IT Purchasing Assistance

Laptops and Desktops

·  The IT Help Desk recommends purchasing Dell and Apple computers

  • Dell Laptops
    • Latitude E6330 (13"), E6430 (14") and E6530 (15") Series
      • Intel Core i5 Processor
      • Windows 7 (64 bit) provided by IT department
      • 4 GB of Memory
      • 320 GB Hard Drive 7200RPM or larger
      • Minimum 6-cell battery
      • E-Port Plus (docking station) available
        • Docking station supports 2 monitors
      • 3 year warranty
      • All University owned laptops also require PGP encryption software
  • Dell Desktops
    • Optiplex 9010 Series - Mini Tower or Desktop Models
      • Intel Core i5 Processor
      • Windows 7 (64 bit) provided by IT department
      • 4 GB of DDR3 Memory
      • 320 GB Hard Drive 7200RPM or larger
      • Dual monitor capable graphics card
      • DVD R/W
      • Video Cable, DisplayPort-to-single link DVI
      • 90% efficient power supply
      • 3 year warranty
  • Dell Monitors    
    • Dell P (Professional) Series

Dual monitor configuration available with all models listed above.      

  • Mac Laptops     
    • Macbook Pro
      • 4 GB of Memory
      • 250 GB Hard Drive
      • Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter (for use in smart classrooms)
      • Apple Care Protection Plan
  • Mac Desktops
    • Mac Mini, iMac and Mac Pro
      • 4 GB of Memory
      • 250 GB Hard Drive
      • Apple Care Protection Plan
  • The IT Help Desk has tested these models and they are fully compatible with UCCS applications and network. These machines come with a standard 3 year parts and labor warranty. If you have any problems with one of these computers contact the IT Help Desk and we will arrange all warranty work with Dell or Apple and give you a loaner computer to use while repairs are being done. The IT Help Desk is also able to provide faster response times with initial setups and rebuilding of your computer when these recommended computers are purchased.

For purchasing assistance and a custom configuration based on your needs please contact the Help Desk at 719-255-3536 or email at helpdesk@uccs.edu and a purchasing specialist will contact you.

  • If you do not wish to purchase a Dell or Apple computer please use the following reference sheet of minimum hardware recommendations
  • The IT Help Desk will assist you with the initial build and setup of non recommended computers, however it will take longer and we are unable to coordinate warranty work if your computer fails. You will need to contact the vendor directly.