Windows. Built-in optical (CD/DVD) drives are only available in larger sized special-order Dell desktops. All standard models require an optional external optical drive. “Docking stations” are not available for MacBooks. Please keep these things in mind when making your hardware choices.
  
Optiplex 745, 755, 760, 780, &amp;&nbsp;Latitude d630, e6400, e6410
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Details about the differences between using Dells vs. Mac computers here at Middlebury College can be found [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/LIS/Mac_vs_PC at this wiki page].<br/> <br/> '''For best support with the college network, wireless, applications and printing, ITS recommends users choose the Dell option.''' For best performance, a desktop should be selected unless portability is specifically required. Macintosh computers have a significant price premium and should only be considered if specific macOS-only software is required. Adobe software now functions identically on Windows and Mac platforms and there are no issues exchanging files. Demanding software like Photoshop and Premiere benefit considerably from the faster performance offered in the Dell configurations. If software is required that only runs on Windows, then a Dell computer will be provided.
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'''NOTE: All Optiplex GX 240, 260, 280 and 620 desktops as well as Latitude D600 and D610, D620, and D630 laptops are being retired from service.&nbsp;'''
 
  
== <br>Specifications for Desktops  ==
 
  
=== Standard Dell Desktop Specifications  ===
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=== Detailed Specs for ITS Standard Models ===
  
==== Dell Optiplex 390 ====
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{| width="340" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
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{| class="wikitable"
 
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|-
! width="120" align="left" | Operating System
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! &nbsp;
| 32-bit Windows 7
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! '''[http://i.dell.com/sites/imagecontent/products/PublishingImages/optiplex-7040-micro-desktop/desktop-optiplex-7040-micro-mag-pol-pdp-module-8.jpg Dell Optiplex 7070 Micro]'''
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! '''Dell Latitude 5300*'''
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! '''Apple MacBook Pro'''
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! '''Apple iMac'''
 
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! width="120" align="left" | Processor
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| '''Category'''
| 2.5 GHz Intel Core i3
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| Win micro desktop
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| Win std laptop
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| Mac std laptop
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| Mac desktop
 
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|-
! width="120" align="left" | RAM
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| '''Screen'''
| 4 GB
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| External
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| 13” touchscreen
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| 13”
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| 21.5”
 
|-
 
|-
! width="120" align="left" | Storage
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| '''OS'''
| 250 GB
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| Win 10 Ent
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| Win 10 Ent
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| macOS
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| macOS
 
|-
 
|-
! width="120" align="left" | Video Hardware
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| '''CPU'''
| Intel HD&nbsp;Graphics 2000
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| 8-core<br/> 3.0GHz i7
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| Quad-core<br/> 1.9GHz i7
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| quad-core<br/> 1.4GHz i5
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| Quad-core<br/> 3.6GHz i3
 
|-
 
|-
! width="120" align="left" | Optical Drive
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| '''RAM'''
| 8x DVD+/- RW
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| 8GB
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| 8GB
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| 8GB
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| 8GB
 
|-
 
|-
! width="120" align="left" | Bluetooth
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| '''Hard drive'''
| None
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| 256GB SSD
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| 256GB SSD
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| 256GB SSD
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| 256GB SSD
 
|-
 
|-
! width="120" align="left" | Wireless
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| '''Optical drive'''
| None
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| Opt/external
|}
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| Opt/external
 
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| Opt/external
=== Standard Apple Desktop Specifications <br>  ===
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| Opt/external
 
 
==== Apple 21.5" iMac ====
 
 
 
{| width="340" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Operating System
 
| Mac OS&nbsp;10.6.8, Snow Leopard
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Processor
 
| 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
 
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! width="120" align="left" | RAM
 
| 4 GB
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Storage
 
| 500 GB
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Video Hardware
 
| 512MB AMD&nbsp;Radeon HD&nbsp;6750M
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Optical Drive
 
| Super Drive<br>
 
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! width="120" align="left" | Bluetooth
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Wireless
 
| 802.11 b/g/n
 
|}
 
 
 
== Specifications for Notebooks<br>  ==
 
 
 
=== Standard Dell Notebook Specifications <br>  ===
 
 
 
==== Dell Latitutde e6420 ====
 
 
 
{| width="340" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Operating System
 
| 32-bit Windows 7
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Processor
 
| 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | RAM
 
| 4 GB
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Storage
 
| 320 GB
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Video Hardware
 
| Intel HD&nbsp;Graphics 3000
 
 
|-
 
|-
! width="120" align="left" | Optical Drive
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| '''Weight'''
| 8x DVD&nbsp;+/- RW<br>
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| 2.5 lbs
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| 2.75 lbs
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| 3.03 lbs
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| 12.5 lbs
 
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|-
! width="120" align="left" | Bluetooth
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| '''Ports'''
| No
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| 5x USB, USB-C, DisplayPort, HDMI, network
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| 2x USB, USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, Network, MicroSD Card
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| 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3
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| 4x USB, 2x USB-C/TB3, Network, SD Card
 
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|-
! width="120" align="left" | Wireless
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| '''Cost'''
| 802.11 b/g/n
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| $871
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| $1,421
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| $1,598
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| $1,548
 
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<small>''Please note that the new Dell laptops no longer work with the old style docking station(E-Port) and require the purchase of a new USB-C "port replicator" ($140) if docking is necessary.''</small><br/> &nbsp;
  
=== Standard Apple Notebook Specifications <br>  ===
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=== Software (Applications) You Can Expect to Find ===
 
 
==== Apple 15" MacBook Pro ====
 
  
{| width="340" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
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Computers purchased and maintained by ITS are set up with the [[Standard_Software|standard college software bundle]] which includes Microsoft Office, Mozilla Firefox, VPN, and antivirus. Employees are able to install additional software themselves if needed. Many of the popular licensed software used at the college (such as Adobe applications) are now available for self-install via [[Self_Service_Installations|Self Service Installations]]. More info is at: [http://go.middlebury.edu/selfservice/ http://go.middlebury.edu/selfservice/]
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! width="120" align="left" | Operating System
 
| Mac OS&nbsp;10.6.8, Snow Leopard
 
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! width="120" align="left" | Processor
 
| 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
 
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! width="120" align="left" | RAM
 
| &nbsp;8 GB
 
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! width="120" align="left" | Storage
 
| 500 GB
 
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! width="120" align="left" | Video Hardware
 
| 512MB AMD&nbsp;Radeon HD&nbsp;6750M
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Optical Drive
 
| Super Drive<br>
 
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! width="120" align="left" | Bluetooth
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
! width="120" align="left" | Wireless
 
| 802.11 b/g/n
 
|}
 
  
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
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[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]] [[Category:Computer Model]] [[Category:Desktop]] [[Category:Notebook]] [[Category:Laptops]] [[Category:Dell]] [[Category:Apple]] [[Category:Hardware]] [[Category:Distribution]] [[Category:Public Search]]
[[Category:Computer Model]]
 
[[Category:Desktop]]
 
[[Category:Notebook]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:15, 16 September 2019

ITS recognizes that different users have different needs and preferences in computer platforms and therefore offers both macOS and Microsoft Windows (Dell) computer options to faculty and staff. Note that certain College software systems require running Windows. Built-in optical (CD/DVD) drives are only available in larger sized special-order Dell desktops. All standard models require an optional external optical drive. “Docking stations” are not available for MacBooks. Please keep these things in mind when making your hardware choices.

Details about the differences between using Dells vs. Mac computers here at Middlebury College can be found at this wiki page.

For best support with the college network, wireless, applications and printing, ITS recommends users choose the Dell option. For best performance, a desktop should be selected unless portability is specifically required. Macintosh computers have a significant price premium and should only be considered if specific macOS-only software is required. Adobe software now functions identically on Windows and Mac platforms and there are no issues exchanging files. Demanding software like Photoshop and Premiere benefit considerably from the faster performance offered in the Dell configurations. If software is required that only runs on Windows, then a Dell computer will be provided.

Cpucompare.png

 


Detailed Specs for ITS Standard Models

 

  Dell Optiplex 7070 Micro Dell Latitude 5300* Apple MacBook Pro Apple iMac
Category Win micro desktop Win std laptop Mac std laptop Mac desktop
Screen External 13” touchscreen 13” 21.5”
OS Win 10 Ent Win 10 Ent macOS macOS
CPU 8-core
3.0GHz i7
Quad-core
1.9GHz i7
quad-core
1.4GHz i5
Quad-core
3.6GHz i3
RAM 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Hard drive 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 256GB SSD
Optical drive Opt/external Opt/external Opt/external Opt/external
Weight 2.5 lbs 2.75 lbs 3.03 lbs 12.5 lbs
Ports 5x USB, USB-C, DisplayPort, HDMI, network 2x USB, USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, Network, MicroSD Card 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 4x USB, 2x USB-C/TB3, Network, SD Card
Cost $871 $1,421 $1,598 $1,548

* Please note that the new Dell laptops no longer work with the old style docking station(E-Port) and require the purchase of a new USB-C "port replicator" ($140) if docking is necessary.
 

Software (Applications) You Can Expect to Find

Computers purchased and maintained by ITS are set up with the standard college software bundle which includes Microsoft Office, Mozilla Firefox, VPN, and antivirus. Employees are able to install additional software themselves if needed. Many of the popular licensed software used at the college (such as Adobe applications) are now available for self-install via Self Service Installations. More info is at: http://go.middlebury.edu/selfservice/

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