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Computer Recommendations

Students, check with your academic program to determine the technology requirements for your major or degree.

Staff, check with your supervisor, local support representative, or Tech Central for the appropriate computer recommendations to ensure you have the right tools for your position. 

Desktop Computers

Equipment Standard-use Pricing High-demand Pricing

PC – Dell Optiplex

$800-$1,400 for most users

Up to $2,000 for very high-demand computer need

Mac – Apple iMac

$1,100-$2,000 for must users

Up to $2,500 for very high-demand computer needsLaptop Computers

Laptop Computers

Equipment Standard-use Pricing High-demand Pricing

PC – Dell Latitude

$1,100-$1,800 for most users

Up to $2,500 for very high-demand computer need

Mac – Apple iMac

$1,200-$2,200 for must users

Up to $3,500 for very high-demand computer needsLaptop Computers

The price estimates above do not include tax or costs for peripheral devices (monitors, docks/adapters, non-standard keyboard/mouse, speakers).

The estimates are representative of Dell Premier and Apple eCommerce account prices as of February, 2020.

AppleCare+ three-year warranty is sold separately but is highly recommended.

Tech Central

Phone: 310.506.4357 (HELP)

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Technology Service Request Forms

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