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Overview

This page outlines information about recommended hardware which includes desktop and laptop computers, printers, copiers, smartphones, tablets, classrooms, servers, and networking equipment. In some areas specific hardware is not referenced but information is provided in order to facilitate consultation.

This document will be revised based on contributions from IT professionals in Franklin College and will evolve as new standards and best practices emerge. For additional information, please contact the Franklin OIT Help Desk.

Step-by-step guide

Computers

Franklin OIT purchases and supports Dell and Apple computers with four year warranties. The laptop and desktop configurations below represent our standard configurations. The Dell systems below can be purchased on the Dell punchout of UGAMart under the Franklin College section.  The Apple systems below require correspondence with our account representative prior to ordering in order to add the fourth year on the warranty. For help with ordering computers, please submit a ticket to the help desk to receive consultation from a member of the Client Services team.

Desktops

 Dell Standard DesktopDell MidTower DesktopApple Standard iMacApple Large-Screen iMac
ModelDell OptiPlex SFF 7050Dell Optiplex MT 7050Apple 21.5" iMacApple 27" Retina Display iMac
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7500Intel Core i7-7700Intel Core i5, 3.3 GHzIntel Core i5, 3.2 GHz
Memory8 GB16 GB RAM8 GB16 GB RAM
Hard Drive

500 GB

1 TB HD1 TB256 GB SSD
Warranty4 Years4 Years4 Years4 Years
Includes
22" Monitor
Wired Keyboard & Mouse
DVD+/-RW
22" Monitor
Wired Keyboard & Mouse
DVD+/-RW 
Integrated Display
Wired Keyboard & Mouse
Built-in Webcam
Integrated Display
Wired Keyboard & Mouse
Built-in Webcam
Estimated Cost~$860~$1100~$1500~$1900

Laptops

 Dell Standard LaptopDell Lightweight LaptopApple Standard Macbook Pro
ModelDell Latitude 5480Dell Latitude 7280Apple 13" MBP
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7300UIntel Core i5-7300UIntel Core i5, 2.7 GHz
Memory8 GB8 GB8 GB
Hard Drive256 GB SSD256 GB SSD256 GB SSD
Warranty4 Years4 Years4 Years
Includes
14" Chassis
Built-in Webcam
USB-C dock available
Dual-band wireless 

12" Chassis
Built-in Webcam
USB-C dock available
Dual-band wireless 

Integrated 13" Retina display
Built-in Webcam
Ethernet and AV adapters
Estimated Cost~$1200~$1100~$1800

Printers, Scanners, and Multifunction Copiers

Franklin OIT purchases and supports a variety of printers, scanners, and multifunction copiers based on the requirements of the clients. When purchasing printers, we generally recommend Dell printers with five year warranties, and we strongly recommend workgroup models that can be shared across multiple clients. We do not recommend purchasing multifunction or color printers for individual use. When purchasing large multifunction copiers, we recommend using Savin devices that include annual maintenance.

Included in the table below is information on the recommended individual laser printer which can be purchased on the Dell punchout of UGAMart under the Franklin College section. There are a variety of printer, scanner, and multifunction copier options available so please submit a help desk ticket to receive a purchase consultation from a member of the Client Services team.

Individual Laser Printers

 

 Dell S2830dn Laser Printer
Print SpeedUp to 40 ppm
ColorMonochrome

Two-sided printing

Automatic
ConnectionsUSB and Ethernet
Warranty5 Years
Estimated Cost~$225

Smartphones and Tablets

Franklin OIT recommends Apple and Android based smartphones and tablets.  All phones and tablets that contain 3G or 4G antennas are considered Wireless Communication Devices (WCDs) by the Office of Telephone Services which require special approval before ordering. For help with ordering state funded smartphones and tablets, please submit a ticket to the Helpdesk to receive consultation from a member of the Client Services team.

Classroom and Conference Room Technology

Franklin OIT collaborates with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to implement and support a standard model in classrooms across the college.  This standard model uses a variety of technologies based on the instructional needs of the space.  For questions about classroom technology needs, please submit a ticket to the Helpdesk to schedule an appointment with a member of the Instructional Technology team.

Server and Networking Equipment

Franklin OIT purchases Dell server hardware and complies with University standards for switches and access points. In collaboration with Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS), we support Foundry/Brocade switches and Cisco wireless access points. All wireless networking deployed on the contiguous campus must be a part of the campus-wide PAWS system. Please submit a ticket to the Helpdesk to request consultation from a member of the Systems Management team.

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