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PC Replacement Program (PCR)

The PC Replacement Program annually replaces one quarter of those systems in the program, targeting the most underpowered systems first.  The 2018-2019 program will begin in late May 2018 when an email will be sent to the department chairs requesting they identify the computers in their department eligible for replacement via our web-based form.

The 2018-2019 PC Replacement Program targets the Dell and Apple computers with a PC Replacement Program asset tag (green tags) beginning with "14xxxxx". We deploy lab machines typically during the summer (August/September) and Faculty/Staff machines are typically deployed during the Fall quarter (after the first two weeks of classes are complete).

Each year we work with our vendors to maximize the computer configuration while staying within our budget.  Next we create the Apple configuration to closely mimic the PC configuration.  The cost of an Apple computer is higher than a PC, resulting in a "price difference" cost for the customer choosing an Apple computer.

In order for a machine to be eligible for PC Replacement, it must be complete (have all components in working order), in working order, in use and have the eligible PC Replacement Property tag on the CPU and display. Machines with PC Replacement property tags starting with "13" and older are no longer eligible for PC Replacement.

Santa Clara University applies an asset tag to all University owned computers including computers not on the PC Replacement Program.  Asset tags for computers not on the PC Replacement Program are white and the asset tag numbers begin with a letter, then a dash ('-'), followed by five numbers.  For example, D-00967 or L-00669.  Below are two representative examples of the asset tags on computers not on the PC Replacement Program.  Computers not on the PC Replacement Program are not eligible for replacement by the program.

Example asset tags for computers NOT eligible for the PC Replacement Program
White Santa Clara University Property tag - number D-00967 White Santa Clara University Property tag - number L-00669

 

Asset tags for computers on the PC Replacement Program and projected replacement years

Projected Replacement Year Asset Tag Target PCAsset Tag Example
2018-2019 Green "14XXXXX" Green PC Replacement Program 2014 - 2015 Asset Tag number 1400060  
2018-2019 Target PCs and Macs:  Dell OptiPlex 7010, Dell Latitude 3340, Dell Latitude E6440, Apple 21.5" iMac (1.4 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 21.5" iMac uplift (2.7 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 21.5" iMac Premium (3.1 GHz Intel Core i7), Apple 27" iMac Premium (3.2 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 13" MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz Intel Core i7), Apple 13" MacBook Air (1.7 GHz Intel Core i7)
2019-2020 Yellow "15XXXXX" Yellow PC Replacement Program 2015 - 2016 Asset Tag number 1500148 Yellow PC Replacement Program 2015 - 2016 Asset Tag - number 1500148 

2019-2020 Target PCs and Macs: Dell OptiPlex 7020, Dell Latitude 3340, Dell Latitude E5450, Apple 21.5" iMac (1.4 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 21.5" iMac uplift (2.7 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 21.5" iMac Premium (3.1 GHz Intel Core i7), Apple 27" iMac Premium (3.2 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 13" MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 13" MacBook Air (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7)

2020-2021 Orange "16XXXXX" Orange PC Replacement Program 2016 - 2017 Asset Tag number 1600401 Orange PC Replacement Program 2016 - 2017 Asset Tag number 1600401 

2020-2021 Target PCs and Macs: Dell OptiPlex 7040, Dell Latitude E5470, Dell Precision 5510, Apple 21.5" iMac (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 21.5" iMac uplift (2.8 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 21.5" iMac Premium (3.1 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 27" iMac Premium (4.0 GHz Intel Core i7), Apple 13" MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 13" MacBook Air (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5)

2021-2022 Black "17XXXXX" An image of the 2017-2018 PC Replacement Program asset tag. 

2020-2021 Target PCs and Macs: Dell OptiPlex 7050, Dell Latitude 5480, Dell Precision 5520, Apple 21.5" iMac (2.3 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 21.5" iMac uplift (3.0 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 21.5" iMac Premium (3.4 GHz Intel Core i5), Apple 27" iMac Premium (4.2 GHz Intel Core i7), Apple 13" MacBook Pro (2.5 GHz Intel Core i7), Apple 13" MacBook Air (1.8 GHz Intel Core i5)