The use of standardized hardware and software provides a consistent support model, saving time and money. The information below is the current standardized personal computing configuration that will meet the needs of most of the faculty and staff at Claremont Graduate University. These specifications are based on ease of purchase, deployment and support.  The desktop configuration is the standard hardware purchased for all staff and faculty.  The laptop configuration is only purchased for special situations.  Apple products, such as Macbooks and iMacs, are also only purchased for special situations.

Before purchasing a computer or other technology with CGU funds, please review the CGU Technology Purchasing Policy and contact helpdesk@cgu.edu for guidance and assistance.

As new models emerge, these standards will be updated accordingly. Last updated for Spring 2019.

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  1. Desktop PC Configuration
  2. Laptop Configuration
  3. Printer Configuration
  4. Links to purchase computers and software at a discount

Desktop PC Configuration

Dell Optiplex:

  • Desktop with i5 processor
  • 8GB memory (RAM)
  • 256GB SSD
  • Display monitor
  • Three year warranty

Laptop PC Configuration

Dell Latitude  Image of laptop

  • 14 inch display
  • Intel i5 processor
  • 8GB memory (RAM)
  • 256GB SSD
  • Three year warranty

Printer Configuration

Low yield individual black and white printer: Printer
    HP LaserJet Pro M102w




High yield individual or low yield work group black and white printer:
    HP LaserJet Pro M402dne




High yield individual or low yield work group color printer:
    HP Color LaserJet Pro M452dn




High yield work group printer or specialty printer: please consult the Office of Information Technology



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