Purchasing New College-Owned Computers

The Technology Renewal Program automatically covers the replacement of most of the college’s 'standard' computer systems once they have been purchased by your department. After the initial purchase of the 'standard' computer, it becomes an asset in the Technology Renewal Program and is replaced every four years. New equipment requests must be approved by the appropriate Dean, Director, or Vice President before being purchased. Other components and peripherals such as speakers, monitors, docking stations, etc, are not replaced under the renewal program.

*Note* - New computers are purchased by departments as part of the budget planning process. All new computer purchases must be budgeted for using the regular college budgeting guidelines and budgeted under sub code 8130. 


This article is intended for faculty and staff.


Dell desktops and laptops; Apple desktops and laptops.


Hardware Specifications


Dell: Optiplex 5060 Small Form Factor (SFF)

Apple: 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4k Display

Part #: Z0VX

Proposal #: 2104027251

Unit Price: $1,609.00


Intel Core i5-8500, up to 4.1GHz

3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel core i3 processor

CPU only

(does not include replacement monitor)

21.5" iMac with Retina 4k display


(Note: Due to Apple changes, RAM is not upgradeable)

256GB Solid State Hard Drive 256GB Solid State Hard Drive

DVD +/- RW (RW both DVDs and CDs)

No Optical Drive Available
Intel Integrated Graphics Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB video memory
Windows 10 Mac OS X


Dell: Latitude 7300

Apple: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar - Space Gray

Part #: Z0W5

Proposal #: 2104027256

Unit Price: $1,579.00

1.9GHz Intel Core i7 1.4GHz Intel Quad-Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
13.3" Anti-Glare HD Display 13" Wide Screen Retina Display


(Note: Due to Apple changes, RAM is not upgradeable)

256GB Solid State Hard Drive 256GB PCle-based Solid State Drive
Intel Dual-Band AC Wireless AirPort Extreme Wireless Card 802.11n
Integrated Web cam and Speakers Integrated Web cam and Speakers
Intel Integrated UHD Graphics 620 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

2 USB 3.0 ports, USB-C port, Ethernet and HDMI

2 USB-C Ports only 

(Please see adapter options below)

Windows 10

Mac OS X


Note: An Apple adapter will be provided to you from IT. The purpose of this section is to show you the adapter options available to you.

Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

Includes: 1 USB-C port, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 HDMI port

CDW-G Part #3679037

Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter

Includes: 1 USB-C port, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 VGA port

CDW-G Part #3679038

Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter DA300

Includes: 1 USB-C port, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, DisplayPort, and an Ethernet port

Available through the Dell Catalog in IC Marketplace

Recommended Docking Stations

Are not included in the Technology Renewal Program and must be purchased by departments.These docking stations will work with the standard laptops listed above.


Dell D6000 Universal Docking Station

Includes: 4 USB ports, 1 USB-C port, 1 HDMI port, 2 DisplayPorts, Ethernet port, and Audio

Available through the Dell catalog in IC Marketplace


Apple - IOGEAR Quantum Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station, GTD733

Includes: USB 3.1 ports, Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C ports, DisplayPort, Ethernet, and Audio

Available through IC Marketplace from Amazon

Dell Purchasing Instructions


Apple Purchasing Instructions


If you need assistance placing an order, please contact Pam Hopkins in Procurement, phopkins@ithaca.edu, 607-274-5706

Non-Standard Hardware

For inquiries regarding non-standard hardware, please contact Pam Hopkins in Procurement for purchasing assistance for computers and tablets.

Pam Hopkins, phopkins@ithaca.edu, 607-274-5706

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