ENGR-IT recommends Dell computers for use in research, instruction, and office productivity. The U of A has a strong support relationship with Dell, and we are able to procure, configure, and service Dell enterprise computers much more efficiently (and quickly) than we can other makes or models of computers. Dell enterprise models lines include:

  • Dell OptiPlex desktops
  • Dell Latitude laptops
  • Dell Precision desktops/laptops

Desktops

(last updated 12/2017):

Basic Access
Office Productivity
Engineering
Conference Room
Kiosk
Guest workstation
Microsoft Office
Web applications
Course content creation
Medium-scale engineering applications
Resource-intensive media creation
Dell OptiPlex 3050 Micro
Dell OptiPlex 5050
Dell OptiPlex 7050
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7500T Processor (Quad Core, 6MB, 4T, 2.7GHz, 35W)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 3.5 inch 500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW 9.5mm Optical Disk Drive
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 5 Year Hardware Service with Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7500 Processor (Quad Core, 6MB, 4T, 3.4GHz, 65W)
  • 8GB (2x4GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 3.5 inch 500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW 9.5mm Optical Disk Drive
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 5 Years Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7700 Processor (Quad Core, 8MB, 8T, 3.6GHz, 65W)
  • 16GB (2x8G) 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 3.5 inch 500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW 9.5mm Optical Disk Drive
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 5 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
Base cost: $750
Base cost: $910
Base cost: $1100
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$50
  • Upgrade to 250GB solid-state drive: ~$90
  • Upgrade to 500GB solid-state drive: ~$150
  • All-in-One Monitor Mount: ~$25
Downgrades:
  • 4GB Memory: save ~$60
  • No DVD drive: save ~$25
  • 3-year warranty: save ~$60*
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$90
  • Upgrade to 250GB solid-state drive: ~$90
  • Upgrade to 500GB solid-state drive: ~$150
Downgrades:
  • No DVD drive: save ~$30
  • 3-year warranty: save ~$80*
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to 32GB memory: ~$180
  • Upgrade to 250GB solid-state drive: ~$250
  • Upgrade to 500GB solid-state drive: ~$150
  • Add NVidia GeForce 1050 discrete graphics card: ~$150
Downgrades:
  • 8GB Memory: save ~$90
  • No DVD drive: save ~$30
  • 3-year warranty: save ~$70*

 * ENGR-IT may not be able to fully support out-of-warranty systems!


The desktop recommendations above do each include a mouse and keyboard, but not any monitors (see below).


Laptops

(last updated 12/2017):

Budget
Traditional Size (14-15")
Ultrabook (12-14")
Dell Inspiron 5378 Dell Latitude E5470
Dell Latitude E7270
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  • 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen
  • Intel® Core i5-7200U (3.10GHz)
  • 4GB (1x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 128GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 620
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare LCD with Camera and mic, WLAN Capable
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7300U (Dual Core, 3.5GHz, 3M cache, 15W)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 500GB 7mm 7.2krpm HD
  • Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 620
  • 5 Year Hardware Service with In-Home/Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis
  • 12.5” FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare LCD with Camera and mic, WLAN Capable
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7300U (Dual Core, 2.6GHz, 3M cache, 15W)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • M.2 128GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
  • Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 520
  • 5 Year Hardware Service with In-Home/Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis
Base cost: $600
Base cost: $1350
Base cost: $1600
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to 8GB memory: ~$50
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$170
  • Upgrade to 256GB solid state drive: ~$90
  • Upgrade to 500GB solid state drive: ~$150
  • Checkout kit**: ~$95
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade processor to Intel® Core™ i7: ~$120
  • Upgrade processor to quad-core Intel® Core™ i7: ~$160
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$95
  • Upgrade to 256GB solid state drive: ~$90
  • Upgrade to 500GB solid state drive: ~$150
  • Docking Station: ~$190
Downgrades:
  • 3-year warranty: save ~$140*
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade processor to Intel® Core™ i7: ~$120
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$95
  • Upgrade to 256GB solid state drive: ~$105
  • Upgrade to 500GB solid state drive: ~$170
  • Built-in Fingerprint Reader: ~$35
  • Docking Station: ~$150
Downgrades:
  • 3-year warranty: save ~$130*

* ENGR-IT may not be able to fully support out-of-warranty systems!

** Checkout kit for Inspiron laptops includes Bluetooth wireless mouse, VGA adapter, extra power supply, wired network adapter, and carrying bag.


Monitors

(last updated 2/2017):

Budget
Standard
High-End
SE2216H
Dell P2417H
Dell U2417H



Size: 22 inch (22")
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display type: LED Backlit
HD format: 1080p
Connector type: HDMI, VGA
Brand: Dell
Stand: monitor tilts up and down
Panel Type: IPS
Size: 24 inch (23.8")
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display type: LED Backlit
HD format: 1080p
Connector type: HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA
Brand: Dell
Stand: height-adjustable, pivots, monitor tilts up and
down, and rotates to portrait
Panel Type: IPS  
Size: 24 inch (23.8")
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display type: LED Backlit
HD format: 1080p
Connector type: HDMI, DisplayPort
Brand: Dell
Stand: height-adjustable, pivots, monitor tilts up and 
down, and rotates to portrait

Panel Type: IPS  
Cost: $97
Cost: $200
Cost: $230