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Desktop/Laptop Hardware Standards: 2013-2014

These are the approved desktop and laptop hardware standards for academic year 2013-2014.

NOTE: Desktop hardware standards for 2013-2014 are currently in the planning phase and will be finalized by May, 2013. Please contact Rick DeVries in CIT (x6-7125) if you have questions related to hardware standards.

In 2009 CIT significantly improved the specifications of the "Standard PC" systems so they meet the needs of the vast majority of users' needs on campus. The "Enhanced PC" system specifications were also improved to meet the needs of those doing intensive computational or graphic design activities. The "Enhanced PC" systems will be deployed only in select areas where they are needed.

2013-2014 Software standards

Desktop PC

PC Standard Desktop

Make/model: Dell OptiPlex 7010
Processor: 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-3220 Processor; Dual Core, 3.30GHz
Form factor: Small
Memory: 4GB, NON-ECC, 1600MHZ DDR3,1DIMM
Disk drive: 250GB 3.5 6.0Gb/s SATA with 8MB DataBurst Cache™
CD-DVD drive: 8X Slimline DVD+/-RW
Video graphics: Intel Integrated HD2500 Graphics
Networking: Integrated Intel® 82579LM Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000
Sound: Standard sound, no speaker
Mouse: Dell MS111 USB Optical Mouse
Display: Dell Professional P2012H 20in HAS Wide Monitor, VGA/ DVI
Warranty: 3-year
Expansion:

 

PC Enhanced Desktop

Make/model: Dell OptiPlex 7010
Processor: 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor; Quad Core, 3.40GHz
Form factor: Mini tower
Memory: 4GB, NON-ECC, 1600MHZ DDR3,1DIMM
Disk drive: 500GB Hybrid 2.5in, 6Gb/s SATA with 8GB NAND Flash
CD-DVD: 16X DVD+/-RW SATA
Video graphics: 1GB AMD RADEON HD 7470,FH
Networking: Integrated Intel® 82579LM Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000
Sound: Standard sound, no speaker
Mouse: Dell USB Laser 6-Button Mouse Dell OptiPlex
Display: Dell Professional P2012H 20in HAS Wide Monitor, VGA/ DVI
Warranty: 3-year
Expansion: 1 full height PCIe x16; 1 full height PCIe x16 (wired x 4); 1 full height PCIe x1; 1 full height PCI

 

Laptop PC*

PC Standard Laptop

Make/model: Dell Latitude E6530 Notebook
Processor: 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M Processor (2.6GHz, 3M cache)
Memory: 4.0GB, DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMM
Disk drive: 320GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
CD-DVD: 8X DVD+/-RW
Display: 15.6" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit
Webcam: Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic
Video graphics: Intel Integrated HD Graphics 4000
Wireless: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 802.11n 2x2 Half Mini Card
Battery: 6-cell (60WH) Primary Lithium Ion Battery, (2.8Ah) ExpressCharge Capable
Weight: 5.50 lbs. (estimated)
Warranty: 3-year depot

 

PC Enhanced Laptop

Make/model: Dell Latitude E6530 Notebook
Processor: 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M Processor (2.6GHz, 3M cache)
Memory: 4.0GB, DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMM
Disk drive: 320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
CD-DVD: 8X DVD+/-RW
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare WLED-backlit
Webcam: Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic
Video graphics: NVIDIA® NVS™ 5200M (GDDR5 1GB) Discrete Graphic with Optimus
Wireless: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 802.11n 2x2 Half Mini Card
Battery: 6-cell (60WH) Primary Lithium Ion Battery, (2.8Ah) ExpressCharge Capable
Weight: 5.53 lbs. (estimate)
Warranty: 3-year depot

 

PC Mobile Laptop

Make/model: Dell Latitude 6430u
Processor: 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3-3227U Processor (1.9GHz, 3M cache)
Memory: 4.0GB, DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMM
Display: 14.0" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit, WiGig capable
Webcam: Integrated HD video webcam
Video graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Disk drive: 128GB Mobility Solid State Drive
Wireless: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 802.11n 2x2 Half Mini Card
CD-DVD: None
Battery: 6-cell (60WH) Primary Lithium Ion Battery, (3.0Ah) ExpressCharge Capable
Weight: under 3.7lbs. (estimate)
Warranty: 3-year depot

 

Desktop Mac

Standard Mac Desktop

  • Mac mini
  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB L3 cache
  • Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
  • 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Apple Specification Page

Enhanced Mac Desktop

  • N/A

Small Mac Desktop

  • Mac mini
  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB L3 cache
  • Dell Widescreen Monitor
  • 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Apple Specification Page

Laptop Mac*

Mac Standard Laptop

  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel® Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 3MB L3 cache
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display (1280x800 native resolution)
  • 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/ CD-RW)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Apple Mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs. (estimated)
  • Apple Specification Page

Mac Enhanced Laptop

  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel® Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display (1440x900 native)
  • 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 &
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
  • Automatic graphics switching
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Apple Mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter
  • Weight: 5.6 lbs. (estimated)
  • Apple Specification Page

Mac Mobile Laptop

  • Apple MacBook Air
  • 1.3GHz dual-core Intel® Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display (1440x900 native)
  • 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • 128GB Flash Storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • 10/100BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (via Apple USB Ethernet Adapter)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Apple Mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter
  • Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
  • Weight: 2.96 lbs. (estimated)
  • Apple Specification Page

*Laptop Package
CIT will provide the following items as part of each new** laptop package:

  • Optical 3-button scroll mouse
  • carry case (option of briefcase or backpack style)
  • security cable
  • 7' CAT5e network cable

Any items wanted/needed beyond this laptop package must be paid for by the department or individual. These items may include an extra A/C power adapter, a port replicator, or an external keyboard.

**If you already have these items you will retain what you currently have.

Small peripherals

CIT provides a complete standard desktop computer system for each user which includes the standard keyboard and mouse. CIT strives to provide hardware that will meet the needs of the majority of users on campus.

Other small peripheral items, such as a different mouse or keyboard, additional memory, external floppy drive, USB memory key, etc. are not provided by CIT and can be purchased by the user and/or user's department.

These small peripheral items may be purchased from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, the Calvin Campus Store, Corporate Express, and CDW-G.

Previous Hardware Standards