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PC Purchasing Recommendations

We leverage our knowledge and relationships with vendors to provide optimal hardware recommendations for research here in PMA. We have a number of vendors with whom we have built and maintain our professional services with to provide that upmost quality of service and hardware. Below you will find a list of hardware recommendations and vendors which Caltech Procurement and our IT Group works closely with to ensure the best possible pricing and quality.

Computer recommendations based upon our standard support model.

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Small Form Factor: Admininistrators

  • Latest Processor with 2-4 Cores
  • 1 TB SSD OS
  • 1 TB SSD Backup SSD
  • 16 - GB Memory
  • 2 Each 27" Dell Monitor U2721DE

Dell or BOXX Workstations: Engineerings

Precision Tower 5810 or Boxx (Custom for SolidWorks 3D rendering)

  • Latest Processor with 4 - 16 Cores
  • 1 TB SSD OS
  • 1 TB SSD Backup SSD
  • 32 - GB Memory
  • 2 Each 27" Dell Monitor U2721DE

Laptops:

Apple

MacBook Pro

  • Latest Processor with 4 - 8 Cores
  • 1 TB SSD OS
  • 16 GB Memory
  • 1 Each 27" Dell Monitor U2721DE
  • Apple Magic Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Touchpad
  • IOGEAR Ultra-Slim USB-C Docking Station w/ Power Delivery Pass-Through - Silver

Dell

  • XPS
  • Latest Processor with 4 - 8 Cores
  • 1 TB SSD OS
  • 16 GB Memory
  • 1 Each 27" Dell Monitor U2721DE
  • Apple Magic Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Touchpad
  • IOGEAR Ultra-Slim USB-C Docking Station w/ Power Delivery Pass-Through - Silver