PC / Laptop Standards

The use of standardized hardware and software provides a consistent support model, saving time and money. The information below offers recommendations on personal desktop computers and laptops for standardized personal computing configurations that will meet the needs of most of the faculty and staff at Claremont Graduate University. These recommendations are based on ease of purchase, deployment and support.

As new models emerge, these standards will be updated accordingly. Last updated for Fall 2011.

Choose a category:

  1. Desktop PC Recommendations
  2. Laptop PC Recommendations
  3. Links to purchase computers and software at a discount

Desktop PC Recommendations

Dell Optiplex 9010 Mini-Tower:

  • Energy efficient, feature-rich and powerful
  • Offered in three form factors: SFF, Desktop and MiniTower
  • Uses Intel Core CPUs (Core i5 and i7) and DDR3 memory

Base Model (Entry-Level Workstation - $1298.22 plus tax):

  • Desktop with i5 Processor 3.1GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 320GB SATA HD
  • 16x DVD+/- RW (burns DVDs and CDS)
  • 90% Efficient Power Supply
  • 20" Wide Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Mouse
  • Four-Year Complete Care Warranty

Typical Options:

Note: The following options are available at an extra cost.

  • Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor 860 with VT (2.80GHz, 8M) - $110.16
  • 8GB DDR3 Non-ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz (4 DIMM) - $141.75
  • Add second 256MB ATI RADEON HD 3450 (2 Graphics Cards for 4 DVI); Low Profile - $59.94
  • Dell E Series E2210H 21.5-Inch Wide Monitor;VGA/ DVI - $161.19
  • Dell E Series E2311H 23-Inch Wide Monitor; VGA/ DVI - $185.49
  • Dell Professional P2210 22-Inch HAS Wide Monitor; VGA/ DVI/ DP - $193.59
  • Dell 19 in 1 Media Card Reader (Internal USB) - $15.39

Performance Model (Performance or Scientific Workstation - $1460.94 w/o monitor):

  • Desktop with Core i7 Quad 3.4GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • 16X DVD+R
  • 90% Efficient Power Supply
  • 1GB ATI Radeon HD 6450 graphic Card
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Mouse
  • Four-Year Complete Care Warranty
    Typical Options: 24” Ultrasharp monitor $467.22

 

Apple iMac 21.5” ($1249):
  • iMac with Integrated Display
  • 2.5GHz Core i5CPU
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 1TB SATA HD

Option: Note: Options cost extra.

  • AppleCare Protection Plan ($169.00) This is required with all purchases at CGU.
  • You must ask for a numeric keypad on keyboard (not standard)

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Laptop PC Recommendations

Dell Latitude 14" (E6410 - $1298.22 plus tax):

  • 14.1” WXGA+ (1440x900)
  • 2.4GHz Intel i5 Processor CPU
  • 3GB DDR3
  • 160GB SATA HD
  • 8X DVD+R
  • BlueTooth
  • Four-Year Complete Care Warranty

Options: Note: Options cost extra.

  • Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise-Canceling Digital Array Mic - $24.90
  • Fingerprint Reader and Contactless Smartcard Reader - $24.07
  • Nine-cell (90Wh) Lithium Ion Battery - $63.99
  • E-Port Plus - Dock adds dual digital display and legacy port support - $161.19
  • E-Monitor Stand for CRT or large flat panel monitor - $63.99
  • Dell E Series E2210H 22-Inch Wide Monitor; VGA/ DVI - $165.17
  • Slim Nylon Case (Up to 14.1 Inches) - $24.07
  • Deluxe Nylon Backpack Carrying Case - $40.67

 

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Apple MacBook Air 13” ($1349)

  • 13” LED-Backlit Widescreen
  • 1.8Ghz i5 Intel Processor
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 256GB SSD HD
  • Note: The MBK Air does not come with an Ethernet port. It is a Wireless only laptop.

Options: Note: Options cost extra.

  • AppleCare Protection Plan ($183.00) This is required with all purchases at CGU.
  • Apple Mini DP to VGA Adapter ($29.00) to connect to a projector that uses a VGA connector
  • Apple Mini DP to HDMI Adapter ($34.95) to connect to a TV or any HDMI-compatible device

Apple MacBookPro Retina 13” ($1599)

  • 13” LED-Backlit Glossy Widescreen (1280x800)
  • 2.6 Ghz i5 Intel Processor
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 256GB Flash Storage

Options: Note: Options cost extra.

  • USB SuperDrive ($79.00) Needed to play optical media.
  • AppleCare Protection Plan ($183.00) This is required with all purchases at CGU.
  • Apple Mini DP to VGA Adapter ($29.00) to connect to a projector that uses a VGA connector
  • Apple Mini DP to HDMI Adapter ($34.95) to connect to a TV or any HDMI-compatible device

 

Apple iPad ($499)

  • 16GB
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Options: Note: Options cost extra.

  • AppleCare Protection Plan ($79.00) This is required with all purchases at CGU.
  • Apple VGA Adapter ($29.00) to connect to a projector that uses a VGA connector
  • Apple HDMI Adapter ($39.00) to connect to a TV or any HDMI-compatible device
  • Cover / Depends on several factors ($15-$100)

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