Computer Recommendations



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)

Due to global supply shortages and extended delivery delays, many items have longer than normal lead times.  Plan for ETA of 2-3 months for many items.  This can fluctuate daily and is outside of our control.



 Windows Laptop - Standard PerformanceWindows Desktop
Dell Precision - High End Performance (i.e. AutoCAD)
Model Dell Latitude 7440 - 14''  Dell OptiPlex 7010 SFF Precision 5680
Approximate Price $1,515 $1,117 $2,450


13th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1365U - 10 Core, 12M cache, 5.2GHz

 13th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-13700  - 8+8-Core, 30MB Cache Intel Core i7
-13800H 14 Core, 24MB Cache, 5.2GHz
Operating System Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 16GB (1x16GB) Not upgradeable after purchase (32GB config available) 16GB (1x16GB) 32GB (16GB x 2) Not upgradeable after purchase (64GB config available)
Hard Drive 512GB SSD (M.2 PCIe) Class 35 512GB SSD (NVMe) Class 35 512GB SSD (NVMe) Class 40
Wireless Intel Dual-Band NA Intel Dual-Band
Internal Keyboard Internal Backlight 8X DVD+/-RW OPtical Disk Drive Internal Backlight

 14'' FHD+ (1920x1080) Anti-Glare, Non-Touch, Cam/Mic, WLAN

 NA 16" UltraSharp FHD+ 1920x1200
Video Card Intel® Iris® XE Graphics  AMD Radeon™ 6300 2GB  NVIDIA RTX A1000 w/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


 3 Years

Keyboard/Mouse NA

Dell Wired KB522  (included in price)

Dell Wired Mouse MS3220  (included in price)


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


  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


  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 U3423WE 34" Curved Monitor ($660) - includes RJ45/USB-C hub

 Logitech C930e ($103)

 Dell MDA20 Dual Arm Monitor Stand ($269)


 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, or submit a ticket at