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.

If IT has contacted you about getting a new computer under the Lifecycle Replacement program, you may choose any one of the computers listed here and there will be no cost to your department, regardless of what type of computer you currently have. If you have questions about whether your duties require a certain operating system or form factor, please check with your supervisor .

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.

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 7/17/20.

PC desktop - Dell Optiplex 7080 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

Note: The lifecycle program will provide you with a 24" monitor if yours is smaller or problematic. Ask for us to take a look at what you have.

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 (21.5" or 27")

iMac desktop
Processor 3.0ghz 6-core i5 - 8th gen (21.5") or 3.3ghz 6-core i5 - 10th gen (27")
RAM 16gb
Storage 512gb ssd
USB ports 6 (4 USB 3, 2 USB-C)
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") $1900 including tax
Approximate price (27") $2100 including tax

Optional upgrades

  • More storage (solid state or fusion) - 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

PC Laptop - 14" Dell Latitude 7410

12" latitude
Processor 1.7ghz quad core i5 (10th 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 $1525 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 2.0ghz quad core i5 (10th generation)
RAM 16gb
Storage 512gb ssd
USB ports 4 (4 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 $1840 including tax

Optional upgrades

  • 16" model with better specs available at additional cost
  • More storage - up to 4tb available on 13" model, or up to 8tb on 16" model - ask for price
  • More memory - up to 32gb available on 13" model, or up to 64gb available on 16" model - ask for price
  • Faster processors - 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.