The following is the minimum recommended hardware for new desktops and laptops. EIT has preconfigured systems that meet and exceed these requirements. You can view specifics of each system and order online using our order form. The order form can NOT be used if puchasing with State Funds^^. These systems are updated monthly.
FYI: There is no longer a Group Purchase at any time during the year. Dell now gives ISU discounts throughout the year and the monthly quotes on the order form reflect those discounts.
Please note: Some staff have noticed a price increase on our recommended computer quotes. This is due to a substantial increase in system memory (RAM) and processor (CPU) power. These upgrades will ensure high productivity throughout your computer's estimated 4-year lifetime.
*** All new computers will be setup with Windows 7 operating system. New computers set up by EIT will no longer be offered with Vista.***
^^ If you are ordering with State Funds please complete the following steps:
1. Print out a copy of the configuration you wish to order from the order form. (Do NOT place an order on the form!)
2. Fill out an intramural.
3. Fax intramural and config sheet to TechCyte. 294-3702^^
19" Flat Panel display
Intel® Core™ i5 Dual Core Processor 660 with VT (3.33GHz, 4M)
4 GB RAM
80 GB SATA Hard Drive
16X DVD+/- RW SATA drive
Keyboard and Mouse
Integrated Network adaptor (Network card)
Sound bar speaker (attaches to monitor)
Intel® Core™ i5-580M (2.66GHz, 3M cache) with Turbo Boost Technology
4.00 GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM,
60 GB Hard Drive, 9.5 mm, 7200 RPM
8X DVD+/- RW
Intel 3945 wireless card
Best, longest-lasting, battery that is offered. (It is also recommended that you purchase an additional battery.)
Additional AC adapter