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Computer Replacement Program (CRP)

The Computer Replacement Program (CRP) is in place to maintain standardized high quality computers at Texas State. CRP computers are optimally configured with no additional options or modifications available and are designed to perform for at least a four year lifecycle. Listed below are guidelines to assist in the selection of a computer that best fits the needs of your faculty and staff.  Learn about the general CRP guidelines.

There are three categories of CRP standard computers:

  1. Business Essentials
  2. Flexible Use
  3. Advanced Workstations

The tables below are designed to aid in allocation decision-making for the faculty or staff in your area.

Guide to Selecting the Right Fit for Texas State Users

Business Essentials Those who require the basics.
These employees primarily use their computers to check e-mail, work with Microsoft Office products, access the Internet, access shared network resources, and work in SAP and Banner.
 Flexible Use Those who require a higher level of performance.
These computers are well equipped and more than sufficient for the most demanding faculty and staff. They have more memory and processing power over the Business Essentials line and have increased graphics rendering capabilities.
Advanced Workstations Those who run processor and memory intensive programs.
These users require memory intensive applications like video and photo editing software, ArcGIS, Mathematica, AutoCAD (and other engineering software), VMware, and 64-bit applications.

Computer Functionality

Functionality Business Essentials Flexible Use Advanced Workstations
Checking e-mail X X X
Fast Web browsing X X X
Displays online video and DVD movies X X X
MS Word X X X
MS Outlook X X X
MS Excel X X X
*MS Access X X X
MS PowerPoint X X X
*MS Publisher X X X
*MS Visio X X X
Work in the SAP Portal X X X
Work in SAP GUI X X X
Work in Banner (SIS) X X X
Access shared networks/drives X X X
Can run dual (two) monitors X X X
Heavy video (graphics) usage   Better Best
Runs memory intensive applications   Better Best
Powerful for high amounts of raw data processing     X

*Runs on Windows only.

 CRP Computer Options - FY14

  Business Essentials Flexible Use Advanced Workstations
Windows Desktops Dell OptiPlex 3020 and 21.5” widescreen monitor Dell OptiPlex 7010 and 24” widescreen monitor Dell OptiPlex 9020 and 24” widescreen monitor
Mac Desktops iMac, 21.5” screen iMac, 21.5” screen iMac, 27” screen
Windows Laptops Dell Latitude E5440, 14” screen Dell Latitude E6440 14” screen Dell Latitude E6540 15.6” screen
Mac Laptops MacBook Pro 13” screen MacBook Pro 13” screen MacBook Pro 15” Retina Display screen

Department Funded Purchases (DFP)

If you need to order additional items or other computers outside of the CRP standard computers above, you must use your department's funds to pay for the purchase.  This includes but it not limited to additional monitors, customized computers, or wireless keyboards. Click here for more information on the DFP program.