Computer Recommendations


Overview


Learn more about the recommended computer models available for ITS supported departments and all campus faculty and staff.  Here you can find product specifications as well as price estimates for these devices.

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To purchase these devices go through your department IT support.

NOTE: All prices do not include tax or any government fees (if applicable)

 

Computers


Windows

 Windows Laptop - Standard PerformanceWindows Desktop
Dell Precision - High End Performance (i.e. AutoCAD)
Model Dell Latitude 7450 - 14''  Dell OptiPlex 7020 SFF Precision 5690 - 16"
Approximate Price $1,525 $1,143 $2,591

Processor

Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 165U, vPRO (12MB cache, 12 cores, 14 threads, up to 4.9 GHz Max Turbo)

 Intel® Core™ i7 14700 vPro® (33 MB cache, 20 cores, 28 threads, up to 5.3 GHz Turbo)  Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 165H vPro® Enterprise (24 MB cache, 16 cores, 22 threads, up to 5.0 GHz, 45W) 
Operating System Windows 11 Windows 11 Windows 11
Memory 16GB (1x16GB) Not upgradeable after purchase (32GB config available) 16GB (1x16GB) Upgradeable after purchase 32GB (16GB x 2) Not upgradeable after purchase (64GB config available)
Hard Drive 512GB SSD (M.2 PCIe) Gen 4 512GB SSD (NVMe) Class 35 512GB SSD (NVMe) Gen 4 Class 40
Wireless Intel Dual-Band NA Intel Dual-Band
Internal Keyboard Internal Backlight 8X DVD+/-RW OPtical Disk Drive Internal Backlight
LCD

 14.0" FHD+ (1920x1200), IPS, AG No-Touch,ComfView+, SLP, 400 nits, FHD IR Cam, WWAN,  

 NA 16" FHD+ Non-touch, 1920 x 1200, 60Hz, 500 nits, IPS, 100% DCI-P3, Low Blue Light, IR Camera and Mic 
Video Card Intel® Graphics  AMD Radeon 6500 w/4GB  NVIDIA® RTX™ 1000 Ada 6GB

Support Services

 4 Years ProSupport Plus

 4 Year ProSupport 4 Years ProSupport Plus

Accidental Damage Coverage

 4 Years

 NA 4 Years
Extended Battery Service 3 Years

 NA

 3 Years

Keyboard/Mouse NA

Dell Wired KB522  (included in price)

Dell Wired Mouse MS3220  (included in price)

 NA

Mac Laptops

 MacBook Pro 14MacBook Pro 16
Model MacBook Pro 14'' M3 (2024) - Space BlackMacBook Pro 16'' M3 (2024) - Space Black
Approximate Price$2060 (includes AppleCare +)$2590 (includes AppleCare +)
Processor M3 Pro - 11 core CPU M3 Pro - 12 core CPU
Operating System macOSmacOS
Memory 18GB - Not upgradeable after purchase (36GB config available)18GB - Not upgradeable after purchase (36GB config available)
Hard Drive  512GB Flash Storage  512GB Flash Storage
Internal Keyboard  Internal Backlight Internal Backlight
LCD Retina XDR (3024x1964)Retina XDR (3456x2234)
Video Card14 core GPU18 core GPU
Support Services 3 Year Complete Apple Care+3 Year Complete Apple Care+
Accidental Damage Coverage 3 Years 3 Years

Tablets

  Microsoft Surface Pro
Model  MS Surface Pro 9 - 13'' 
Approximate Price $2,415 (bundled with keyboard cover and warranty)
Processor  Intel Core i7 
Operating System  Windows 10
Memory  16GB (8GB x 2)
Hard Drive  512GB SSD
Internal KeyboardType Cover Keyboard
LCD 2880 x 1920
Video Card  Intel Iris Xe
Support Services 4 Year Complete Care Warranty
Accidental Damage Coverage 4 Years

Monitors and Accessories

Dock

  Dell UD22 ($225) - Apple (Certified) and Latitude

  Dell WD19DCS ($227) - Precision Only

  Microsoft Surface Dock 2 ($203) - Surface Pro 7 or later

Monitor and Webcam

 Dell U2424H 24" Monitor ($259) Preferred recommendation

 Dell U2724DE 27" Monitor ($400)

 Dell U3425WE 34" Curved Monitor ($739) - includes RJ45/USB-C hub

 Logitech C930e ($103)

 Dell MDA20 Dual Arm Monitor Stand ($269)

Keyboard/Mouse/Pen

 Dell KM7321W wireless keyboard/mouse ($90) (ITS)

 Dell KM5221W wireless keyboard/mouse ($45)

 Dell KB522 wired keyboard ($23)

 Dell MS3220 wired mouse ($20)

 Apple Extended Keyboard ($149)

 Apple Mouse ($99) or Trackpad ($149)

 Microsoft Surface Pen ($75) - Surface Pro 6 or later

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at support@ucsd.edu, or submit a ticket at support.ucsd.edu.