College of FAA, Services, Computer Hardware Recommendations

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This article applies only to Faculty, Staff and Students of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA).

For more information, please contact Technology Services at FAA via:

• Phone: (217) 333-1986
• The Web: https://it.faa.illinois.edu/

Technology Services at FAA is available to lend our knowledge of computing hardware and College of Fine and Applied Arts policies to recommend suitable technologies and resources to all users.

Please make sure to verify your choice with Technology Services at FAA before making a final purchase, so that we may confirm that there are no problems due to known hardware issues, model or part number changes, or support issues. 

Pricing and models change frequently. We will work to review and revise standard configuration recommendations on a quarterly basis. 

For general inquiries or other configurations please contact the Technology Services at FAA helpdesk.

Mac Equipment

Apple Laptops

 ModelDisplay  ProcessorRAM Storage Video Card Price Part # Buy Link Comments Required Hardware
 11" MacBook Air 11" 1366x7681.6GHz i5 4GB 256GB SSD Integrated Varies 14720130  iBuy -> TechZone Punchout Must order custom with 8GB RAM Apple USB -> Ethernet Dongle
13" MacBook Air  13" 1440x9001.6GHz i5 4GB 256GB SSD Integrated Varies 14720154 iBuy -> TechZone Punchout Must order custom with 8GB RAM Apple USB -> Ethernet Dongle
13" MacBook Pro (2015) 13" 2560x16002.7GHz i5 8GB 256GB SSD Integrated $1,399.00 14720109 iBuy -> TechZone Punchout  Apple Thunderbolt -> Ethernet Dongle
 13" MacBook Pro (2015) 13" 2560x16002.7GHz i5 8GB 512GB SSD Integrated $1,699.00 14720116 iBuy -> TechZone Punchout  Apple Thunderbolt -> Ethernet Dongle
15" MacBook Pro (2015)15" 2880x1800 2.2GHz i7 16GB 256GB SSD Integrated $1,899.00 14744877  iBuy -> TechZone Punchout  Apple Thunderbolt -> Ethernet Dongle
 15" MacBook Pro (2015) 15" 2880x18002.5GHz i7 16GB 512GB SSD AMD M370X 2GB $2,299.00 14744884  iBuy -> TechZone Punchout  Apple Thunderbolt -> Ethernet Dongle


Apple Desktops

 Model Display  Processor  RAM  Storage  Video Card  Price  Part #  Buy Link  Comments  Required Hardware 
Mac Mini  None  2.8GHz i5  8GB  1TB Fusion Drive  Integrated  $949.00  14682018  iBuy -> TechZone Punchout Custom Config with SSD recommended (contact us) Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Dongles
 iMac 21" 21.5" 4096x2304 3.1GHz i5 (Quad-Core)  8GB  1TB HDD  Integrated  $1,399.00  14812194  iBuy -> TechZone Punchout    
 iMac 27" 27.5" 5120x2880  3.2GHz i5 (Quad-Core)  8GB  1TB+32GB Fusion Drive  AMD Radeon R9 M390 2GB  $1,899.00  14812224  iBuy -> TechZone Punchout    


Windows Equipment


Windows Laptops

 Model  Display  Processor  RAM  Storage  Video Card  Price  Part #  Buy Link  Comments  Required Hardware
Dell Latitude E7270  12" 1366x768  2.4GHz i5  8GB  256GB SSD  Integrated   $1,219.31 RCRC1112802-4321120  iBuy -> Dell Punchout  Custom Full-HD configuration available   
Dell Latitude E7470  14" 1920x1080  2.4GHz i5  8GB  256GB SSD  Integrated   $1,294.52 RCRC1112802-4321126  iBuy -> Dell Punchout     
Microsoft Surface Pro 4  12" Touchscreen 2736x1824  2.4GHz i5  8GB  256GB SSD  Integrated  $1,217.69  3862819  CDW Purchase   Surface Pro 4 Dock OR Ethernet Adapter 

Windows Desktops

 Model  Display  Processor  RAM  Storage  Video Card  Price  Part #  Buy Link  Comments  Required Hardware
Dell Optiplex 7040 SFF  None  3.2GHz i5 (Quad-Core)  8GB  500GB HDD Integrated   $780.25  RCRC1112802-4227636  iBuy -> Dell Punchout    Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Dongles 
 Dell Optiplex 7040 SFF   None   3.2 GHz i5 (Quad-Core)  8GB  256GB SSD  Integrated $962.05 RCRC1112802-4227640  iBuy -> Dell Punchout    Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Dongles 
 Dell Optiplex 7040  None  3.4GHz i7 (Quad-Core)  16GB   512GB SSD  Radeon R7 350x 2GB  $1,324.31 RCRC1112802-4292874  iBuy -> Dell Punchout    Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Dongles 


Accessories and Dongles

 Model Format  Supported Devices  Price Part # Buy Link
 Dell Docking Station D3100  USB 3.0  Latitude E7270 and E7470  $127.49  452-BBPGiBuy -> Dell Punchout 
 Surface Docking Station  Proprietary  Surface Pro 4  $158.24 3862762 CDW Purchase
 Surface Keyboard Proprietary Surface Pro 4 $109.60 3862766 CDW Purchase
 Surface Ethernet Dongle USB 3.0 Surface Pro 4 $35.25 3862763 CDW Purchase
 Apple Ethernet Dongle USB 3.0 All MacBooks  $29.00 14086502 iBuy -> TechZone Punchout
 Apple Ethernet Dongle Thunderbolt All MacBooks $29.00 14316524 iBuy -> TechZone Punchout
 Apple VGA Dongle Thunderbolt  All MacBooks $29.00 14086083 iBuy -> TechZone Punchout
 Apple DVI Dongle Thunderbolt All MacBooks $29.00 14086069 iBuy -> TechZone Punchout




Keywords:purchase, PC, buy   Doc ID:63271
Owner:Michael C.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-05-09 09:22 CSTUpdated:2016-11-08 12:21 CST
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