Information Resources & Technology (IRT)

Purchasing a Computer

Stanford offers several computer purchasing programs with reduced prices for both personal and departmental use. To view the discounted prices, you must have a SUNet ID. The Purchasing a Computer website provides general information about buying a laptop or desktop computer at Stanford. Stanford University ITS has put together web pages that describe the purchase program for both Apple and Dell computers.

Computer Recommendations for the School of Medicine*

The following desktop and laptop configurations are examples of our standard computer recommendations.  We  recommend that you purchase a "business class" (as opposed to "consumer class") computer, with a 3 year warranty. We recognize that some users may have other computer requirements, such as weight or size. As always, feel free to contact us at 5-8000 to discuss alternative computers. All laptops must be able to comply with SoM encryption guidelines.

Dell Hardware Recommendations Desktop/Laptop**

Desktop: OptiPlex 9020:

  • OptiPlex 9020
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4770 Processor (Quad Core HT, 3.4GHz Turbo, 8MB, w/ HD Graphics 4600)
  • 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 8490, 1GB DDR3, LP, 1 DP 1 DVI
  • Dell QuietKey Keyboard 
  • 1TB 3.5inch SATA (7.200 RPM) Hard Drive
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Dell MS111 USB Optical Mouse 
  • Internal Dell Business Audio
  • 3 Year ProSupport and 3 Year NBD Onsite Service plus Accidental Damage

Laptop - Latitude E7440 14" Ultrabook:

  • Latitude E7440  
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor (2.1 GHz, 4M Cache)
  • 14.0 HD (1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare WLED-backlit
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
  • Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array
  • 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 4-cell (45Whr) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge™
  • Dell Wireless™ 1506 802.11n Single Band Wi-Fi Half Mini Card
  • 3 Year ProSupport and 3 Year Next Business Day Onsite Service Plus Complete Care

Latitide E7420 12" Ultrabook:

  • E7420 12" Ultrabook 
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor (2.1 GHz, 4M Cache)
  • 12.5" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Dr
  • Intel® Dual Back Wireless-AC 7260 802.11AC Wi-Fi + BT 4.0LE Half Mini Card
  • 3 Year ProSupport and 3 Year Next Business Day Onsite Service Plus Complete Care

Mac Recommendations**:

MacBook Air:

  • MacBook Air, 13-inch
  • 1.7GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz" 
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM 
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
  • Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook / MacBook Air / 13" MacBook Pro - Auto Enroll

MacBook Pro

  • 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz 
  • 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • Backlit Keyboard (English) / User’s Guide
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro - Auto Enroll

iMac:

  • iMac 21.5-inch
  • 3.1GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz 
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1GB GDDR5 
  • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB 
  • 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm 
  • Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto Enroll

 

*Please note, these are recommendations only, for additional assistance with ordering or determining system requirements, please contact the IRT Service Desk at ext 58000, or submit a HelpSU ticket at https://helpsu.stanford.edu

** Please purchase the cheapest available version of Windows (Home Premium 64bit) for PCs, as we now have Microsoft Site Licensing for OS upgrades.

Last updated 11/14/13

 

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