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The Recommended Models information below is accurate but incomplete. We are awaiting additional information and pricing from vendor.

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Introduction

LAITS determines Minimum Computer Hardware Standards as well as Recommended Models. We also have a list of Optional Accessories.

For Printer Recommendations, see our ATS LAITS Printer Recommendations page.

Adhering to these Standards prevents the following issues:

  • No Encryption due to lack of TPM Chip
    • Encryption is required by the State
  • Long lead time to prepare non-standard computer

 

Recommended Models

These are the models we recommend for each use listed in the left column. There will duplicate recommendations due to overlapping needs. The specifications are linked within the table.

 

 

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All Dells should be purchased with the following:

  • 3 Year ProSupport with Next Business Day Onsite Service
  • Keep Your Hard Drive, 3 Years
  • Windows (for licensing purposes)

All Dell should be purchased without an Opal SED (Self-encrypting drive). Self-encrypting drives are problematic and should be avoided.

Costs are subject to change.

Portable

14" Latitude E7470

Standard Portable PC Recommendation.

Cost$
Processori5 6300U Dual Core 2.4 GHz
Memory8 GB DDR4 RAM
Storage256 GB SSD M.2
Graphics

Intel Integrated HD Graphics GT2

PortsEthernet, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, 3x USB 3.0, Stereo, SIM, SD
DisplayBuilt-in 14" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Battery Life11 Hours (3-cell 37 Whr Lithium Polymer battery with ExpressCharge)
Weight3.32 lbs
Optional AccessoriesDell Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Dell E-Port Plus Dock, Additional Display(s)

13" Latitude E7370

Ultra-portable PC Recommendation.

Cost$
Processorm5-6Y54 1.1 GHz up to 2.7 GHz
Memory8 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage256 GB PCIe SSD M.2
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 515
Ports2x Thunderbolt 3, Micro HDMI, USB 3.0, Stereo, Micro SIM, Micro SD
Display13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Battery Life4-Cell 34 Whr ExpressCharge Capable Battery
Weight2.48 lbs
Optional AccessoriesDell Mini DisplayPort to VGA AdapterDell USB 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter, Dell Dock, Additional Display(s)

12" Latitude E7275

Tablet and 2-in-1 PC Recommendation.

Cost$
Processorm5-6Y57 1.1 GHz up to 2.8 GHz
Memory8GB DDR3L RAM
Storage128 GB SSD M.2
Graphics

Intel HD 5300 Graphics

Ports2 x USB 3.1 Type C (Thunderbolt), SD, I2C for Keyboard Connection
Display12.5" 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) Touch
Battery Life8 Hours (3C 31WHr)
Weight1.61 lbs
Optional AccessoriesDell Dock, Dell Thunderbolt Dock, Dell USB-C to VGADell USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0Dell USB-C to Ethernet

15" Precision M5510

Performance Portable PC Recommendation. ARCH.

Cost$2,069.29
Processori7 6820HQ Dual Core 2.7 GHz
Memory16 GB DDR4 RAM
Storage512 GB SSD M.2
GraphicsNvidia Quadro M1000M w/2GB GDDR5
PortsEthernet, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.0, Stereo, SD
DisplayBuilt-in 15.6" UltraSharp FHD IPS (1920x1080)
Battery Life

12 Hours (81Whr)

Weight3.93 lbs
Optional AccessoriesDell Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Dell Dock, Dell Thunderbolt Dock, Additional Display(s)

14" Latitude E5470

Budget Portable PC Recommendation.

Cost$
Processori5 5300U Dual Core 2.3 GHz
Memory8GB DDR3L RAM
Storage256 GB SSD
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520
PortsEthernet, HDMI, VGA, 3x USB 3.0, SD, Stereo
Display14.0" FHD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare LCD, Camera WLAN/WWAN/WIGIG
Battery LifePrimary 4-cell 51W/HR Battery
Weight3.88 lbs
Optional AccessoriesDell E-Port Plus Dock, Additional Display(s)

Desktops

Optiplex 7040SFF

Standard Desktop PC Recommendation.

Cost$ without Recommended Display / $ with Recommended Display
Processori7 6700 Quad Core 3.4 GHz
Memory16 GB DDR4 RAM
Storage256 GB SSD M.2 PCIe
GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 340X (2GB DP/DVI-I)
PortsEthernet, DisplayPort, DVI-I, 6x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, Stereo, Line in, Serial, PS/2
DisplayExternal 24" Ultrasharp Monitor
Optional AccessoriesAdditional Display(s)

Precision 3620MT

Performance Desktop PC Recommendation.

Cost$ without Recommended Display / $ with Recommended Display
ProcessorXeon Quad Core 3.5 GHz
Memory32 GB RAM
Storage512 GB SSD M.2
Graphics2 GB GPU
Ports2x DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, 4x USB 2.0, 6x USB 3.0, Serial
DisplayExternal 24" Ultrasharp Monitor
Optional Accessories 

Optiplex 7440AIO

All in One Desktop PC Recommendation. MDSC.

Cost$
Processori5 6500 Quad Core 3.2 GHz
Memory16GB DDR4 RAM
Storage256 GB PCIe SSD M.2
GraphicsAMD R7 A370 2GB
Ports 
Display

AIO 23.8, FHD WLED NonTouch with Camera, Discrete Graphics, Platinum PSU

Optional Accessories 

Optiplex 5040SFF

Budget Desktop PC Recommendation.

Cost$727.44
Processori5 6500 Quad Core 3.2GHz
Memory8GB DDR3L RAM
Storage256 GB SSD
GraphicsIntel Integrated Graphics
Ports 
DisplayExternal 24" Ultrasharp Monitor
Optional Accessories 

Optiplex 7040M

Classroom Desktop PC.

Cost$
Processori5 6600T Quad Core 2.7 GHz
Memory16GB DDR4 RAM
Storage256GB PCIe SSD M.2
GraphicsIntel Integrated Graphics
PortsDisplayPort
Display 
Optional Accessories 

 

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Portable

15" MacBook Pro (S)

Standard Portable Mac Recommendation.

MagSafe 2 85W Power Adapter.

Cost$1,899.00
Processori7 2.2 GHz Quad Core
Memory16 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage256 GB SSD
GraphicsIntel Iris Pro Graphics
Ports2x Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0,  Stereo, SDXC
Display15"
Battery Life9 Hours
Weight4.49 lbs
Optional Accessories 

13" MacBook Air

Standard and Budget Mac Recommendation.

MagSafe 2 45W Power Adapter.

Cost$1,239.00
Processori5 1.6 GHz Dual Core
Memory8 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage256 GB SSD
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 6000
PortsThunderbolt 2, 2x USB 3.0, Stereo, SDXC
Display13"
Battery Life12 Hours
Weight2.96 lbs
Optional Accessories 

12" MacBook

Ultra-portable Recommendation. Silver.

Cost$1,249.00
ProcessorIntel Core M 1.1 GHz (up to 2.4 GHz)
Memory8 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage256 GB SSD
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 5300
PortsUSB-C, Stereo
Display

12-inch LED-backlit IPS display (2304 x 1440)

Battery Life 
Weight2.03 lbs
Optional Accessories 

15" MacBook Pro (P)

Performance Portable Mac Recommendation.

MagSafe 2 85W Power Adapter.

Cost$2,479.00
Processori7 2.8 GHz Dual Core
Memory16 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage512 GB SSD
GraphicsIntel Iris Pro Graphics + AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2GB GDDR5
Ports2x Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, Stereo, SDXC
Display15"
Battery Life9 Hours
Weight4.49 lbs
Optional Accessories 

iPad Pro

Tablet and 2-in-1 Mac Recommendation. With WiFi, no cellular. Silver.

Cost$929.00
Processor

A9X chip with 64‑bit architecture, M9 coprocessor

Memory 
Storage128 GB SSD
Graphics2732 x 2048 resolution
PortsLightning
Display12.9" LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
Battery Life10 Hours (38.5‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery)
Weight1.57 Lbs
Optional Accessories 

iPad Air 2

Tablet Mac Recommendation. With WiFi, no cellular. Silver.

Cost$479.00
Processor

A8X chip with 64-bit architecture, M8 motion coprocessor

Memory 
Storage64 GB SSD
Graphics2048 x 1536
PortsLightning
Display9.7" LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Battery Life10 Hours (Built-in 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery)
Weight0.98 Lbs
Optional Accessories 

Desktops

27" iMac

Standard and All in One Desktop Mac Recommendation.

Cost$1,879.00
Processori5 3.2 GHz Quad Core
Memory8 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage256 GB SSD ($270 for 512 GB SSD)
GraphicsAMD Radeon R9 M380 2GB of GDDR5
PortsEthernet, 2x Thunderbolt 2, 4x USB 3.0, Stereo, SDXC
Display27" Retina 5K with IPS technology (5120 x 2880)
Optional Accessories 

21.5" iMac

Budget Desktop Mac Recommendation.

Cost$1,429.00
Processori5 2.8 GHZ Quad Core
Memory8 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage256 GB SSD
GraphicsIntel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
PortsEthernet, 2x Thunderbolt 2, 4x USB 3.0, Stereo, SDXC
Display21.5" LED-backlit with IPS technology (1920 x 1080)
Optional Accessories 

Mac Pro

Performance Desktop Mac Recommendation.

Cost$4,329.00
Processor3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 with 12MB L3 cache, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
Memory32GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Storage512 GB PCIe SSD
GraphicsDual AMD FirePro D500 with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM each
Ports

2x Ethernet, 6x Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, 4x USB 3 ports, 1.4 port

Display 
Optional Accessories 

Mac mini

Classroom Desktop Mac.

Cost$1,159.00
Processori5 2.8 GHz Quad Core
Memory16 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage256 GB SSD
GraphicsIntel Iris Graphics
Ports

Ethernet, 2x Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, 4x USB 3 ports, Audio in, Headphone, SDXC, IR receiver

Display 
Optional Accessories 

 

Minimum Supportable Standards

All Computers and Tablets, regardless of cost, must be tagged with a UT Asset Tag.

 

Processor5th Generation Intel
Memory8 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage128 GB SSD or 500 GB HDD (Computer) / 64 GB (Tablet)
GraphicsIntegrated
OtherTPM Chip (PCs Only)

 

Optional Accessories

Displays

PC Mac
BrandNameNumberCostBrandNameNumberCost
Dell

24" Ultrasharp Monitor

U2414H3 Apple

27" Thunderbolt Display

  
Dell

27" Professional Monitor

P2714H     

Adapters

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Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

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Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

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Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

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Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

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USB-C to VGA

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USB-C to VGA Adapter

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Use the Arrows to see the full list of LAITS recommended models. Updated (10/25/2021)


PDF
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Optional Accessories

Displays (check ship times before ordering - most models are on 60 day backorder) 


Displays
NameNumberCost
Dell 24 Video Conferencing Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station) built-in as well as a camera & microphone. Purchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. C2422HE$311.99
Dell 27 Video Conferencing Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station) built-in as well as a camera & microphone. Purchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. C2722DE

$431.99

The Dell UltraSharp 34 USB-C Hub Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station) built-in as well as a camera & microphone. Purchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. U3421WE

$680.00

Dell 24" Ultrasharp Monitor (USB-C Monitor)

P2419HC$179.99

27” Ultrathin Bezel

P2719HC$227.99

Dell 24" Ultrasharp Monitor (RJ45 & USB-C) when purchasing this monitor, a docking station is not necessary. May also daisy-chain monitors in multiple monitor setup. Will charge laptop

U2421HE$231.99

Dell 27" Ultrasharp Monitor (RJ45 & USB-C) when purchasing this monitor, a docking station is not necessary. May also daisy-chain monitors in multiple monitor setup. Will charge laptop

U2721DE$467.19
38" Curve UltraSharp Monitor U3818DW$869.99
49" Curve UltraSharp Monitor U4919DW$985.99

Adapters

 
PC
Mac
NameNumberCostNameNumberCost

Dell Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

 332-2270
$29.57

Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

MB572Z/B$29.00

Dell Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

332-2272 $25.34

Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

MB570LL/B$29.00

Dell USB-C to VGA

470-ABNC $33.79

Belkin USB-C to VGA Adapter

F2CU037dsWHTAPL$39.95

Dell USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0

 
470-ABQN$63.37

Apple

USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter

  
MJ1L2AM/A$79.00

Dell

USB 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter

  Apple
443-BBBD $33.79

Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

MJ1K2AM/A$79.00

Dell USB-C to Ethernet

470-ABND $38.02

Apple USB to Ethernet Adapter

  
MC704LL/A$29.00

Dell

USB-C to

Ethernet

USB-A

 
 
470-ABNE$16.89

Belkin

USB-C to Ethernet Adapter

 
F2CU040dsWHTAPL
     Apple
$34.95



Startech USB-C to Ethernet Adapter

US1GC30A$37.09



Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adapter

      Apple    Apple

USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

      AppleUSB-C
MD463LL/A$29.00



Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

  
MB571LL/A$99.00



Apple USB-C to USB Adapter

      Apple 
MJ1M2AM/A$19.00



Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

 
MD464LL/A$29.00

Cables & Power

PC
Mac
Brand
NameNumberCost
Brand
NameNumberCost
    Apple    Apple

Dell 65w Adapter

332-1831$42.59

Apple Thunderbolt Cable 2m

      Apple
MD861BE/A$39.00

Dell 45w Type C Adapter

492-BBUU$35.49

Apple USB-C Cable 2m

      Apple
MJWT2AM/A$29.00

Dell 30w Type C Adapter

492-BBSP $35.49

Apple MagSafe Power Adapter (45W)

      Apple
MC747LL/A$79.00

Dell 130w Adapter

332-1829$63.89

Apple MagSafe Power Adapter (60W)

      Apple
MC461LL/A$79.00



Apple MagSafe Power Adapter (85W)

      Apple
MC556LL/B$79.00



Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (45W)

      Apple
MD592LL/A$79.00



Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (60W)

      Apple
MD565LL/A$79.00



Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (85W)

  
MD506LL/A$79.00



Apple USB-C Power Adapter (29W)

  

MJ262LL/A$49.00



Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

MD504LL/A$9.99

Peripherals

PC
Mac
Brand
NameNumberCost
Brand
NameNumberCost

Dell

Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set

  
Dell KM714$62.99

Apple

Magic Mouse 2

      Apple 
MLA02LL/A$79.00

Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set

Dell KM636$34.99

Apple Magic Trackpad 2

      Apple

Magic Keyboard

      Apple

Wired Mouse

      Apple

Wired Keyboard

      Apple

SuperDrive

 
MJ2R2LL/A$129.00
Dell USB Slim DVD Drive429-AAUX$50.69

Apple Magic Keyboard

MLA22LL/A$99.00



Apple Wired Mouse

MB112LL/B$49.00



Apple Wired Keyboard

MB110LL/B$49.00



Apple SuperDrive

MD564LL/A$79.00

Docking Stations

PC
Mac
Brand
NameNumberCost
Brand
NameNumberCost
Dell

E-Port Plus Dock

  Belkin

Thunderbolt 2 Dock

  Dell

Dock

  QWC

Thunderbolt 2 Dock

  Dell

Thunderbolt Dock

      

 

FAQ

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WD19 130w - 180w AC


$190.19CalDigit TS3 PlusHMX12ZM/A$249.95

**Note about dual displays with the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Dock: At least one display has to be Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 technology-ready. For displays that are not Thunderbolt technology-ready, the Thunderbolt port is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort. The dock supports either HDMI or Mini DisplayPort, but not both. We are working on another recommendation.

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