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Hardware & Software Purchasing

Purchases and Acquisitions Must Be Approved

All purchases for computing hardware and software must be approved by ATLAS. Any transfers of equipment between client units and other campus departments or surplus must also be approved by ATLAS.

Any hardware or software obtained without ATLAS-SOS approval will not be supported by ATLAS-SOS. This includes any accessories as well.

Listed below are the recommended minimum specs for machines that will be supported by ATLAS

Windows Desktops

  • Vendors: Enterprise class Dell,HP and Lenovo; other vendors must receive approval from ATLAS (consumer class/retail systems will NOT be supported)
  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core I3 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM minimum
  • 3 Year Warranty

Windows Laptops

  • Vendor: Enterprise class laptops from Lenova/IBM, Dell, or HP; other vendors must receive approval from ATLAS (consumer class/retail systems will NOT be supported)
  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core I3
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM minimum
  • Connectivity: Wireless or Ethernet - both built in
  • 3 Year Warranty and quality carrying case

Apple Macintosh

  • Model: All current models
  • Processors: Intel Core I3
  • Operating System: OS 10.7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM minimum
  • 3 year Apple Care Protection