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

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 THERE ARE MAJOR SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES. IF YOU HAVE FUTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK!!

Desktops

(last updated 8/2021): 

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 3080 Micro
Dell OptiPlex 5090 Micro
Dell OptiPlex 5090 Mini Tower
  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-10100T (4-Core, 6MB Cache, 3.0GHz to 3.8GHz, 35W)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • m.2 500GB SSD drive
  • No optical/DVD drive
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 3 Year Hardware service with onsite service*
  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10500T (6-Core, 12MB Cache, 2.3GHz to 3.8GHz, 35W)
  • 16GB (2x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • m.2 500GB SSD drive
  • No optical/DVD drive
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • All-in-one monitor mount
  • 3 Years hardware service with onsite service*
  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10505 (6 Cores, 12MB Cache, 3.2GHz to 4.6GHz, 65W)
  • 16GB (2x8G) 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • m.2 500GB SSD drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW 9.5mm optical disk drive
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 3 Year hardware service with onsite service*
Base cost: $750 (After Tax)
Base cost: $925(After Tax)
Base cost: ~$1025(After Tax)
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$75
  • All-in-One Monitor Mount: ~$100
  • External DVD drive: ~$25
  • Dell P2419H 24" Monitor: ~$175
Upgrades:
  • External DVD drive: ~$25
  • Upgrade to 1TB SSD: ~$100
  • Dell P2419H 24" Monitor: ~$175
Downgrades:
  • No monitor mount: save ~$100
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to i7-10700 (8-Core, 2.9GHz to 4.8GHz, 65W): ~$150
  • Upgrade to 32GB memory: ~$100
  • Upgrade to 1TB solid-state drive: ~$100
  • Add NVidia GeForce 3050 discrete graphics card: ~$???†
  • Add 2TB Hard disk drive: ~$70
  • Dell P2419H 24" Monitor: ~$175
Downgrades:
  • 8GB memory: save ~$45

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

† Discreet GPU supplies are completely dry due to Crypto mining and other supply chain issues. Prices for discreet GPUs are massively inflated.
The desktop recommendations above do each include a mouse and keyboard, but not any monitors (see below).


Laptops

(last updated 8/2021):

Budget
Traditional Size (14-15")
Ultrabook (12-14")
Dell Latitude 3000 SeriesDell Latitude 5000 Series
Dell Latitude 7000 Series
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  • 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) Non-Touchscreen
  • Intel® Core™ i5-10310U (4 Core, 6M cache, base 1.7GHz, up to 4.4GHz)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 500GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel® Integrated UHD Graphics 620
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare LCD with Camera and mic
  • Intel® Core™ i5-10310U (4 Core, 6M cache, base 1.7GHz, up to 4.4GHz)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 500GB M.2 Solid State Drive
  • Intel® Integrated UHD Graphics 620
  • 3 Year Hardware Service with In-Home/Onsite Service
  • 12.5” FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare LCD with Camera and mic
  • Intel® Core™ i5-10310U (4 Core, 6M cache, base 1.7GHz, up to 4.4GHz)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 500GB M.2 Solid State Drive
  • Intel® Integrated UHD Graphics 620
  • 3 Year Hardware Service with In-Home/Onsite Service
Base cost: Ask for a quote!
Base cost: Ask for a quote!
Base cost: Ask for a quote!
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$85
  • Upgrade to 1TB solid state drive: ~$100
  • Checkout kit**: ~$100
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$85
  • Docking Station: ~$220
Downgrades:
  • 3-year warranty: save ~$140*
Upgrades:
  • Upgrade to 16GB memory: ~$85
  • Built-in Fingerprint Reader: ~$35
  • Docking Station: ~$220
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 8/2021):

Budget
Standard
High-End
SE2219H
Dell P2419H
Dell U2419H



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: $120 (After Tax)
Cost: $175 (After Tax)
Cost: $300 (After Tax)