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Technology Purchasing

We will not be placing any orders for computer hardware until September 21st (09/21/2020).

This website details the options for university departments purchasing new computer hardware. All campus computers, tablets, and monitors must be purchased through IT to ensure we can support them. We will not support any other hardware unless we give written permission. Any questions on the details for these computers can be directed to Zach Gloshen (, 920-465-2470).

These prices below are the current estimates and are subject to change. Macs can easily be configured with any option Apple offers. Although we can order computers any time of the year, we encourage departments to submit purchases for the large spring order to reduce our costs. Our price on HP's is valid all year, but it's dependent on the number of computers we purchase in Spring. We get a discount on our Apple order in spring (except iPads), but pay normal academic prices the rest of the year. Microsoft discounts change monthly. All Windows desktops and laptops come with 4 year warranties. iPads can be purchased with AppleCare.


  Desktop – Windows Desktop – Mac Option 1 Desktop – Mac Option 2
Model Dell OptiPlex 5070 SFF iMac iMac
Screen Size Supports up to three monitors 21.5” 4K* 27” 5K*
Processor Intel Core i5 8500 - Six Core  Intel Core i5 8500 - Six Core 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5 8500 - Six Core 3.0 GHz
Graphics Intel UHD 630 Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB GDDR5 Radeon Pro 570X with 4GB GDDR5
Memory 8 GB (2x4GB) DDR4-2666

8 GB

16 GB
Hard Drive Size

512 GB SSD

256 GB SSD or 512 GB SSD

512 GB SSD
Optical Drive CD/DVD Burner None None
Webcam None - Can purchase standalone webcam 720p HD Webcam 720p HD Webcam



$1584 or $1764

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*Macs support additional monitors, but will require adapters ($10-30).

4-5 year old computers with monitors are reused for qualified student workers, Ad-Hocs, rentals, etc. Rentals are $45/month and include monitors. Purchase price is $100 with a one year life cycle.


Laptops no longer include a carrying case. I may have some used cases available. I can also order a Dell Sleeve for $12 or a Dell Carrying Case for $34.

  Windows Laptop Option 1 Mac Laptop Option 1 Mac Laptop Option 2 Mac Laptop Option 3
Model Dell Latitude 5410 MacBook Air 13" MacBook Pro 13" MacBook Pro 16"
Screen Size 14" (1920x1080 resolution) 13.3" (2560x1600 resolution) 13.3” (2560x1600 resolution) 16” Retina (3072x192- resolution)
Processor Intel i5-10210U - quad-core 1.6 GHz w/ 4.2 GHz Turbo Intel i5-8210Y - dual-core 1.6 GHz w/ 3.0 GHz Turbo Intel i5-8279U - quad-core 2.4 GHz w/ 4.1 GHz Turbo Intel i7-9750H - six-core 2.6 GHz w/ 4.5 GHz Turbo
Graphics Intel UHD 620 Intel UHD 617 Intel Iris Plus 655 Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB GDDR6 + Intel HD 630
Memory 16 GB 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB SSD 128 GB SSD 256 GB SSD 512 GB SSD (+$180 for 1 TB)
Optical Drive None None None None
Keyboard Back-lit Keyboard (No Number Pad) Back-lit Keyboard (No Number Pad) with Finger ID Back-lit Keyboard (No Number Pad) with Touch Bar and Finger ID Back-lit Keyboard (No Number Pad) with Touch Bar and Finger ID
Webcam 720p HD Webcam 720p HD Webcam 720p HD Webcam 720p HD Webcam
Weight 3.26 pounds 2.75 pounds 3.02 pounds 4.3 pounds
Size 12.71" x 8.50" x 0.8” 11.97" x 8.36" x 0.16-0.61" 11.97" x 8.36" x 0.59" 14.09" x 9.68" x 0.64"
Price $825 $1218 $1848 $2388
Docking Station* (Optional) $134      
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*Docking station is required for dual monitors support.  It comes with a power adapter so one can be left at the user's desk all the time.  Docking stations are highly recommended when the laptop is the primary computer for a user and they plan to hook it up to a monitor.  


iPads must be purchased through IT.  We can only manage them if we purchase through Apple.  AppleCare is available and recommended for the more expensive models.  

  32 GB WiFI 64 GB WiFi 128 GB WiFi 256 GB WiFi 512 GB WiFi 1 TB WiFi
iPad 10.2" $299   $399      
iPad Air 10.5"   $479   $609    
iPad Mini 7.9"   $379   $529    
iPad Pro 11"   $749   $899 $1099 $1499
iPad Pro 12.9"   $949   $1099 $1299 $1699



We often have used HP 19" monitors available for $30 each.  (Adapters may be needed and can cost up to $29)

We now offer a Dell 24" monitor with USB-C.  It can transfer both power and video over a single USB-C cable to our newest HP laptops and MacBooks, and it can daisy chain a second monitor for Windows computers.  This can potentially eliminate the need for docking stations in some cases (as long as you don't need wired network), or be an alternative to buying a second power adapter to just leave on your desk. 

  Dell 24" with USB-C Dell 27" with USB-C Dell 32" 4K HDR with USB-C
Model U2419HC P2720DC U3219Q
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 3840 x 2160
Cost $187 $280 $879
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