Appendix A – Standard Configurations for New Purchases from ITS Budget

Appendix A – Standard Configurations for New Purchases from ITS Budget

This appendix lists standard configurations for purchases done through the ITS budget.  For purchases made with PDF or Research funds, please refer to appendix C which contains additional possibilities to accommodate faculty members with exceptional requirements.  The content of this appendix is subject to change on a regular basis.

Desktop Personal Computer Standard Configurations

Campus Standard

  • Hardware: Dell Optiplex 3020 Small Form Factor
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Monitor: 21-24″ widescreen deployed by availability and workstation role
  • Level of Support: Full Support

Faculty of the Drama, Music and Fine Arts Departments

The following configuration is also available as a standard for faculty from these departments if they can demonstrate the need of a particular software only available on Apple computers.

  • Hardware: Apple Mac Mini or 21.5″ iMac
  • Operating System: Mac OS
  • Level of Support: Limited

Faculty of the Computer Science Department

Since the field of Computer Science includes software development targeted to the Apple platform as well as Windows and Linux, the following configuration is also available for faculty from this department if they require it for teaching.

  • Hardware: Apple Mac Mini or 21.5″ iMac
  • Operating System: Dual Boot (Windows 7 Pro and Mac OS)
  • Level of Support: Full support on Windows side; Limited Support on Mac OS side

Any other ITS-funded desktop configuration is either “Barely Supported” or “Not Supported” by ITS.

Laptop Personal Computer Standard Configurations

Campus Standard

  • Hardware: Dell Latitude E5550 15.6″, provided with a carrying case
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Level of Support: Full Support

Tablet Personal Computer Standard Configurations

Standard

  • Hardware: Apple iPad with 9.7″ Screen
  • Operating System: Apple iOS
  • Level of Support: Limited Support