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Computer Replacement Program

The DSS Computer Replacement Program provides one computer to eligible employees every 5 years. The program is open to ladder faculty, continuing lecturers and career staff members who are paid from general funds.

Program Summary

For ladder faculty and continuing lecturers, you can submit a replacement request through the DSS IT service desk:

1. Before submitting a request, review the list of fully-covered available models below. For other more expensive models, you can contribute funds from other sources (e.g., startup funds, some grant funds, etc.)

2. Submit your request to the DSS IT service desk. We will verify your eligibility. Be sure to mark the model you would like to request.

For career staff, we work directly with the CAOs and managers for computer replacement.

Computer Replacement FAQ

Available Models

Standard Mac Desktop: iMac 21.5-inch with Retina 4K Display
This 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K Display comes with a Quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion Drive and a 3 year warranty. We recommend this model for most desktop computing needs. It is suitable for standard office applications, Internet applications, and most research applications.
Standard Windows Desktop: Dell OptiPlex 3060 Micro
This Windows desktop comes with a 8th Generation Hexa-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Drive and a 5 year warranty. We recommend this model for most desktop computing needs. It is suitable for standard office applications, Internet applications, and most research applications.
Advanced Windows Desktop: Dell OptiPlex 5060 Small Form Factor
This Windows desktop comes with a 8th Generation Hexa-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Solid State Drive and a 5 year warranty. We recommend this configuration for users who work with large datasets and computer-intensive applications, or who need expandability to add additional memory, disks, or adapter cards.
Advanced Mac Desktop: iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K Display
This 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display comes with a Quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion Drive and a 3 year warranty. We recommend this configuration for users who work with large datasets and computer-intensive applications. (For Computer Replacement Program, the cost of this model is not fully covered. Contribution amount is approximately $610.)
Standard Mac Laptop: MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2017 model)
This 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display comes with a Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage and a 3 year warranty. It weighs 3 pounds. This is our recommended model for most mobile computing needs. It is suitable for standard office applications, Internet applications, and most research applications. This model does NOT have the Touch Bar.
Standard Windows Laptop: Dell Latitude E7490 14-inch
This Windows laptop comes with a 8th Generation Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB solid state drive and a 5 year hardware and accidental warranty. It starts at 3.11 pounds. This is our recommended model for most mobile computing needs. It is suitable for standard office applications, Internet applications, and most research applications. The cost of this configuration is deeply discounted based on the volume purchase contract negotiated between the UC system and Dell.
Advanced Windows Laptop: Dell Latitude E7490 14-inch
This Windows laptop comes with a 8th Generation Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB solid state drive and a 5 year hardware and accidental warranty. This laptop starts at 3.11 pounds. This is our recommended configuration for high-end laptop computing needs, such as working with very large data sets or running multiple advanced statistical analyses in parallel. The cost of this configuration is discounted based on the volume purchase contract negotiated between the UC system and Dell.
Advanced Mac Laptop: MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (Mid 2018 Model)
This 2018 model 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display and Touch Bar comes with a Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB PCIe-based flash storage and a 3 year warranty. The weight of this MacBook Pro is 3 pounds. This is our recommended configuration for high-end laptop computing needs, such as working with very large datasets or running multiple advanced statistical analyses in parallel. (For Computer Replacement Program, the cost of this model is not fully covered. Contribution amount is approximately $962.)
Ultralight Windows: Dell Latitude E7290 12-inch
This Windows thin and light laptop comes with a 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD and a 5 year hardware and accidental warranty. This laptop is lightweight (2.63 pounds) and suitable for most general computing tasks.
Ultralight Mac: MacBook 12-inch in Silver
This 12" MacBook comes with a Dual-core Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage and a 3 year warranty. This laptop is very lightweight (2.03 lbs) and suitable for most general computing tasks. It may not be suitable for some high-end statistics or other computer-intensive applications.

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