Information Technology

Hardware - Purchase

Purchase - Mac
(for both personal and institutional use)

Our recommended system requirements are meant to provide general guidelines on which computer configurations work best in the UMass Boston computing environment.

Desktop Computers

IMac 27 inch

  • 27” inch display with Retina 5k Display
  • i7 processor
  • 16 GB of memory
  • 1 TB Fusion Drive
  • Apple Magic Mouse and Keyboard

Laptop Computers

For the MacBook Pro

  • 15” inch with Retina Display
  • 16 GB of memory
  • 512 GB Flash Storage
  • Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adapter
  • Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter

Purchase - PC
(for both personal and institutional use)

Our recommended system requirements are meant to provide general guidelines on which computer configurations work best in the UMass Boston computing environment.

Desktop: Optiplex 9020 SFF w/ P2214H monitor

  • Operating system: Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, no media, 32-bit, English
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4690 Processor (Quad Core, 6MB, 3.50GHz w/HD4600 Graphics) 
  • 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB 3.5inch SATA (7.200 RPM) Hard Drive 
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Drive [
  • Dell 22 Monitor - P2214H
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Drive 
  • Dell MS111 USB Optical Mouse 
  • US English (QWERTY) Dell KB212-B QuietKey USB Keyboard Black 
  • Dell Stereo USB SoundBar AC511

Laptop: Latitude E6440 - Standard Laptop w Optical Drive

  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5-4310M Processor (2.7 GHz, 3M cache, Upgradable to Intel® vPro™ technology)
  • 14.0 inch HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, 32-bit, English
  • 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory 
  • 320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • Intel® HD graphics 4600 
  • 8X DVD+/-RW 
  • 9-cell (97Wh) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge™ 
  • Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic 
  • Software for Integrated Camera 
  • 90W AC Adapter, 3-pin

For the Surface Pro 4

  • i7 Processor
  • 12.3 Touch Display
  • 8 GB of Memory
  • Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter
  • Surface Pen

Personal Use- Recommended faculty /staff/ students PC configurations

Please use http://www.dell.com/umass to search for Dell products.

The recommended systems are usually business machines, such as Latitudes, rather than the Inspiron, which is a personal/gaming laptop.

Personal machines can be found under the link for custom building your machine.

Work Use- Dell Institutional Purchases - Dell Direct

First Time Users: Please contact Jack Lovell at the number listed below.

Institutional Purchases Contact

Jack Lovell, Account Manager

Jack_Lovell@dell.com  |   512-513-3148

Please refer to the Dell job aids on the BuyWays Help page for instructions on accessing e-quotes from Dell.

Returning Users: Log on to Dell Institutional Site

Need Help?
If you encounter problems, send email to itservicedesk@umb.edu or call 617.287.5220.

Recommended Printer
(compatible with PC and Mac)

We recommend that individuals and departments at UMass purchase only duplex-capable printers. Duplex printers automatically print on both sides of the page, saving money and paper. A duplex printer is a good investment for your budget and for the environment. We also recommend printers from Hewlett-Packard. Our IT service technicians are HP certified, and will be able to maintain or repair your HP printer on campus. Here are some HP duplex printers that have proven reliable and are compatible with our network:

 

Department Size Black/White Color
Large Dept (more than 10 people) HP LaserJet M605dn $1199 HP Color LaserJet M651dn $1599
Medium Dept (6-10 people) HP LaserJet M604dn $899 HP Color LaserJet M553dn $799
Small Dept (1-5 people) HP LaserJet M401dne $299 HP Color LaserJet M451dn $349

Prices are GovConnection education prices as of May 2015 and are subject to change.

Email ITServiceDesk@umb.edu in advance if you intend to purchase a new printer, since there is some paperwork that IT must complete before the printer will function on the network

(Last updated on Sept. 2016)