CIT Recommendations for Dell Devices
IT Technicians in the Institute have examined the software that students might need on their device in order to maximise their study efforts if working remotely. After this survey, medium and high spec devices were selected that would run these packages used across the departments. While the buying decision rests solely with the student, we would ask students to please be aware of these device specifications when purchasing a device, off-the-shelf devices come with much lower specs and have a very limited warranty. While the student laptops remain a contract between the student and the vendor, we have made our recommendation based on students being in the Institute for 3 or 4 years.
A MEDIUM spec (i.e. able to run Win 10 or MacOS, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as Sage, SPSS, Adobe, Minitab, Maple etc so needs more RAM, SSD etc.)
A HIGH spec (i.e. able to run Win 10 or MacOS, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other hardware intensive software such as Adobe premium suite, Visual Studio, AutoDesk, AutoCAD, ProEng etc, i.e. so needs high RAM, Big SSD, Graphics acceleration etc.)
The recommended Dell devices for each category are listed below.
Latitude 5510 – 15.6”, i5 Processor with Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
Latitude 5410 – 14”, i5 Processor with Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (same spec as 5500, smaller screen)
Precision Mobile Workstation 3551 – 15.6”, i7 Processor with Nvidia P620, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD
There are processor and other part shortages due to the pandemic.
All devices are built to order and every effort is being made to shorten build times.
Lead time – if there are no component issues with the order – is 4 weeks.
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