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.
The tables below are designed to aid in allocation decision-making for the faculty or staff in your area.
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.
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.
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.
|Functionality||Business Essentials||Flexible Use||Advanced Workstations|
|Fast Web browsing||X||X||X|
|Displays online video and DVD movies||X||X||X|
|Work in the SAP Portal||X||X||X|
|Work in the SAP Business Client||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.
|Business Essentials||Flexible Use||Advanced Workstations|
|Windows Desktops||Dell OptiPlex 3040 and 22” wide screen monitor||Dell OptiPlex 5040 and 23” multimedia monitor||Dell Precision Workstation T3420 and 23” multimedia monitor|
|Mac Desktops||iMac, 21.5” wide screen||iMac, 21.5” wide screen||iMac, 27” wide screen|
|Windows Laptops||Dell Latitude E5470
|Dell Latitude E7470 Ultrabook
|Dell Precision M3510
|Mac Laptops||MacBook Pro
13” Retina Display screen
15” Retina Display screen
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. Learn more about the DFP program.