Knowledgebase: Hardware
IT: Administrative Computer Purchasing
Updated: 29 November 2019 04:28 PM

IT Services provides support for hundreds of administrative and faculty computers as well as thousands of student laptops. In order to provide the highest level of support we rely on a standardized fleet of computers and repeatable processes. Outside of our annual refresh process it is not uncommon for staff to procure computers through their departmental budgets, often for new positions or if requirements exceed what is available. Below you will find information and pricing on the supported options for administrative computing.

Please note that the listed pricing is an estimate due to fluctuation. Models change throughout the year depending on availability and model refresh cycles. 

Desktops

Dell OptiPlex 3060 - Micro: Micro form factor business class machine. These computers are a good value but they are not underpowered. 8th generation Intel Core i5 processors, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSDs. Computer, mouse and keyboard (no display):

~$820

Laptops

Dell Latitude 7400: 14” enteprise laptop built with premium materials. We are fans of these laptops because they come equipped with most of the ports that a typical user requires, including ethernet (network), USB-A (original style), Thunderbolt 3, HDMI and audio jack. This model is also available with upgrades, please contact us with your requirements. Available with or without a touch screen. 

Non-touch: ~$1300

Touch screen: ~$1500

Dell Latitide 5400: 14" enterprise laptop for business users. Like the Latitude 7400 this is a capable laptop but has even more ports and offers a slightly different form factor and more value. 

Available with or without a touch screen. 

Non-touch: ~$1250

Touch screen: ~$1300

Macbook Pro - Macbook Pros are recommended for those users who are working with graphics or video applications and prefer the Mac environment. Windows is the supported platform for Administrative staff so while we encourage users to stick with Windows we do appreciate that there are those with unique requirements. Educational pricing can be found at Apple's Educational Store. Apple laptops are not included in the annual IT Services computer refresh and will need to be paid for out of departmental budgets. MacOS is NOT recommended for users requiring access to Colleague UI.

Displays

Dell P2217H LED Monitor: 22" - 1920 x 1080. The Dell has screen rotation, height, tilt and pan adjustments, and comes with a built in USB hub; a handy feature for those users with a lot of peripherals. 

~$215

Dell P2147H LED Monitor: 24" - 1920 x 1080. The Dell has screen rotation, height, tilt and pan adjustments, and comes with a built in USB hub; a handy feature for those users with a lot of peripherals. 

~$275

Peripherals

Accessories like mice, adapters, cables, docking stations, external displays and other peripherals are not included with the loan of a laptop and will be the responsibility of the department to procure. Commonly requested peripherals include:

Please consult with us regarding your needs, we're here to help. 

Requests

Please email us with any questions or requests: ithelp@ocadu.ca