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Recommended Dell Models

Faculty and staff in Weinberg may purchase any Dell computer meeting the minimum Weinberg IT hardware/warranty standards, but we recommend the Optiplex desktops and Latitude laptops:

All recommended Weinberg IT models can be customized on the Dell page on iBuyNU. Please check the bundles for available customization options.

Purchasing

Dell models recommended by Weinberg IT can be accessed in the Dell store in iBuyNU.

Image of HDMI, DVI, VGA, and Displayport outputs

Recommended desktop: OptiPlex 7050 Small Form Factor

This option may be found under "NU Contractually Discounted Desktops" in the Dell punch-out.

Recommended desktop with high expandability for power users: Optiplex 7050 Minitower

This option may be found under "NU Contractually Discounted Desktops" in the Dell punch-out.

Recommended Space-Saver: Optiplex 7050 microform factor with monitor stand

The desktop for this option may be found under "NU Contractually Discounted Desktops" in the Dell punch-out, under the title "Optiplex 7050 MFF." The monitor and monitor stand can be found by searching by the product number in the Dell punch-out.

Micro All-in-One Stand, Dell Part #452-BCQC

Recommended lightweight laptops: 12.5" Latitude 7280                 

These options may be found under "NU Contractually Discounted Laptops" in the Dell punch-out.Front and back sides of laptop.

Longer Battery Life

Faster Performance

Processor: 2.6 GHz i5

Processor: 2.8 GHz i7

Memory: 8 GB (1x8 GB) DDR4, 2133 MHz

Memory: 8 GB (1x8 GB) DDR4, 2133 MHz

Hard disk: 256 GB Solid State Drive

Hard disk: 256 GB Solid State Drive

Screen: 12.5" HD widescreen (1366 x 768)

Screen: 12.5" HD widescreen (1366 x 768)

DVD Drive: N/A

DVD Drive: N/A

Weight: 2.77 lbs. (with 4-cell battery)

Weight: 2.77 lbs. (with 4-cell battery)

Please note that this is a base hard drive recommendation. Before purchasing, consider if you require greater storage capacity for large amounts of data. If you have questions about choosing a hard drive, please enter a service request.

Recommended traditional laptops: 14" Latitude 7480

 

These options may be found under "NU Contractually Discounted Laptops" in the Dell punch-out.Open laptop with keyboard and screen.

Longer Battery Life

Faster Performance

Processor: 2.6 GHz i5

Processor: 2.80 GHz i7

Memory: 8GB

Memory: 8GB

Hard drive: 256 GB SSD

Hard drive: 256 GB SSD

Screen: 14" widescreen (1920x1080)

Screen: 14" widescreen (1920x1080)

DVD Drive: N/A

DVD Drive: N/A

Weight 3.13 lbs. (with 4-cell battery)

Weight 3.13 lbs. (with 4-cell battery)

Please note that this is a base hard drive recommendation. Before purchasing, consider if you require greater storage capacity for large amounts of data. If you have questions about choosing a hard drive, please enter a service request.

Recommended Monitor: P2417H Professional

24 inch monitor showing a beach scene.

Recommended docks

WD 15 TB 16

2 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type A

2 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type A

3 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - 9 pin USB Type A

3 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - 9 pin USB Type A

1 x display / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A

1 x display / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A

1 x display / video - Mini DisplayPort - Mini DisplayPort

1 x display / video - DisplayPort - Mini DisplayPort

1 x network - RJ-45

1 x network - RJ-45

1 x headset - output - mini-phone 3.5 mm

1 x headset - output - mini-phone 3.5 mm

1 x video - VGA - 15 pin D-Sub (DB-15) 1 x video - VGA - 15 pin D-Sub (DB-15)

1 x audio - output - mini-phone 3.5 mm

1 x audio - output - mini-phone 3.5 mm

Support up to 2 monitors

1 x display / video - DisplayPort - 20 pin DisplayPort

1 x Thunderbolt 3 - Thunderbolt - USB Type C

Support up to 3 monitors

Cost: View current pricing.

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