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Eastern Illinois University's IGP #103 regards purchasing computers, servers, and software. For 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.

Computers purchased by non-appropriated funds are assessed an annual maintenance fee. The fee for FY15 is $105.00 per computer.

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

Height-adjustable stand

Warranty: 4 years

M2

$214.49

Dell 24" Monitor P2414H

Resolution: 1920x1080

Inputs: VGA/DVI/DP

Height-adjustable stand

Warranty: 3 years

M3

$341.99

Dell 23" Multi-touch monitor P2314T

Resolution: 1920x1080

Inputs: VGA/HDMI/DP

Touch-capable (10-point touch), Reclining, ergonomic stand

Warranty: 3 years

 

Dell Computer Recommendations - Price includes 3 year warranty

Windows 8.1 will be installed by default unless Windows 7 is requested.

Dell Form Factors

  EIU Customer Number:  119080331

D1

$925.93

EIU Standard Windows Small Form Factor

Dell Sales-created Quote: 718699985

 

OptiPlex 7040 Small Form Factor Base 92% Efficient PSU

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (Quad Core, 8MB, 8T, 3.4GHz)

Memory: 8GB 2133MHz DDR4

Video Card: AMD Radeon R7 350X, 4GB, Half Height, (DP, SL-DVI-I)

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

Optical Drive: 8x DVD+/-RW

Keyboard: Dell Wired Keyboard

Mouse: Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse

Warranty: 3 year hardware service

D2

$940.16

EIU Standard Windows Mini-Tower

Dell Sales-created Quote:  718700063

 

OptiPlex 7040 Mini Tower with 240W up to 92% Efficient PSU

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (Quad Core, 8MB, 8T, 3.4GHz)

Memory: 8GB 2133MHz DDR4

Video Card: AMD Radeon R7 350X, 4GB, Full Height, (DP, SL-DVI-I)

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

Optical Drive: 8x DVD+/-RW

Keyboard: Dell Multimedia Keyboard

Mouse: Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse

Warranty: 3 year hardware service

D3

$726.82

EIU Standard Windows Micro Form Factor

Dell Sales-created Quote: 718700169

   

OptiPlex 7040 Micro Form Factor with 65W, up to 87% efficient adaptor

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-6700T Processor (Quad Core, 8MB, 8T, 2.8GHz)

Memory: 8GB 2133MHz DDR4

Video Card: Intel Integrated Graphics

Hard Drive: 250GB 7,200 RPM 2.5" SATA

Optical Drive: none

Keyboard: Dell Multimedia Keyboard

Mouse: Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse

Warranty: 3 year hardware service

D4

$1,034.75

EIU Standard Windows All-in-One

Dell Sales-created Quote:  718664819

 

OptiPlex 7440 All-In-One

Processors: Intel® Core™ i5-6600 (Quad Core, 6MB, 4T, 3.3GHz)

Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz

Monitor: 23.8" FHD NonTouch w/camera

Video Card: AMD Radeon R7 A370, 2GB

Hard Drive: 500GB 2.5" 7,200 RPM SATA
Optical Drive: 8X Slimline DVD+/-RW

Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless 8260 (802.11ac) + Bluetooth

Keyboard: Dell Wired Keyboard

Mouse: Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse

Warranty: 3 year hardware service

D5

$1,283.61

EIU Performance Windows All-in-One

Dell Sales-created Quote:  718663472

 

OptiPlex 7440 All-In-One

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-6700 (Quad Core, 8MB, 8T, 3.4GHz)

Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz

Monitor: 23.8" FHD NonTouch w/camera

Video Card: AMD Radeon R7 A370, 2GB

Hard Drive: 256GB 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive
Optical Drive: 8X Slimline DVD+/-RW

Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless 8260 (802.11ac) + Bluetooth

Keyboard: Dell Wired Keyboard
Mouse:
Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse

Warranty: 3 year hardware service

D6

$1423.92

EIU Performance Windows All-in-one with Touch Display

Dell Sales-created Quote:  718663280

 

OptiPlex 7440 All-in-One

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-6700 (Quad Core, 8MB, 8T, 3.4GHz)
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz

Display: 23.8" FHD Touch with camera

Video Card: AMD Radeon R7 A370, 2GB

Hard Drive: 256GB 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive

Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless 8260 (802.11ac) + Bluetooth
Keyboard: Dell Wired Keyboard
Mouse: Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse
Warranty: 3 year hardware service

D7

$951.30

EIU Standard Windows Laptop

Dell Sales-created Quote: 700740914

 

Latitude E5550

Processors: Intel® Core™ i5-5200U

Display: 15.6" HD (1366x768), Anti-Glare LCD, Camera

Memory: 8GB DDR3L
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive

Keyboard: Internal English Dual Pointing Keyboard

Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11AC Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 LE Wireless Card

Battery: 4-cell

Warranty: 3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

D8

$1151.24

EIU Standard Windows Laptop with Touchscreen

Dell Sales-created Quote:  699861874

 

Latitude E5550

Processors: Intel® Core™ i5-5200U

Display: 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Touch LCD with Camera

Memory: 8GB DDR3L
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive

Keyboard: Internal English Dual Pointing Keyboard

Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11AC Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 LE Wireless Card

Battery: 4-cell

Warranty: 3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

D9

$1336.54

EIU Performance Windows Laptop 

Dell Sales-created Quote:  702430217

 

Latitude E5550

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-5600U

Display: 15.6" HD (1366x768) anti-glare LCD with Camera

Memory: 8GB DDR3L

Hard Drive: 256GB Solid State Drive

Keyboard: Internal English Dual Pointing Keyboard

Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11AC Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Battery: 4-cell

Warranty: 3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

D10

 $1448.23

 EIU Standard Windows Ultrabook

 Dell Sales-created Quote:  702205875

 

Latitude E7250

Processors: Intel® Core™ i5-5300U

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

Memory: 8GB DDR3L

Hard Drive: 256GB Solid State Drive Mini card

Keyboard: Internal English Single Pointing Keyboard

Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11AC Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 LE

Battery: 4-cell

Warranty: 3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

D11

 $1635.09

 EIU Performance Windows Ultrabook

 Dell Sales-created Quote:  703627179

 

Latitude E7450

Processors: Intel® Core™ i7-5600U

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

Memory: 8GB DDR3L

Hard Drive: 256GB Solid State Drive Mini card

Keyboard: Internal Single Pointing Keyboard

Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11AC Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 LE

Battery: 4-cell

Warranty: 3 year hardware warranty and accidental damage

 

 

 

 Apple Computer Recommendations - Price includes 3 year AppleCare 

A1

$1524  21.5-inch iMac
  2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
8GB 1867MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB
256GB Flash Storage
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Apple Magic Mouse 2
Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit

A2

$1854 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K Display
  3.1GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
16GB 1867MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM -2X8GB
256GB Flash Storage
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Apple Magic Mouse 2
Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit

A3

 $1794 Standard 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display
  3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
AMD Radeon R9 M380 2GB GDDR5
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
256GB Flash Storage
Apple Magic Mouse 2
Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit

A4

 $2824 Performance 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina Display
  4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.2 GHz
16GB 1867MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB
256GB Flash Storage
AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Mouse 2
Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit

(Increase to 512GB Flash Storage - $3004.00)

A5

 $1548 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
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
  1.6GHz 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-inch MacBook Air
   2.2GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
256GB Flash Storage
Backlit Keyboard (English ) / User’s Guide (English)

A10

 $1398 12-inch MacBook
  1.1GHz Dual-core Intel Core m3 Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515
8GB 1866MHz memory
256GB Flash Storage
Backlit Keyboard (English) / User’s Guide (English)

A11

$1208 Mac Mini

 

3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM 2x4GB
256GB Solid-State
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
 

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

Please specify storage capacity with order. 
Add $130.00 for Verizon data plan capable. Data plans must be set-up through EIU Telecom.

AT1

16GB - $358 iPad Mini 2 WiFi

AT2

16GB - $478
64GB - $578     

Cellular 64GB - $708

iPad Mini 4 WiFi

AT3

16GB - $478
32GB - $528
iPad Air WiFi

AT4

16GB - $578
64GB - $678

128 GB - $778

Cellular 64GB - $808

iPad Air 2 WiFi

AT5

32GB - $878
128GB - $1028
Cellular - $1158

iPad Pro WiFi

Windows Tablets - includes 3 year manufacturer warranty with accidental damage protection

See Accessories section below for Surface Pro docking station.

WT1

$1289.77

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - Core i5 CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB HD, Type Cover included
CDWG: Part# 3862795

MS Surface Book Warranty EHS 3 Year Complete (includes accidental damage)
CDWG: Part# 3862760

WT2

$1,546.27

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB HD, Type Cover included
CDWG: Part# 3862796

MS Surface Book Warranty EHS 3 Year Complete (includes accidental damage)
CDWG: Part# 3862760

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 Docking Station Available through CDW-G
CDWG Part#: 3862762
$159.45

 

Personal Purchases

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