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Desktop Recommendation

Choosing a right desktop that meets your need could be a time consuming task if you are not sure of what options are available. Based on suggestions we make to our faculty and our own experience we have put together a brief description of desktops we recommend. Please feel free to contact us if you need more help.

Last updated July 30, 2012.

Standard Desktops
The standard Dell model that we recommend is Dell OptiPlex 7010 with Intel Core i7 3.4 GHz processor and at least 4GB of memory(RAM). For more technical specification follow the Dell's Technical Specification. The comes down to about $700.
    
Monitors
Preference for monitors could vary according to need and desire. For standard use we suggest Dell Professional P2212H 21.5" Monitor with LED. It costs about $199.00. Some monitor specifications are listed below.

ModelSizeConnectivity One Monitor (Pixels)Two Monitors (Pixels)
UltraSharp 150515-inch standardDVI, VGA1024 x 7682048 x 768
UltraSharp 1703, 170417-inch standardDVI, VGA1280 x 10242560 x 1024
UltraSharp 1800FP18.1-inch standardDVI, VGA1280 x 10242560 x 1024
UltraSharp 1901 thru 190819-inch standardDVI, VGA1280 x 10242560 x 1024
P190S19-inch standardDVI, VGA1280 x 10242560 x 1024
UltraSharp 200720-inch standardDVI, VGA1900 x 12003800 x 1200
2009W20-inch wideDVI, VGA1680 x 10503360 x 1050
UltraSharp 2209WA22-inch wideDVI, VGA1680 x 10503360 x 1050
P221022-inch wideDP, DVI, VGA1680 x 10503360 x 1050
P2211H or P2212H21.5-inch wideDVI, VGA1920 x 10803840 x 1080
UltraSharp U2211H or U2212HM21.5-inch wideDP, DVI, VGA1920 x 10803840 x 1080
P2311H or UltraSharp U2311H23-inch wideDP, DVI, VGA1920 x 10803840 x 1080
P2412H24-inch wideDVI, VGA1920 x 10803840 x 1080
UltraSharp U2410 or U2412M24-inch wideDP, HDMI, DVI, VGA1920 x 12003840 x 1200
UltraSharp 2709W27-inch wideDP, HDMI, DVI, VGA1920 x 12003840 x 1200
UltraSharp U271127-inch wideDP, HDMI, DVI, VGA2560 x 14405120 x 1440
UltraSharp 3007WFP or 3008WFP 30-inch wideDVI, VGA2560 x 16005120 x 1600

Custom Desktops
If you require a specialized desktop to meet your computing need we recommend that you consult CoSE Tech before purchasing it.

Here is a site you could find useful Purdue's Desktop Recommendation.
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