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Computer Equipment Recommendations

Last Updated on: March 11, 2015
The equipment recommendations balance price with performance and longevity.  If you have specialized needs, contact the Ag Help Desk for more specific recommendations.

Standard Desktop (Windows)

    Dell Optiplex 9020 Micro Form Factor
Dell Optiplex 9020 Micro Form Factor
Intel Core i7-4785T Processor (Quad Core, 8MB, 2.2GHz)
Genuine Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
8.0 GB DDR3, 1600MHz (2 DIMMs)
256GB 2.5" SATA 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive
Dell 23 Monitor P2314H
Dell AC511 Stereo Soundbar
5 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 5 Year NBD Onsite Service
Est. cost: $1365 (website)

Standard Laptop (Windows)

    Dell Latitude 14 7000
Dell Latitude 14 7000
Intel Core i5-4310U (2.0GHz, 3M Cache)
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
14 inch HD(1366x768) Anti-Glare LED
8.0GB, 1600 DDR3L Memory, 1 DIMM
Light Sensitive Webcam with Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic
256GB Mobility Solid State Hard Drive
3 Cell Battery
Mini-DisplayPort to VGA
Dell Wireless 1506 802.11n single band Wi-Fi Half Mini Card
4 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 4 Year NBD Onsite Service
Dell Professional Topload 14" Carry Case
Est. cost: $1550 (website)

Standard Desktop (Mac)

    Apple iMac 21.5"

Apple iMac 21.5" 
2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (be sure to specify this)
AppleCare Protection Plan (3 year warranty)
Est. cost: $1368 (website)

Standard Laptop (Mac)

    Apple MacBook Pro 15"

Apple MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
256GB flash storage
No DVD Drive included (add USB SuperDrive for $80)
Backlit Keyboard (English) /User's Guide
Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (to connect to standard projectors)
AppleCare Protection Plan (3 year warranty)
Est. cost: $1611 (website)

Please Note:  The four-year warranties for Apple products must be added at the time of the order through your sales representative.

Personal Black & White Printer

    HP Laserjet P1102w

HP LaserJet Pro M201dw
26 pages per minute
250 sheet input capacity
Automatic duplexer
Recommended monthly print volume: 250 to 2000 pages
Est. cost: $180 (website)

Small Office Networked Color Printer

    HP Laserjet Pro color 400 M451dn

HP LaserJet Pro 400 color Printer M451dn
21 pages per minute 
Network Ready
two-sided printing
Recommended monthly print volume: 750 to 2000 pages
Input capacity: 300 sheets, tray 1: 50 sheets, tray 2: 250 sheets
Est. cost: $450 (website)


    Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Windows Compatible, USB
1080p HD Video, Autofocus
Built-in Microphone
Est. cost: $99 (website)



    Logitech USB Headset H540

Logitech USB Headset H540
Mac or Windows Compatible, USB
Est. cost: $50 (website)


    Dell M900HD Projector

Dell M900HD Projector w/1 YR Warranty
900 Lumens (30,000 hour lamp), HDMI
1280x800 max resolution
Wireless Display (Intel WiDi + Miracast)
3.5 lbs
Est. cost: $700 (website)