Recommended Computer Guidelines

To maintain high technology standards as well as high-level technical support, all staff/faculty computer purchases should follow these recommended computer hardware standards.

The computers below have been customized to work well in our environment, and provide the university with the best value.  If you are interested in purchasing a model not on this page, please contact Information Services and we can work on your needs together.

Windows

Est. $958.61

Specs

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (4 Core / 6MB / 1.6GHz)
  • Memory: 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4
  • Storage: M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 9560 (802.11ac) 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dimensions: 13-inch Screen
  • Dell USB 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter

Optional

  • Memory: 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 + $222.52
  • Storage: 2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive + $104.40
  • Storage: 2 1TB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive + $230.83

Accessories

  • Dell Universal Dock D6000 – $179.99
  • Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter DA300 – $74.99
  • Dell Active Pen PN338M – $31.49
  • Dell 24-Inch Monitor P2419H – $141.00
  • Dell 24-Inch Monitor w/ Speaker, Mic, and Camera – $165.98
  • Tripp Lite Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlet 15′ Cord 790 Joules – surge protector – 1.875 kW +$21.49
  • Tripp Lite Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlet 8′ Cord 990 Joule – surge protector – 1.875 kW +$12.03

Est. $981.10

Specs

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (4 Core / 6MB / 1.6GHz)
  • Graphics and Memory: 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4
  • Storage: M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 9560 (802.11ac) 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0

Optional

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor (4 Core / 8MB Cache / 1.9GHz) + $101.58
  • Storage: M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive + $65.84
  • Storage: M.2 1TB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive + $167.93
  • 14″ FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) AG, Touch, 3.0mm IR Cam/Mic, WLAN capable, Carbon Fiber + $48.78

Accessories

  • Dell Universal Dock D6000 – $179.99
  • Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter DA300 – $74.99
  • Dell Active Pen PN338M – $31.49
  • Dell 24-Inch Monitor P2419H – $141.00
  • Dell 24-Inch Monitor w/ Speaker, Mic, and Camera – $165.98
  • Tripp Lite Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlet 15′ Cord 790 Joules – surge protector – 1.875 kW +$21.49
  • Tripp Lite Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlet 8′ Cord 990 Joule – surge protector – 1.875 kW +$12.03

Est. $929.04

Specs

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (4 Core / 6MB /1.6GHz)
  • Memory: 16GB (1x16GB) DDR4
  • Storage: M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
  • Screen: 15.6″ FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, Camera & Microphone, WLAN Capable
  • Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 9560 (802.11ac) 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dell USB 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter

Optional

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor (4 Core / 8MB / 1.9GHz) + $106.56
  • Storage:
    • M2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive + $68.18
    • M.2 1TB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive + $173.90

Accessories

  • Dell Universal Dock D6000 – $179.99
  • Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter DA300 – $74.99
  • Dell Active Pen PN338M – $31.49
  • Dell 24-Inch Monitor P2419H – $141.00
  • Dell 24-Inch Monitor w/ Speaker, Mic, and Camera – $165.98
  • Tripp Lite Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlet 15′ Cord 790 Joules – surge protector – 1.875 kW +$21.49
  • Tripp Lite Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlet 8′ Cord 990 Joule – surge protector – 1.875 kW +$12.03

Est. $547.74

Specs

  • Processor: Intel Core™ i5-9500 (6 Core/9MB/3.0GHz)
  • Memory: 16GB (1x16GB) 2666MHz DDR4 UDIMM
  • Storage: M.2 256GB PCle NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive

Optional

  • Processor: Intel Core™ i7-9700 (8 Core/12MB/3.0GHz); +$79.00
  • Memory: 32GB 2x16GB 2666MHz DDR4 UDIMM +$156.59
  • Storage: M.2 512GB PCle NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive +$89.38
  • Storage: M.2 1TB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive +$234.00
  • Video Card:
    • NVIDIA GeForce® GT 730, 2GB, LP (DP/DP) +$38.00
    • AMD Radeon™ RX 550, 4GB, LP (DP/mDP/mDP) +$62.00

Accessories

  • Dell Universal Dock D6000 – $179.99
  • Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter DA300 – $74.99
  • Dell Active Pen PN338M – $31.49
  • Dell 24-Inch Monitor P2419H – $141.00
  • Dell 24-Inch Monitor w/ Speaker, Mic, and Camera – $165.98
  • Tripp Lite Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlet 15′ Cord 790 Joules – surge protector – 1.875 kW +$21.49
  • Tripp Lite Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlet 8′ Cord 990 Joule – surge protector – 1.875 kW +$12.03

Apple

Est: $1807.95

Specs

  • 1.4GHz quad-core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • AppleCare+ for MacBook Pro
  • Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet

Options

  • Space Gray or Silver
  • 1.7GHz quad-core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz – + $270.00
  • 512GB SSD storage – + $200.00
  • 1TB SSD storage – + $400.00

Est: $1591.95

Specs

  • 1.6GHz dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
  • AppleCare+ for MacBook Air
  • Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet

Options

  • 512GB SSD storage – + $200.00
  • 1TB SSD storage – + $400.00

Est: $1728

Specs

  • 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor
  • 16GB DDR4 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB video memory
  • AppleCare+ for iMac

Options

  • 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz – + $240.00
  • 32GB DDR4 memory – + $360.00
  • 512GB SSD storage – + $180.00
  • 1TB SSD storage – + $360.00

Discounted Personal Software

Faculty, staff and students can explore discounted software on their personal machines via OnTheHub, which sells a range of software negotiated under Purdue’s campus agreements.


Shop the Purdue OnTheHub Web Store

Discounted Personal Software

Faculty, staff and students can explore discounted software on their personal machines via OnTheHub, which sells a range of software negotiated under Purdue’s campus agreements.


Shop the Purdue OnTheHub Web Store