Standard Computer Configurations

Below are the models and configurations that IT has chosen as standard models for WSU Vancouver employees. Upgrades are available but are unnecessary for the vast majority of users.

Lifecycle Computers - Laptops

To better prepare WSU Vancouver employees for remote work, the Lifecycle Replacement Program now only offers laptops. If IT has contacted you about getting a new computer under the program, you may choose one of the laptops listed below and there will be no cost to your department.

If you are looking to purchase a computer outside of the lifecycle program, approximate prices are listed. Please note: prices fluctuate, so please email van.evita@wsu.edu for a current quote rather than relying on prices listed here. We encourage you to discuss computer purchases with your department head prior to contacting VIT about purchases.

Though these specifications are more than adequate for most people, optional upgrades are listed below each choice. If you choose any of those upgrades for a lifecycle computer, that portion will need to be paid by your department, so approval will be necessary. If you have any questions or requests for guidance when making your choice, please ask us by emailing EVITA.

Note: details are accurate as of 7/21/21.

PC Laptop - 14" Dell Latitude 7420

12" latitude

Processor 2.6ghz quad core i5 (11th generation)
RAM 16gb
Storage 512gb ssd
USB ports 3 (2 USB 3, 1 USB-C)
External monitor support up to 2 via HDMI and USB-C or optional USB-C dock
DVD-R drive no (USB DVD drive available at additional cost)
webcam and microphone yes, integrated
SD card reader yes (uSD 4.0 memory card reader)
Weight 3 pounds
Approximate price $1670 including tax

Optional upgrades

  • More storage - 1tb SSD - request a quote
  • More memory (RAM) - up to 32gb - request a quote
  • Faster processors - request a quote
  • Smaller screen - 12" model available - request a quote
  • adapter to connect to VGA projectors or external monitors that don't have HDMI - $16 extra
  • USB-C dock to connect monitors and other devices - ask for price

 

Mac Laptop - 13" MacBook Pro

Macbook Pro 13"

Processor 8-core M1
RAM 16gb
Storage 512gb ssd
USB ports 2 (2 USB-C - thunderbolt 3)
External monitor support up to 2 via optional USB-C adapters or dock
DVD-R drive no (USB DVD drive available at additional cost)
webcam and microphone yes, integrated
SD card reader no
Weight 3 pounds
Approximate price $1712 including tax

Optional upgrades

  • 16" model with older processor available at additional cost
  • More storage - up to 2tb available on 13" model, or up to 8tb on 16" model - ask for price
  • More memory - 16gb is the limit on the 13" model, but up to 64gb is available on 16" model - ask for price
  • Faster processors available on the 16" model only - request options and pricing
  • Adapter to connect to regular USB devices and campus podiums is provided with lifecycle computers or approximately $30 otherwise. Many adapter and dock options are available for other needs, for anywhere from $30 to $300. Please ask us for details.

Note: Bootcamp (restarting in to Windows) is no longer possible on Macs with the new M1 processor. Virtualization software (Parallels, VMWare Fusion) is going to be an option once they finalize new versions of the products. If you need bootcamp, you'd need to choose an intel-based Mac while they are still available.

Standard Desktops - Exception required if chosen for Lifecycle

Laptops are the standard for lifecycle computers. If you require a desktop instead, contact us to discuss a possible exception to this rule.

PC desktop - Dell Optiplex 7090 small form factor

Dell Optiplex 7070 small form factor

Processor 3.1ghz six-core i5 (10th generation)
RAM 16gb
Storage 512gb ssd
USB ports 10 (4 USB 2.0, 5 USB 3, 1 USB-C)
Dual monitor support yes, via dual DisplayPorts
DVD-R drive yes
webcam and microphone no (external available for purchase)
SD card reader no
Approximate price about $1000 including tax

Optional upgrades

  • Second 24" monitor = approximately $130 extra
  • Larger solid state drive - 1tb (1000gb) SSD - ask for quote
  • More RAM - 32gb to 64gb - ask for quote
  • Faster processor - ask for options and quote

 

Mac Desktop - iMac (24" or 27")

iMac desktop

Processor 8-core M1 processor (24") or 3.3ghz 6-core i5 - 10th gen (27")
RAM 16gb
Storage 512gb ssd
USB ports 4 (2 USB 4, 2 USB 3, all in usb-c plug form. 27" model has a different selections of ports)
External monitor support up to 2 via optional thunderbolt adapter(s)
DVD-R drive no (USB DVD drive available at additional cost)
webcam and microphone yes, integrated
SD card reader yes
Approximate price (21.5") $1930 including tax
Approximate price (27") $2100 including tax

Optional upgrades

  • More storage (solid state or fusion (only on 27" model)) - ask for price
  • More memory (RAM) - up to 32gb on 21.5" or up to 128b on 27" - ask for price
  • Faster processor - ask for options and prices
  • Magic Trackpad instead of mouse - $54 extra
  • Rechargeable wireless keyboard with number pad - $32 extra (default keyboard is rechargeable without number pad)
  • USB C adapter for additional display - varies depending on your monitor. Ask for price