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The following recommendations are for faculty/staff purchases only. Recommendations for students can be found under Student Resources.

Desktops

PC Hardware

Desktop and Hardware Services recommends purchasing one of the following Dell desktop PCs.  

WIU has secured low-price quotes from Dell for the following supported hardware: 

Western's Desktop Order Page

Otherwise, Desktop and Hardware Services has a recommended WIU standard Windows configuration for new Dell desktop PCs.

 

Desktop Configuration Specifications
  • Intel Core i5 or Higher
  • 8 GB RAM minimum
  • 1 TB Hard Drive minimum
  • 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor or larger 
  • Sound Card
  • 512 MB Video Card
  • DVD +/- RW Drive
  • 4 or 5 Year Warranty 

Macintosh

iMac front view.

Desktop and Hardware Services has a recommended WIU standard Mac configuration for new Mac laptops and desktops.

Desktop Configuration Specifications - iMac 21.5" 
iMac 21.5 inch.
  • 2.9 GHz or higher
  • 8 GB RAM minimum (not upgradeable after purchase)
  • 1 TB Hard Drive minimum
  • Wired keyboard and wired mouse
  • 4 Year AppleCare (Parts Only)
  • Optional: USB SuperDrive (no internal optical drive included)

Further questions regarding Mac hardware?  Please visit the uTech Computer Store.

Laptops

PC

Dell Latitude Laptop. Desktop and Hardware Services recommends purchasing one of the following Dell laptops.

 WIU has secured low-price quotes from Dell for the following supported hardware:

Otherwise, Desktop and Hardware Services has a recommended WIU standard Windows configuration for new Dell laptops.

Laptop Configurations Specifications

  • Intel Core i5 or higher
  • 4 GB RAM minimum
  • 500 GB Hard Drive minimum
  • 14" screen or larger
  • Sound Card
  • DVD +/- RW Drive
  • 4 or 5 Year Warranty
  • Accidental Damage 

Mac Laptop

MacBook Pro.Laptop Configurations Specifications
  • Macbook Pro 
    • 13 or 15 '' Retina Display
    • 8 GB RAM minimum
    • 250 GB  Flash storage minimum
    • 4 Year AppleCare (Parts Only)