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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

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Computer Functionality

Functionality Business Essentials Flexible Use Advanced Workstations
Checking email 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 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.

 CRP Computer Options

  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
14” screen
Dell Latitude E7470 Ultrabook
14" screen
Dell Precision M3510
15.6” screen
Mac Laptops MacBook Pro
13” screen
MacBook Pro
13” Retina Display screen
MacBook Pro
15” Retina Display screen

Computer Detail Options

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. Learn more about the DFP program.