Knowledgebase: Hardware
Administrative Computing: Supported Hardware
Updated: 19 October 2018 03:41 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. 

Last Updated: Oct. 19, 2018 

Desktops

Dell OptiPlex 3060 - Micro: Standard issue, business class machine. While these computers represent a good value they are not underpowered. 8th generation Intel Core i5 processors are paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSDs. Computer, mouse and keyboard (no display):

~$820

Laptops

Dell Latitude 7490: 14” business-class laptop built with premium materials. We are fans of these laptops because they come equipped with all the ports that a typical user requires, including ethernet (network), USB-A (original style), USB-C, HDMI, audio jack and smart card reader. Adapters are unlikely to be required. 

~$1400

Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st Gen): 13.5" ultraportable for those users who value mobility above all else. Adapters, a dock or both will be required for use with displays and peripherals as this laptop only have one USB-A (original style) and one Mini-DisplayPort. Long battery life, touch screen, very light. The Surface Dock is recommended if an external display is required. 

~$1700

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

Requests

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