Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

Recommended Dell Systems

SCS Computing Facilities has updated supported configurations of Dell systems that address the common use cases within our user base. Configurations are structured as standard productivity and performance baseline recommendations.

Please note that these are general configurations to meet average use cases.  Please consider any special requirements in terms of CPU performance, storage capacity or memory requirements of specialized software or intended use. Some flexibility is possible regarding memory and storage in our configurations.

Please ensure your requested configuration considers your usage, storage and performance requirements as many computers now have permanent, soldered-in memory, storage and/or CPU components and it may not be possible to upgrade later-on. 

If you are ready to order this equipment, proceed to our online purchasing application.

If you have questions regarding configuration and specs, we are happy to provide consulting. Please request consulting and let us know what questions or concerns you have regarding your selected computer.

Dell Laptops

SCS Computing Facilities highly encourages that a 4 year Dell ProSupport Plus Extended Warranty be included with any Dell laptop computer purchase. Estimated price includes this coverage. See our warranty considerations for more information. 

14" Latitude 7430 Specifications

Dell Mobile Precision 15” Specifications

Dell Mobile Precision 16” Specifications

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  • Windows (Linux TBA)
  • Intel® 12th Gen Core i7
  • 16GB (soldered on-board)
  • 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Intel® Iris Xe Graphics 
  • 1x USB 3.0 Port, 2x USB-C Ports
  • Thunderbolt 4 via USB-C
  • 14" 1920x1080 NT, Cam, Mic
  • Up to 13 hours (approximate battery life)
  • 2.9 lbs. (approximate weight)
  • Windows (Linux TBA)
  • Intel® 12th Gen Core i7  
  • 32GB (soldered on-board)
  • 1TB M.2 SSD
  • NVIDIA RTX A1000 4GB
  • 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Display port
  • 1 Universal audio port
  • 2 Thunderbolt 4.0 Type-C port (1x Power Delivery)
  • 1 SD-card slot
  • 15.6" 3840x2400, Cam, Mic
  • Up to 11 hours (approximate battery life)
  • 4.5 lbs. (approximate weight)
  • Windows and Ubuntu Linux
  • Intel® 12th Gen Core i7  
  • 32GB (soldered on-board)
  • 1TB M.2 SSD
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX Graphics
  • 1 RJ-45 port 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • 1 USB 3.2 Gen
  • 1 Type-A port 1 USB 3.2 Gen
  • 1 Type-A port with PowerShare 2 USB 3.2 Gen
  • 2 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports
  • 1 HDMI 2.1 port
  • 1 Mini DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 Universal Audio Jack 
  • 1 SD-card slot, 1 Micro SIM card slot, 1 SMart card reader slot
  • 16" 3840x2400, Cam, Mic
  • Up to 11 hours (approximate battery life)
  • 4.5 lbs. (approximate weight)
Estimated Price:
Under $2,200.00
*Estimated as configured - Pricing may change without notice.
Estimated Price:
Under $3,200.00
*Estimated as configured - Pricing may change without notice.
Estimated Price:
Under $3,200.00 
*Estimated as configured - Pricing may change without notice.
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Memory Upgradeable? 32GB max (memory soldered on-board)

 

 

 


 

Dell Desktops (Windows and Linux)

SCS Computing Facilities highly encourages that a 4 year Dell Extended Warranty be included with any Dell desktop computer purchase. Estimated price includes this coverage.  See our warranty considerations for more information.

Precision 3660 Specifications

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  • Core i7 12th Gen (12-Core)
  • 32GB DDR5 Memory
  • 1TB M.2 SSD
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1000 4GB
  • (2) USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps)
  • USB 3.2 Type-C Gen2 (10Gbps) data only
  • USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2x2 (20Gbps) data only
  • SD Card Reader 4.0
  • Audio out (3.5mm jack)
  • (2) DP1.4++ HBR2
  • (2) USB 3.2 Type-C Gen2 (10Gbps) with power delivery
  • (2) USB 3.2 Type-A Gen2 (10Gbps)
  • (2) USB 2.0 Type-A
  • RJ45 i219 LAN (1G)
  • 128GB Maximum Memory Capacity
  • Mouse and Keyboard included
Estimated Price:
Under $2,300.00
*Estimated as configured - Pricing may change without notice.
Accessory recommendations available

Memory Upgradeable? Yes, 128GB max (4x32GB)
Storage Upgradeable? Yes, 1TB max SSD (M.2 NVMe or SATA) or 8TB max HDD (SATA)
Monitor:
 Dell C2422HE Conferencing 24" Webcam Hub Monitor (not included)

 

Warranty Considerations

SCSCF desktop computing technical staff are vendor certified to make hardware repairs on Apple, Dell and Lenovo equipment. This allows us to order parts for advance replacement and perform repairs on site.

We highly encourage that all equipment be purchased with a minimum of 4 years of warranty coverage.

Dell laptops can be purchased with Accidental Damage Service which covers:

  • Liquid spilled on or in unit
  • Drops, falls, and other collisions
  • Electrical surge
  • Damaged or broken LCD due to a drop or fall
What’s not covered:
  • Damage due to fire
  • Intentional damage (such as hammer marks)
  • Normal wear
  • Cosmetic damage
  • Consumable parts (ex. bulbs, toner)
  • Theft

Without Accidental Damage Service, you will be responsible for the cost of the repair for these items regardless of warranty. For more information visit, Dell's coverage website