As part of our focus on helping to develop a more mobile community, for this year’s office computer replacements we are adopting a “laptops-first” practice. This means that, unless otherwise requested, we’ll be providing a standard model Mac or Windows laptop as the default choices for computers that are scheduled to be replaced this year. We also understand there are locations where desktop workstations will be preferred so our desktop models will still be available, by request.

It is important to point out that even though we are changing our standard you will still be able to connect your laptop to your existing monitor(s), keyboard, mouse and other peripherals. UWB IT will provide a USB based docking solution for those that are switching to a laptop if that is required. If you already have a laptop E-port docking station, the standard Dell Laptop models will work with that current set up.

This change has been recommended as the result of a year-long study and fiscal analysis of our computing usage patterns, and identified two primary benefits to this campus.  The first benefit is that this change will ultimately reduce the ongoing costs of equipment replacement and support by eliminating the need for a user to have both a desktop and a laptop/mobile device. The benefit we would realize is to empower our workforce to become more mobile which would provide more of us the flexibility to do business wherever our feet can carry us, and not just tied to our workspace.  As our campus continues to grow, it will increasingly require our users to quickly and easily take their laptops to other buildings on campus, plug them into Hot Desks with one cable, and instantly be able to access all sorts of workstation peripherals.

UWB IT would like to share with you which computers will be the standard models distributed during the replacement cycle:



Dell Latitude Windows PC (Standard Model)

Latitude 14 5000 Series 5480

Latitude 14 5000 Series E5470

  • Memory: 8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4L Memory
  • Keyboard: Internal English Single Pointing Keyboard
  • Video Card: Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 620
  • Hard Drive: 500GB Hybrid SSHD
  • Optical Drive: No Optical Drive
  • Hardware Support Services: 4 Year Hardware Service with In-Home/Onsite Service
  • Dell battery: 4-cell (47Wh) Lithium Ion battery with Long Life Cycle
  • Processor: 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300 Processor
  • Camera: Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic
  • LCD: 14.0in HD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit
  • Adapter 65W A/C Adapter (3-pin)


MacBook Air

MacBook Air 13-inch


  • 1.8GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide (English)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan - 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air



Optiplex 7050 SFF


  • Memory: 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • Keyboard: US English (QWERTY) Dell KB212-B QuietKey USB Keyboard Black
  • Video card: Intel® Integrated HD 530 Graphics
  • Hard Drive: 3.5inch 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • Mouse: Dell MS111 USB Optical Mouse
  • Hardware Support Services: 4 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service
  • Processor: 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7600 Processor


iMac 21.5”


  • 3.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Apple Mouse
  • Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad (English) / User's Guide (English)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll