SEFS Information Technology

IT Purchasing

If you need assistance with ordering computing equipment, please email to schedule a consultation.  Due to existing school and University agreements, we are a Dell shop.  As such, all of our standard computer configurations are manufactured by Dell.  All new Dell desktop computers come with an extended 5-year warranty, and laptops a 3-year warranty.  If your device experiences hardware failure while under warranty, in many cases replacement parts can be obtained within 1-2 next business days.

We can also assist with the purchase of Apple computers, in which case orders are placed with the UW Bookstore Tech Center.  The Bookstore can typically beat Apple’s standard education pricing, they offer on-campus delivery, and their Tech Center is an authorized Apple service provider offering both warranty and out-of-warranty repairs.  Best of all, service turnaround times are often faster than taking devices to the Apple Store.


Standardized Computer Configurations

Utility Desktop

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro Form Factor  (~ $720)

  • Intel Core i5 processor, 6 core, 4.1GHz
  • Intel integrated graphics
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD

Student / Faculty Desktop

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro Form Factor  (~ $950)

  • Intel Core i5 processor, 6 core, 4.3GHz
  • Intel integrated graphics
  • 16GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1TB HDD

Lightweight Laptop

Dell Latitude 7390  (~ $1350)

  • Intel Core i5 processor, quad core, 1.7Ghz
  • Intel integrated graphics
  • 13″ display
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD

Standard Laptop

Dell Latitude 5590  (~ $1100)

  • Intel Core i5 processor, dual core, 2.6GHz
  • Intel integrated graphics
  • 15.6″ display
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD

Mobile Workstation

Dell Mobile Precision Workstation 3250   (~ $1500)

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • NVIDIA Quadro M620 video card w/ 2GB dedicated video memory
  • 15.6″ display
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD



Below is a list of standard software packages included in SEFS’ standard laptop and desktop images.  If you require software not included in this list, please be sure to let us know when placing your computer order so we can provide assistance with software licensing.  Software available through campus licensing is listed on the UW IT Connect UWare page.


  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Pro Plus
  • Husky OnNet VPN client (laptops only)

Students & Faculty

All of the above, plus:

  • ArcGIS
  • R
  • R Studio
  • VMware Horizon View client (for Gibson virtual desktop access)



For detailed information regarding Adobe software licensing, please review the information provided on the UW-IT Adobe Creative Cloud page.

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