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Standard Computer Purchasing

Computing Services provides all Ross staff and faculty with a pre-configured standard computer system necessary for their work. A "standard configuration" system will meet the needs of the staff or faculty member's daily computing requirements and has been identified by Computing Services staff as being the best option for the most efficient and timely service, should it be required.

This page will list the most current specifications for pre-configured standard computers as provided by Computing Services should a new one need to be ordered. Please contact the Ross Helpdesk with questions, more information, or to make a request.

Standard Computer Options

Computing Services will provide faculty and staff with one standard desktop computer that may or may not match the latest specifications listed below since Computing Services makes every effort to re-use hardware as much as possible. The computer provided to you will have a host of software pre-installed, such as the Microsoft Office Suite.

Those interested in a laptop instead may be able to choose from one of the options listed below. The laptop will also come pre-configured with the same software that would be found on the desktop computer. Since CS only provides employees with a desktop computer, the cost of any additional computer, such as a laptop, is up to the individual's department or organization, although there may be situations in which CS can allocate the cost of the standard desktop toward a standard laptop if no desktop is needed by the employee.

Please contact the Ross Helpdesk for the latest pricing information.

Windows Options

Standard Desktop Standard Travel Laptop Standard Laptop
6300 High Performance Small Form Factor
2570p 12" Notebook
6570b - 15" Notebook

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Intel Core i7 Dual-Core CPU (3.6 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4000

8GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM

500GB (7200 rpm) SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Disk Drive

NVIDIA NVS 300 (512MB) PCIe x16 Graphics Card (dual monitor capable)

USB Standard Keyboard and Mouse

SuperMulti CD/DVD Writer

HP 3-year Standard Warranty

Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.0 x 13.3 x 13.9 in.

Weight: Approximately 16.7 lbs.

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Intel Core i7 Dual-Core CPU (2.9 GHz)

720p Webcam

12.5" LED HD LCD Display

8GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM

500GB (7200 rpm) SATA Hard Disk Drive

6 Cell 55 WHr Long Life Battery with 3-year Warranty

DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DualLayer CD/DVD Drive

Modem v.92

Intel 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN

Bluetooth 4.0

Dual-point keyboard with TouchPad & PointStick

HP 3-year Standard Warranty

Dimensions (W x D x H): 12.02 x 8.23 x 1.08 in.

Weight: Approximately 3.6 lbs.

No Fingerprint Reader

No Mobile Broadband

ENERGY STAR qualified

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Intel Core i7 Dual-Core CPU (3 GHz)

720p Webcam

15.6" LED HD LCD Display

8GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM

500GB (7200 rpm) SATA Hard Disk Drive

6 Cell 55 WHr Long Life Battery with 3-year Warranty

DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DualLayer CD/DVD Drive

Modem v.92

Intel 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Bluetooth 4.0

Dual-point keyboard with TouchPad & PointStick

HP 3-year Standard Warranty

Dimensions (W x D x H): 14.72 x 9.86 x 1.35 in.

Weight: Approximately 5.8 lbs.

No Fingerprint Reader

No Mobile Broadband

ENERGY STAR qualified

 

Apple Options

Standard Travel Laptop Standard Laptop
MacBook Air 11"
MacBook Pro 15"

Mac OS X

Intel Core i5 Dual-Core CPU (1.3 GHz)

8GB 1600MHZ LPDDR3 SDRAM

256GB Flash Storage

Backlit Keyboard

Webcam

AppleCare 3 Year Protection Plan

 

Mac OS X

Intel Core i7 Quad-Core CPU (2.3 GHz)

NVIDIA GeForce GT Graphics (512GB DDR5)

8GB 1600MHZ DDR3 SDRAM

500GB (5400 rpm) SATA Hard Disk Drive

DVD+/-RW SuperDrive 8x CD/DVD Drive

Webcam

15 inch Glossy Widescreen Display

AppleCare 3 Year Protection Plan

 

Support

Computing Services recognizes a maximum of one (1) desktop and/or one (1) laptop as the primary system for a staff or faculty member. Any system in addition to this, such as a second or third laptop, will only be supported on a "best effort" basis. Please see the Ross Helpdesk's Service Level Agreement for more detailed information.

Upgrades

Computing Services maintains a general upgrade cycle. Oldest computers will be considered for an upgrade first, with the deciding factor being whether or not the computer still meets the demands of the current workload, the condition of existing hardware, the availability of sufficient stock, and the rate of technological change. Age alone is not the only criterion for upgrade, as there are computers in rotation today that are 5-6 years old and still able to meet required demand. CS will make every effort to reuse as much as possible, and as such an “upgrade” does not necessary imply brand-new hardware, but may involve the rotation of stock to be better suited for other uses. In addition, computer monitors are not included in a standard upgrade process unless they are inoperable.

CS receives a yearly budget that allows for the replacement or upgrade of 125-140 computers, including public and classroom terminals. With this budget in mind, a pre‐selected “stock” machine is chosen as the new, replacement desktop computer that year (as seen above) and may be ordered as needed. This budget allocation encompasses all computers in the school, and as such, in a year where classroom and public computers need to be replaced, less money would be left over for other computers, such as those used by faculty and staff.