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DESIGN STUDENTS

We are currently suggesting 2 tiers for incoming design students:

  • Basic - This is the recommended system for most design students.
  • Advanced - (VR Ready)  This is the recommended system for students who are interested in using advanced and emerging digital technologies in the course of their studies, especially virtual and augmented reality, and also including: advanced rendering, real-time visualization and simulation, advanced scripting and programming, and/or advanced building information modeling.

Dell Direct Purchase Program

The School of Architecture Technology staff is recommending:

    • Dell Mobile Precision 5540 – Basic 
    • Dell Mobile Precision 7540 – Advanced

To visit Dell's student purchase portal and see more details, go to: http://dell.com/utsoa

Lenovo

    • Basic - Lenovo ThinkPad P53 (20QN0049US)
    • Advanced - Lenovo ThinkPad P53 (20QN002JUS)

MSI

    • Basic - MSI WF65 10TI 444 - i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro T1000, 15.6" HD Display
    • Advanced - MSI WS66 10TK 081 - i9, 1TB SSD, 64GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, 15.6" HD Display (VR Ready)


Recommended Accessories (least expensive):

24 Inch Monitor - Amazon Choice


NON-DESIGN STUDENTS

Dell Direct Purchase Program

The School of Architecture Technology staff is recommending:

    • Dell Mobile Precision 5540 –  This is the recommended system for most non-design students.  
    • Non-design students with strong digital technologies skills and interests may want to consider upgrading to the basic or advanced design student offering.

To visit Dell's student purchase portal and see more details, go to: http://dell.com/utsoa

Lenovo

  • Non-Design - Lenovo ThinkPad P53 (20QN002FUS)
  • Non-design students with strong digital technologies skills and interests may want to consider upgrading to the basic or advanced design student offering.

MSI

  • MSI WF65 10TH 1201 - i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro P620, 15.6" HD Display


Pricing Comparison Charts (some prices subject to change, last updated 6/19/20)

Design-Basic Models

PriceWeightRecommended PackageProcessorRAMSSDVideoScreenWarrantyAccidental DamageExternal Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Lock
Dell Mobile Precision 5540$2,127.31 (Dell)3.9 lbs.

i7-9750H 6-core 2.6GHz

+$162.87 upgrade Xeon 6-core 2.8 GHz

+$260.39 upgrade i9-9980HK 8-core 2.4GHz

16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz

+$303.85 upgrade to 32 GB DDR4

512 GB M.2

+$84.86 add 1TB HDD

NVIDIA Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5

+$114.02 upgrade T2000

15.6" FHD

+$205.31 upgrade to OLED UHD 4k non-touch screen

+$235.31 upgrade to UHD 4k Touchscreen

3 years ProSupport Plus

+$136.80 for 4 years

+$316.31 for 5 years

3 years

(price included in ProSupport Plus warranty)

Included in the recommended package:

  • Dell P2417H Monitor
  • Dell MS116 Keyboard & Mouse
  • Kensington Combo Laptop Lock
Lenovo ThinkPad P53 (20QN0049US)

$2,401.97 (CDW-G)

5.5 lbs.
i7-9750H 6-core 2.6GHz

16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz


512 GBNVIDIA Quadro T2000 4GB GDDR515.6" HD

3 years (factory)



1 year (factory)

+$143 for least expensive options on Amazon

+$252.36 Lenovo ThinkVision P24q Monitor (CDW-G)

+$35.90 Lenovo Essential Wired Keyboard and Mouse (CDW-G)

MSI WF65 10TI 444 (WF65444)

$1,414.99 (CDW-G)

4.1lbs.


i7-10750H 6-core 2.6 GHz16 GB512 GBNVIDIA Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5
15.6" FHD

3 years (factory)


1 year (factory)

+$143 for least expensive options on Amazon

Design-Advanced Models

PriceWeightPrice Comparable PackageProcessorRAMSSDVideoScreenWarrantyAccidental DamageExternal Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Lock
Dell Mobile Precision 7540$2,999.99 (Dell)5.6 lbs.


i9-9980HK 8-core 2.4 GHz

+$97.92 upgrade to Xeon E2286M 6-core 2.4GHz

32 GB DDR4

+$234.00 upgrade to 64 GB

512 GB M.2NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6

15.6" UltraSharp FHD

+$73.32 upgrade to a touchscreen

3 years


3 years

(price included in ProSupport Plus warranty)

Included in default package:

  • Dell P2417H Monitor
  • Dell MS116 Keyboard & Mouse
  • Kensington Combo Laptop Lock
Lenovo ThinkPad P53 (20QN002JUS)$3,852.34 (CDW-G)5.4 lbs.


i9-9880H 8-core 2.3GHz

32 GB DDR4

512 GBNVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 8GB GDDR6

15.6" HD


3 years (factory)

1 year (factory)

+$143 for least expensive options on Amazon

+$252.36 Lenovo ThinkVision P24q Monitor (CDW-G)

+$35.90 Lenovo Essential Wired Keyboard and Mouse (CDW-G)

MSI WS66 10TK 081 (WS66081)
$3,032.99 (CDW-G)4.6 lbs.


i9-10980HK 8-core 2.4 GHz64 GB DDR4

1 TB

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6
15.6" FHD

3 years (factory)


1 year (factory)

+$143 for least expensive options on Amazon

Non-Design Models

PriceWeightProcessorRAMSSDVideoScreenWarrantyAccidental Damage
Dell Mobile Precision 5540$2,002.27 (Dell)3.9 lbs.i7-9750H 6-core 2.6GHz
16 GB256 GBNVIDIA Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR515.6" HD

3 years


3 years

(price included in ProSupport Plus warranty)


Lenovo ThinkPad P53 (20QN002FUS)$1,854.34 (CDW-G)5.4 lbs.i5-9400H 4-core 2.5GHz16 GB256 GBNVIDIA Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR515.6" HD

3 year (factory)


1 year (factory)
MSI WF65 10TH 1201 (WF651201)$1,262.99 (CDW-G)4.1 lbs.i7-10750H 6-core 2.2GHz16 GB512 GBNVIDIA Quadro P62015.6" HD

3 years (factory)


1 year (factory)