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For both the Apple Macintosh and Dell (Windows) platforms, ITS offers three standard models that address the most common usage needs.
 
  
=== Current Models ===
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* Best for power users. Most-powerful CPUs available
 
* Separate monitor means lots of display options and flexibility
 
* Most-easily repaired and expanded
 
'''Cons:'''
 
* Lack of portability
 
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| '''Standard Laptop''' || '''Pros:'''
 
* Portability without sacrificing excessive performance and screen size
 
* Good battery life
 
'''Cons:'''
 
* Heavier laptop might not be suitable for all travelers
 
* Much-smaller screen than desktop
 
* Performance significantly less than desktop, may be noticeable by power users
 
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| '''Lightweight Laptop''' || '''Pros:'''
 
* Maximum portability and ease of carrying
 
'''Cons:'''
 
* Least-powerful option
 
* Smaller size mandates smaller battery, so less runtime while on battery than standard laptop model
 
* Smaller size mandates smaller screen than standard laptop model, might not be suitable for all users
 
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ITS recognizes that different users have different needs and preferences in computer platforms and therefore offers both OS X (Apple Macintosh) and Microsoft Windows (Dell) computer options to faculty and staff. Note that certain College software systems require running Windows. Built-in optical drives are only available in the standard Dell desktop, all others require an optional external optical drive. Also, “docking stations” are not available for MacBooks. Please keep these things in-mind when making your hardware choices.
 
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For best support with the college network, 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 higher price tag and should only be considered if specific software is required.  If Windows software is required, then a Windows computer will be provided.
 
 
 
=== Detailed Specs for ITS Standard Models ===
 
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!  !! '''Dell Optiplex 7040 Micro''' !! '''Dell Latitude E5470''' !! '''Dell Latitude E7270''' !! '''Apple iMac''' !! '''Apple MacBook Pro''' !! '''Apple MacBook Air'''
 
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| '''Category''' || Win micro desktop || Win std laptop || Win light laptop || Mac desktop || Mac std laptop || Mac light laptop
 
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| '''Screen''' || External || 14” || 12.5” || 27” || 13” || 13”
 
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| '''OS''' || Win 7 Pro || Win 7 Pro || Win 7 Pro || OS X 10.11 || OS X 10.11 || OS X 10.11
 
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| '''CPU''' || Quad-core 2.8GHz i7|| Quad-core 2.7GHz i7|| Dual-core 2.6GHz i7 || Quad-core 3.2GHz i5  || Dual-core 2.7GHz i7|| Dual-core 2.2GHz i7
 
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| '''RAM''' || 8GB || 8GB || 8GB || 8GB || 8GB || 8GB
 
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| '''Hard drive''' || 256GB SSD || 256GB SSD || 256GB SSD || 1TB fusion || 256GB SSD || 256GB SSD
 
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| '''Optical drive''' || Opt/External || Opt/external || Opt/external || Opt/external || Opt/external || Opt/external
 
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| '''Weight''' || 2.5 lbs || 3.9 lbs || 3 lbs || NA|| 3.6 lbs|| 3 lbs
 
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| '''Ports''' || 6x USB, DisplayPort, HDMI, network || 3x USB, VGA, HDMI, network || 3x USB, HDMI, Mini Displayport, Network || 4x USB, 2x ThunderBolt, Network || 2x USB, HDMI, 2x ThunderBolt || 2x USB, 1x ThunderBolt
 
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|'''Cost''' || $860 || $1,350 || $1,440 || $1,910 || $1,640 || $1,510
 
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=== Software (Applications) You Can Expect to Find ===
 
 
 
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[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Computer Model]]
 
[[Category:Desktop]]
 
[[Category:Notebook]]
 
[[Category:Laptops]]
 
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[[Category:Apple]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
[[Category:Distribution]]
 
[[Category:Public Search]]
 

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