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Eastern Illinois University has recently updated IGP #103 regarding purchasing computers, servers, and software. Regarding general-use computers, it states:

Information Technology Services (ITS) will establish, publish, and maintain the standards for university-purchased computers, and all general-use computer purchases must conform to these standards.

Information Technology Services encourages adopting a Total Cost of Ownership model for purchasing new computers. From the University perspective, several costs are incurred with the purchase of a new computer as it moves from the manufacturer to your desk. The total cost of ownership takes into consideration costs such as the hardware, support and setup, warranty service, volume discounts, procurement overhead and purchase time, longevity of the hardware, and central management.

By standardizing on select models of desktops and notebooks, Eastern Illinois University will be able to reduce these costs, the time it takes to deliver the computer through setup to you, and our ability to support the device through its years of service. If you need to purchase a computer outside of our recommended models, you may seek approval from the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services or their designee.

This page provides information on the approved configurations for purchasing desktops, notebooks, and tablets. Below, you will find the standardized models that are recommended. These recommendations will be kept up to date by a representative committee from around campus. To purchase a computer, follow your departmental purchasing procedure to select an approved model and quantity.
Example: D2, Quantity 3.

Dell Monitors

 EIU Customer Number:  119080331

M1

$168.34

Dell 22" Monitor P2213

Resolution: 1680x1050     Inputs: VGA/DVI/DP

Features Height-adjustable stand     Warranty 4 years

M2

$214.49

Dell 24" Monitor P2414H

Resolution: 1920x1080     Inputs: VGA/DVI/DP

Features Height-adjustable stand     Warranty 3 years

M3

$341.99

Dell 23" Multi-touch monitor P2314T

Resolution: 1920x1080     Inputs: VGA/HDMI/DP

Features: Touch-capable (10-point touch)     Warranty 3 years

Reclining, ergonomic stand

 

Dell Computer Recommendations - Price includes 3 year warranty

  EIU Customer Number:  119080331

D1

$833.10

EIU Standard Windows Small Form Factor

Dell Sales-created Quote:  688829603

 

OptiPlex 7020 Small Form Factor Base 90 Percent Efficient PSU

Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor (Quad Core, 8MB, 3.6GHz)

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

Keyboard: Dell Multimedia Keyboard

Video Card: AMD Radeon R5 240, 1GB, Half Height, (DP and DVI-I)

Hard Drive: 500GB 7,200 RPM 3.5" SATA

Mouse: Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse

Removable Media: 8X DVD+/-RW

  EIU Customer Number:  119080331

D2

$859.66

EIU Standard Windows Mini-Tower

Dell Sales-created Quote:  688829642

 

OptiPlex 7020 Desktop Base 90 Percent Efficient PSU

Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor (Quad Core, 8MB, 3.6GHz)

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

Keyboard: Dell Multimedia Keyboard

Video Card: AMD Radeon R5 240, 1GB, Full Height (DP and DVI-I)

Hard Drive: 500GB 7,200 RPM 3.5" SATA

Mouse: Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse

Removable Media: 16X DVD+/-RW

  EIU Customer Number:  119080331

D3

$1310.29

EIU Standard All-in-One Computer

Dell Sales-created Quote:  674095654

 

OptiPlex 9020 All-In-One

Operating System: Windows® 7 or Windows 8.1

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 Processor (3.1GHz, 8M)

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3,Non-ECC

Keyboard: Dell Multimedia Keyboard

Monitor: 23" Touch-capable WLED with camera

Video Card: AMD Radeon Graphics

Hard Drive: 500GB 3.5" 7,200 RPM SATA

Mouse: Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse

Removable Media: 8X Slimline DVD+/-RW

Warranty: 3 year hardware service

  EIU Customer Number:  119080331

D4

$1096.73

EIU Standard Windows Laptop with Touchscreen

Dell Sales-created Quote:  674086583

 

Latitude 5540

Operating System: Windows® 7 or Windows 8.1

Processors: Intel® Core™ i5-4300U Processor (1.9GHz, 3M cache)

Display: 15.6" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit Touch display

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L

Keyboard: Internal English Single Pointing Keyboard

Expansion Slot: Intel HD Graphics 4400

Primary Storage: 320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive

TouchPad: Integrated touchpad

Optical Device: 8X DVD+/-RW 

Camera/Microphone: Light Sensitive Webcam and noise-cancelling digital array microphone 

Wireless: Dell Wireless™ 1506 802.11 g/n

Battery: 6-cell                                                                                                                

Warranty:  3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

  EIU Customer Number:  119080331

D5

$1418.56

EIU Performance Windows Laptop 

Dell Sales-created Quote:  674097334

 

Latitude 5540

Operating System: Windows® 7 or Windows 8.1

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor (2.1GHz, 4M cache)

Display: 15.6" HD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L

Keyboard: Internal English Single Pointing Keyboard

Expansion Slot: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M 2GB Graphics

Primary Storage: 256GB Solid State Drive

TouchPad: Integrated touchpad

Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 380 Bluetooth 4 LE Module

Optical Device: 8X DVD+/-RW

Camera/Microphone: Light Sensitive Webcam and noise-cancelling digital array microphone

Wireless: Dell Wireless™ 1506 802.11 g/n

Battery: 6-cell

Warranty:  3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

  EIU Customer Number:  119080331

D6

 $1442.95

 EIU Standard Windows Ultrabook

 Dell Sales-created Quote:  674091947

 

Latitude E7240

Operating System: Windows® 7 or Windows 8.1

Processors: Intel® Core™ i5-4300U Processor (1.9GHz, 4M cache)

Display: 12.5" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L

Keyboard: Internal English Single Pointing Keyboard

Expansion Slot: Intel integrated HD Graphics 4400

Primary Storage: 256GB Solid State Drive

Camera/Microphone: Light Sensitive Webcam and noise-cancelling digital array microphone

Wireless: Dell Wireless™ 1601 802.11g/n + WiGig + BlueTooth

Battery: 4-cell Lithium Ion

Warranty:  3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

  EIU Customer Number:  119080331

D7

 $1687.68

 EIU Performance Windows Ultrabook

 Dell Sales-created Quote:  674091716

 

Latitude E7440

Operating System: Windows® 7 or Windows 8.1

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor (2.1GHz, 4M cache)

Display: 14" HD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit

Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L

Keyboard: Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard, Numpad

Expansion Slot: Intel integrated HD Graphics 4400

Primary Storage: 256GB Solid State Drive

Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 380 Bluetooth 4 Module

Camera/Microphone: Light Sensitive Webcam and noise-cancelling digital array microphone

Wireless: Dell Wireless™ 1601 802.11g/n + WiGig + BlueTooth

Battery: 4-cell Litium Ion

Warranty:  3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

 

 

 

 

 Apple Computer Recommendations - Price includes 3 year AppleCare 

A1

$1524  21.5-inch iMac
  2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB
256GB Flash Storage
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit

A2

 $2034 21.5-inch iMac (Performance)
 

 

3.1GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM -2X8GB
256GB Flash Storage
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit

A3

 $1794 27-inch iMac
  3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1 GB GDDR5
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit

A4

 $2534 27-inch iMac (Performance)
  3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB
256GB Flash Storage
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit

A5

 $1548 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  2.6 GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
256GB Flash Storage
Backlit Keyboard (English) / User’s Guide (English)

A6

 $2178 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
256GB Flash Storage
Backlit Keyboard (English) / User’s Guide (English)

A7

 $2668 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Performance)
  2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
512GB Flash Storage
Backlit Keyboard (English) / User’s Guide (English)

A8

 $1288 11-inch MacBook Air
  1.4GHz Intel Dual-Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
256GB Flash Storage
Backlit Keyboard (English ) / User’s Guide (English)

A9

 $1528 13.3-inch MacBook Air
    1.7GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
256GB Flash Storage
Backlit Keyboard (English ) / User’s Guide (English)

A10

$1128 Mac Mini Quad-Core Intel Core i7

 

2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM 2x4GB
256GB Solid-State
 

Tablets

Tablets and their associated "App Stores" introduce a variety of issues regarding support and purchasing. To continue reducing the total cost of ownership, EIU would like to encourage purchasing only select models of tablets when work-related purposes could benefit from the mobile form factor. Support will be offered as 'best effort' and it should be noted that most tablets are not able to functionally replace a desktop or notebook.

 Apple Tablets - Price includes 3 year AppleCare

Add $130.00 for Verizon data plan capable. Data plans must be set-up through EIU Telecom.

AT1

$398 iPad Mini (iOS)

AT2

$498 iPad Mini w/Retina Display (iOS)

AT3

$498 iPad w/Retina Display WiFi 16GB (iOS)

AT4

$598 iPad Air WiFi 16GB (iOS)

AT5

$698 iPad Air WiFi 32GB (iOS)

AT6

$798 iPad Air WiFi 64GB (iOS)

AT7

$898 iPad Air WiFi 128GB (iOS)

Windows Tablets - includes 1 year manufacturer warranty

WT1

$949.99 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - 12", Core i5 CPU, 4GB RAM

WT2

$426.55

Microsoft Surface 2 RT - 32GB (Windows RT)

CDWG Part# 3368322

WA1

$113.74 Surface Pro 3 Type Cover - Cyan   CDWG Part #3369583

WA2

$113.74 Surface Pro 3 Type Cover - Black   CDWG Part #3369579

Android Tablets

GT1

$ Google Nexus 7 (Android)

GT2

$ Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (Android)

 

Accessories

IGP #103 does not include computing accessories in its explanation of the policy. The quantity and variety of accessories are too numerous to list all available options. Due to this variety of hardware, vendors, brands, and technology, we cannot guarantee compatibility between all accessories and the computers listed on this page.

As a convenience, the following list provides information on some of the popular accessories commonly requested. For even greater accommodation, the EIU Union Bookstore has agreed to stock some of these accessories so that they may be purchased as a departmental order and available that same day. Alternatively, accessories are available from a preferred vendor such as CDW-G or Office Max similar to an office supply purchase. Links to outside vendors are outside of our control and may change or break. You may try searching the vendor's site to find the accessory you are looking for if a link is broken.

If you have questions about finding the right accessories to meet your needs, please inquire with EIU Campus Technology Support.

Video Adapters

DisplayPort to DVI Available at EIU Union Bookstore
DisplayPort to VGA Available at EIU Union Bookstore
DVI-I to VGA Available at EIU Union Bookstore
HDMI to DVI-D Available at EIU Union Bookstore
DisplayPort to HDMI Available at EIU Union Bookstore

Port Adapters

USB to Ethernet adapter Available at EIU Union Bookstore
Low-profile Parallel port PCI card Available through CDW-G

Docking Stations

Dell E-series Docking Station Available at Dell.com
Dell SuperSpeed Dual Video Docking Station USB 3.0 Available at Dell.com
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Available through CDW-G

 

Personal Purchases

Looking for recommendations for personal purchases?
See this ITS article 'What computer specifications do you recommend for students?'

Employees and students might also check out Dell's Monthly Specials:
October Deals