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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 5530 – Basic 
    • Dell Mobile Precision 7530 – Advanced

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

Lenovo Purchase Program - through CDW-G

MSI Purchase Program

    • MSI discounted systems can be purchase through the Campus Computer Store (Hi-Ed).
    • Basic - MSI WE63 8SJ 234 - i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro P2000, 15.6" HD Display
    • Advanced - MSI WS63 8SK 017 - i7, 512GB SSD, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro P3200, 15.6" HD Display (VR Ready)

Recommended Accessories (least expensive):


NON-DESIGN STUDENTS

Dell Direct Purchase Program

The School of Architecture Technology staff is recommending:

    • Dell Mobile Precision 5530 –  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 advance design student offering.

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

Lenovo Purchase Program - through CDW-G

  • In order to purchase Lenovo computers through CDW-G at our discounted price you MUST: send your (1) Name, (2) UT Email, & (3) phone number to: timrebo@cdwg.com - They will create you an account that will allow you to purchase under the discount program.

    • Non-Design - Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (20M9000GUS)
  • Non-design students with strong digital technologies skills and interests may want to consider upgrading to the basic or advance design student offering.

  • To visit the Lenovo/CDW-G portal: Https://www.cdwg.com/shop/custompages/default.aspx?CustomPageKey=F765F19F97E34B1A9EE72EDB5DBAD17B

MSI Purchase Program

  • MSI WE63 8SI 238 - i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro P1000, 15.6" HD Display


Pricing Comparison Charts (some prices subject to change, last updated 8/13/18)

Design-Basic Models

PriceWeightPrice Comparable PackageProcessorRAMSSDVideoScreenWarrantyAccidental DamageExternal Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Lock
Dell Mobile Precision 5530$2596.12 (Dell)4.25 lbs. (w/ 6 cell battery)$2596.12

i7 6-core 2.6GHz

+$109.40 upgrade Xeon 6-core 2.7 GHz

+$201.65 upgrade i9 6-core 2.9GHz

16 GB

+$268.49 upgrade to 32 GB

512 GB

+$99.00 add 1TB data drive

+$159.00 add 2TB data drive

NVIDIA Quadro P2000

15.6" HD


+$281.85 upgrade to 4k Touchscreen

3 years

+$171.10 for 4 years

+$316.31 for 5 years

3 years

(price included in warranty)

Yes

Included in default package:

  • Dell P2417H Monitor
  • Dell MS116 Keyboard & Mouse
  • Kensignton Combo Laptop Lock
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (20M9000XUS)

$2289.00 (amazon)


$2362.87 (CDW-G)

5.4 lbs.$2840.77 w/ Lenovo 3 year warranty, accidental damage, monitor, keyboard, mouse and lock.i7 6-core 2.6GHz

16 GB

+$256.87 upgrade to 32 GB (CDW-G)

512 GBNVIDIA Quadro P200015.6" HD

3 years (factory)

+$369 to extend warranty/accidental to 4 years - Safeware (campuscomputer.com)

+$449.11 for Lenovo 4-year warranty/accidental/premier support. (CDW-G)

+$260.46 for Lenovo 3-year warranty/accidental/premier support. (CDW-G)


1 year (factory)

No

+$143 for least expensive options on Amazon

+$239.72 Lenovo ThinkVision P24q Monitor (CDW-G)

+$32.67 Lenovo Essential Wired Keyboard and Mouse (CDW-G)

MSI WE63 8SJ-234

$1799.95 (campus computer)

$1849.00 (amazon)

5.05 lbs.

$2231.95 w/ Safeware 4 year warranty, accidental damage, and amazon monitor, keyboard, mouse and lock

*slower processor

i7 6-core 2.2GHz16 GB512 GBNVIDIA Quadro P200015.6" HD

3 years (factory)

+$289 to extend warranty/accidental to 4 years - Safeware (campuscomputer.com)

1 year (factory)

No

+$143 for least expensive options on Amazon

Design-Advanced Models

PriceWeightPrice Comparable PackageProcessorRAMSSDVideoScreenWarrantyAccidental DamageExternal Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Lock
Dell Mobile Precision 7530$3599.99 (Dell)5.75 lbs.

$3599.99

*faster processor

Xeon 6-core 2.9GHz

32 GB

+$448.75 upgrade to 64 GB

512 GBNVIDIA Quadro P3200

15.6" HD

+$213.86 upgrade to 4k Screen

3 years

+$132.14 for 4 years

+$277.34 for 5 years

3 years

(price included in warranty extension)

Yes

Included in default package:

  • Dell P2417H Monitor
  • Dell MS116 Keyboard & Mouse
  • Kensignton Combo Laptop Lock
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (20M9000LUS)$2658.23 (CDW-G) ($2915.10 with recommended RAM upgrade)5.4 lbs.

$3447.95 w/ Lenovo 3 year warranty, accidental damage, monitor, keyboard, mouse and lock.

*medium processor

i7 6-core 2.6GHz

16 GB

+$256.87 upgrade to 32 GB (CDW-G)

512 GBNVIDIA Quadro P3200

15.6" HD

+$472.57 upgrade to 4k Touchscreen (20M90024US) (CDW-G)

3 years (factory)

+$369 to extend warranty/accidental to 4 years - Safeware (campuscomputer.com)

+$449.11 for Lenovo 4-year warranty/accidental/premier support. (CDW-G)

+$260.46 for Lenovo 3-year warranty/accidental/premier support. (CDW-G)

1 year (factory)

No

+$143 for least expensive options on Amazon

+$239.72 Lenovo ThinkVision P24q Monitor (CDW-G)

+$32.67 Lenovo Essential Wired Keyboard and Mouse (CDW-G)

MSI WS63 8SK-017$2749.95 (campus computer)4.2 lbs.

$3261.95 w/ Safeware 4 year warranty, accidental damage, and amazon monitor, keyboard, mouse and lock

*slower processor

i7 6-core 2.2GHz32 GB

512 GB (Boot)

+ 2TB Data Drive

NVIDIA Quadro P320015.6" HD

3 years (factory)

+$369 to extend warranty/accidental to 4 years - Safeware (campuscomputer.com)

1 year (factory)

No

+$143 for least expensive options on Amazon

Non-Design Models

PriceWeightProcessorRAMSSDVideoScreenWarrantyAccidental Damage
Dell Mobile Precision 5530$2299.99 (Dell)4.25 lbs.i7 6-core 2.6GHz16 GB512 GBNVIDIA Quadro P100015.6" HD

3 years

+$150.52 for 4 years

+$295.73 for 5 years

3 years

(price included in warranty)


Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (20M9000GUS)$2214.72 (CDW-G)5.4 lbs.i7 6-core 2.6GHz16 GB512 GBNVIDIA Quadro P100015.6" HD

3 year (factory)

+$369 to extend warranty/accidental to 4 years - Safeware (campuscomputer.com)

+$449.11 for Lenovo 4-year warranty/accidental/premier support. (CDW-G)

+$260.46 for Lenovo 3-year warranty/accidental/premier support. (CDW-G)

1 year (factory)
MSI WE63 8SI-238$1549.00 (amazon)5.05 lbs.i7 6-core 2.2GHz16 GB512 GBNVIDIA Quadro P100015.6" HD

3 years (factory)

+$289 to extend warranty/accidental to 4 years - Safeware (campuscomputer.com)

1 year (factory)