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Computer Hardware Recommendations

Academic Technology supports computers from both Apple and Dell.

Academic Technology supports the Dell OptiPlex, Dell Latitude, and Dell Precision Workstation models for the PC platform.  These were selected as our PC hardware standard because the computers are reliable, and utilize consistent components and quality parts. We have an excellent relationship with Dell for equipment purchase and repair. Our contracted repair vendor is Dell Certified, and assists the Academic Technology staff with all warranty repairs. Although there are many other brands of computers available, by selecting a standard, our support staff has a broader knowledge base for troubleshooting problems and providing quality support.

For the Apple platform, we support the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac models.

For our Dell models, we have negotiated special pricing for these configurations.  Please note that any requested changes to these configurations may mean an increase in cost.

If you have a computing need that is outside our recommended campus hardware standards, please email quotes@scu.edu the specific software requirements and your desired computer specifications and we will create a specialized quote to meet your needs.

Prices listed are approximate and fluctuate frequently. If you are interested in ordering one of our recommended computers, please order through Workday and use the Dell or Apple punch out.

Dell Platform

Standard Desktop
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When ordering in Workday upgrade monitor warranty to 4 Year Advanced Exchange

  • Approximate Cost: $1,175
  • Intel Core i5 - 3.0 GHz
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256 GB solid state drive
  • 22" display
Standard Minitower
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When ordering in Workday upgrade monitor warranty to 4 Year Advanced Exchange

  • Approximate Cost: $1,125
  • Intel Core i5 - 3.0 GHz
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256 GB solid state drive
  • 22" display
Standard Laptop
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  • Approximate Cost: $1,250
  • Intel Core i5 - 1.3 GHz
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256 GB solid state drive
  • 14" display
Premium Desktop
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When ordering in Workday upgrade monitor warranty to 4 Year Advanced Exchange

  • Approximate Cost: $1,925
  • Intel Core i9 - 2.4 GHz
  • 32 GB memory
  • 1 TB solid state drive
  • 24" display
Premium Minitower
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When ordering in Workday upgrade monitor warranty to 4 Year Advanced Exchange

  • Approximate Cost: $2,025
  • Intel Core i9 - 2.4 GHz
  • 32 GB memory
  • 1 TB solid state drive
  • 24" display
Premium Laptop
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  • Approximate Cost: $2,550
  • Intel Core i7 - 2.4 GHz
  • 32 GB memory
  • 1 TB solid state drive
  • 14" display

Apple Platform

Standard iMac
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  • Approximate Cost - $1,575
  • Apple M1 Chip - 8 core CPU 8 core GPU
  • 8 GB of memory
  • 256 GB solid state drive
  • 24" display
Uplift iMac
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  • Approximate Cost: $1,775
  • Apple M1 Chip
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256 GB solid state drive
  • 24" Retina 4.5K display
Premium iMac
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  • Approximate Cost: $1,975
  • Apple M1 Chip
  • 16 GB memory
  • 512 GB solid state drive
  • 24" Retina 4.5K display
MacBook Air
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  • Approximate Cost: $1,300
  • Apple M1 chip
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256 GB solid state drive
  • 13" display
MacBook Pro
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  • Approximate Cost: $2,700
  • Apple M1 Pro
  • 32 GB memory
  • 1 TB solid state drive
  • 14" display

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