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University of Colorado Denver
 

Computer Recommendations 2011-2012


In an effort to assist end users with the purchasing of computer systems, IT Services provides computer recommendations for the campus community. These recommendations are intended to provide minimum specifications for a successful computing experience at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

  • General Use System: This type of system is for every day office use. Order this type of system for reading email, surfing the internet, and using Mirosoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • High Performance System: This type of system incorporates all the requirements for the "General Use System" but has addional specifications for graphics and picture manipulation, sound & music manipulation, or is required to run specialized software.

PC Desktop:


 Hardware General Use System High Performance System
CPU (Central Processor Unit) Intel i3 or Intel i5 Intel i7
RAM (Random Access Memory) 4GB 6GB or Higher
Video Card 256MB 512MB (or Higher)
Hard Drive 320GB 7200RPM 500GB (or Higher) 7200RPM
Network Card 10/100/1000 Network Card

10/100/1000 Network Card

Ports

USB 2.0

Firewire (optional)

USB 2.0

Firewire (optional)

Audio

Internal sound card

External speakers

Internal sound card

External Speakers

Warranty 3 Year NBD (Next Business Day) Parts and Labor 

3 Year NBD (Next Business Day) Parts and Labor 


PC Laptop:


Hardware General Use System High Performance System
CPU (Central Processing Unit) Intel i5 2.53GHZ Intel i7 1.6GHZ
RAM (Random Access Memory) 4GB

4GB or Higher

Video Card  Integrated video card 512MB
Hard Drive  320GB 500GB or Higher
Network Card 10/100/1000 Network Card 10/100/1000 Network Card
Wireless Card

Wireless 802.11g

Wireless 802.11n (backward compatible)

Wireless 802.11g

Wireless 802.11n (backward compatible)

 
Battery 6 Cell 9 Cell
Ports

USB 2.0

Firewire (optional)

USB 2.0

Firewire (optional)

Audio

Internal sound card

Internal speakers

Internal sound card

Internal speakers

Warranty 3 Year NBD (Next Business Day) Parts and Labor 3 Year NBD (Next Business Day) Parts and Labor

Apple Macintosh Desktops:

Hardware

General Use System:

"Mac Mini"

High Performance System:

"Mac Pro"

CPU (Central Processing Unit) 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo 2 - 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
RAM (Random Access Memory) 2GB 6GB
Hard Drive 320GB Serial ATA 1 TB Serial ATA
CD/DVD Drive Super Drive (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD/RW) 18x Double-Layer Super Drive
Network 10/100/1000 Network Card 10/100/1000 Network Card
Ports

USB 2.0

Firewire (optional)

USB 2.0

Firewire (optional)

Warranty 3 Year Apple Protection Plan 3 Year Apple Protection Plan

Apple Macintosh Laptops:

 Hardware General Use System: "MacBook"

High Performance System:

"MacBook Pro"

Screen Size 13 - inch 15 - inch
CPU (Central Processing Unit)  2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
RAM (Random Access Memory) 2GB DDR3 Memory 4GB DDR3 Memory or Higher
Hard Drive 250GB 500GB or Higher
CD/DVD Drive 8x Double-Layer SuperDrive SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Video Card Nvidia GeForce 9400M Intel HD Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512MB
Network 10/100/1000 Network Card

10/100/1000 Network Card

Wireless

Wireless 802.11g

Wireless 802.11b

Wireless 802.11g

Wireless 802.11b

Warranty 3 Year Apple Protection Plan 3 Year Apple Protection Plan

Purchasing Computers:

Below are several recommended websites where you can configure and purchase Apple Macintosh or Dell PC computers at discounted prices.  Computers are available for both Institutional purchases or for personal purchases.  For Institutional purchases, a University procurement card is required and for Personal purchases a personal credit card is required.

APPLE COMPUTER PURCHASES

Denver Campus Staff, Faculty and Staff can visit the Auraria Bookstore for educational discounts on Personal and University Purchases of Apple Computers and Peripherals

DELL COMPUTER PURCHASES

University Purchasers can browse the Dell selection and purchase computers or peripherals at an edcuational discount from Dell through the UCD Access Portal; Marketplace tab.

The Anschutz Medical Campus and Denver Campus: Both Institutional and Individual Purchases http://Premier.dell.com

If you have any questions about ordering computer systems, please call our university IT Services Help Desk at (303) 724.4357 (HELP) Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 5:00pm. This information is also listed on the University Procurement website at: https://www.cu.edu/psc/purchasing/commodities.htm

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