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Technology at SCU

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 a system, please request a quote by e-mailing quotes@scu.edu to confirm the current pricing before you send your requisition to the Purchasing Department.

PC Platform

Standard Desktop

  • Approximate Cost: $1,000
  • Intel Core i5 - 3.4 GHz
  • 16 GB memory
  • 500 GB hard drive
  • 22" display

Standard Minitower

  • Approximate Cost: $1,000
  • Intel Core i5 - 3.4 GHz
  • 16 GB memory
  • 500 GB hard drive
  • 22" display

Standard Laptop

  • Approximate Cost: $1,050
  • Intel Core i5 - 2.6 GHz
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256 GB solid state drive
  • 14" display

Premium Desktop

  • Approximate Cost: $1,525
  • Intel Core i7 - 3.6 GHz
  • 32 GB memory
  • 512 GB solid state drive
  • 24" display

Premium Minitower

  • Approximate Cost: $1,525
  • Intel Core i7 - 3.6 GHz
  • 32 GB memory
  • 512 GB solid state drive
  • 24" display
 

Premium Laptop

  • Approximate Cost: $2,350
  • Intel Core i7 - 2.9 GHz
  • 32 GB memory
  • 1 TB solid state drive
  • 15" display
 

Apple Platform

Standard iMac

  • Approximate Cost: $1,200
  • Intel Core i5 - 2.3 GHz
  • 8 GB memory
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • 21.5" display

Uplift iMac

  • Approximate Cost: $1,920
  • Intel Core i5 - 3.0 GHz
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256 GB PCIe-based SSD
  • 21.5" display

MacBook Air

  • Approximate Cost: $1,120
  • Intel Core i5 - 1.8 GHz
  • 8 GB memory
  • 128 GB PCIe-based SSD
  • 13" display

Premium iMac

  • Approximate Cost: $2,890
  • Intel Core i5 - 3.4 GHz
  • 32 GB memory
  • 1 TB PCIe-based SSD
  • 21.5" Retina 4K display

Premium iMac 27"

  • Approximate Cost: $3,695
  • Intel Core i7 - 4.2 GHz
  • 32 GB memory
  • 1 TB PCIe-based SSD
  • 27" Retina 5K display
 

MacBook Pro

  • Approximate Cost: $2,950
  • Intel Core i5 - 2.5 GHz
  • 16 GB memory
  • 1 TB PCIe-based SSD
  • 13" display