Which computer should I purchase?

Answer: 

TSO suggests the following minimum configurations.

Desktops

  Windows Mac
Model* Optiplex 7000 Series** Mac Mini** or iMac
Processor Core i5 or Core i7 3.6 GHz Quad-Core
Operating System Windows 10 Pro MacOSx
Memory 16 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Hard Drive Storage 1TB 1TB
Warranty 3 Years Advanced
Exchange Service
3 year Apple care
Cost *** ~ $1,200 ~ $ 1,200 - $1,800

Laptops

  Windows Mac
Model Latitude 7000 Series, MS Surface Pro 7/Laptop 3 Macbook Pro
Processor Core i5 or Core i7 1.4 GHz Quad Core, M1
Operating System Windows 10 Pro MacOSx
Memory 16 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Hard Drive Storage 512 GB 512 GB SDD
Warranty 3 Years Advanced
Exchange Service
3 year Apple care
Cost *** ~ $2,000 ~ $2,000

* The brand and models for windows and laptops are recommendations based on historical data with the listed vendors. This list is not exhaustive. It is important to note that consumer grade lines for all companies should not by purchased.
** Desktops such as the Optiplex or Mac Mini will require an exterior monitor to be purchased separately.
** Desktops that require external webcams will need to be purchased separately. Our recommendation at this time is a Logitech C920e webcam
*** All costs are estimates. Please work with purchasing to acquire a current quote before purchase.

 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the TSO HelpDesk (helpdesk@cc.gatech.edu) for more information.