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Computer Upgrades and New Device Purchases

An overview of the recommended upgrades for SSCC managed workstations

Solid State Drives (SSD)
Apple Computers
Raspberry Pi


Below are some pre-configured options for new Dell Workstations and Laptops available for purchase through the campus purchasing agreement with Dell. For additional options, and to customize the suggestions below, visit the

Dell Preconfigured Desktops

dell optiplex lineup
Dell OptiPlex 5000 Small Form Factor Tower
Processor 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-12500 (6-Core, 18MB Cache, 3.0GHz to 4.6GHz, 65W) 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-12600 (6-Core, 18MB Cache, 3.3GHz to 4.8GHz, 65W)
Memory (RAM) 16GB, 1x16GB, DDR4 non-ECC Memory 16GB, 1x16GB, DDR4 non ECC memory
Storage M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe
Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics
Optical Drive No Optical Drive 8x DVD+/-RW
Additional Hard Drive Support Yes Yes
Price $865 $883
  • Includes 3 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
  • All models include Dell mouse & keyboard.

Dell Preconfigured Laptops

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2022 Dell Latitude 5530 5430 7330
Screen Size 15.6" FHD (UHD Available) 14" FHD (UHD Available) 13.3" FHD (UHD Available)
Processor 12th Generation Intel Core i5-1235U (10 Core, 12M cache, up to 4.4GHz, vPro) 12th Generation Intel Core i5-1235U (10 Core, 12M cache, up to 4.2GHz) 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1245U (10 Core, 12M cache, up to 4.2GHz)
Memory 16 GB, 1X16 GB 16 GB, 1x16GB 16 GB, Integrated
Storage M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD M.2 256GB PCle NVMe SSD
Graphics Intel Iris Xe graphics Intel Iris XE Graphics Intel Iris XE Graphics
Extras Fingerprint reader, FHD Webcam, WiFi 6E Fingerprint reader, FHD Webcam, WiFi 6E Fingerprint reader, FHD Webcam, WiFi 6E
Price $1274.54 $1274.51 $1297.87 ($1519.47 for 2 in 1 w/ Touch Screen)


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Dell Monitors

All monitors purchased directly from Dell have a 3 year warranty. 
  • 23-inch Monitors
    • P2319H, $139
  • 24-inch Monitors
    • P2419H, $146
    • U2419H, $182, Available with USB-C +$5 (U2419HC)
  • 27-inch Monitors
    • U2719D, $340, Available with USB-C (U2719HC)
Note: The "U###" series monitors are high-end, high-resolution models (Ultra-Sharp Series).

Solid State Drives

Standard SATA SSDM.2 Form Factor SSDHigh Performance SATA SSD
256 GB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]256 GB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]256 GB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]
500 GB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]500 GB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]500 GB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]
1 TB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]1 TB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]1 TB (B&H Photo) [Shop@UW]

Apple Computers

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Apple products and be purchased through the Shop@UW Punchout catalog. More information available here.

Note: M1 Macs only support a single external display at this time. 

Raspberry Pi

Please contact the SSCC Help Desk to submit a Raspberry Pi requisition.

Keywords:desktop, support, pc, upgrades, recommendations, parts, ssd, hard drive, memory,   Doc ID:95935
Owner:Cody G.Group:Social Science Computing Cooperative
Created:2019-11-18 13:20 CDTUpdated:2021-10-26 09:09 CDT
Sites:Social Science Computing Cooperative
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