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PC Purchasing Recommendations

The Astro IT group has leveraged our knowledge and relationships with various computer vendors to provide hardware recommendations for business and research applications here in PMA. Below you will find a list of hardware recommendations and vendors with which we have worked closely to ensure the best possible pricing and service.

Desktop computers

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Small Form Factor: administrative and business applications

  • 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: engineering applications

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

Laptop Computers

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