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College of Architecture + Design Technology Packages


The College of Architecture + Design is specifying the following technology packages for all Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture students. Reliability, support, and productivity in relation to professional CAD and graphics applications have been key criteria in developing these specifications. Each technology package includes a computer, HDMI cable, external 1TB backup drive, mouse, and Rhino 3D software. The MacBook Pro technology package also includes a 4-year Safeware accident care subscription.


Apple MacBook Pro 16"


Overview:

The MacBook Pro is a high-end lap-top designed to be thin and lightweight. There are several optional upgrades available for the MacBook Pro.

Hard Drive:

The MacBook Pro comes with a 1TB SSD drive. Drives up to 8TB in capacity are available. In order to install and run the required Windows 10 OS, this drive will need to be partitioned 512GB Mac and 512GB Windows.

Memory:

The MacBook Pro comes with either 16GB or an upgraded 32GB of memory, and maxes out at 64GB.

Graphics Card:

The MacBook Pro comes with an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics card. This is a high-end gaming class graphics card with 4GB of memory onboard.

LCD Display:

The MacBook Pro comes with a very high definition 16” display capable of 3072x1920 resolution. Apple calls this their “Retina” display, which simply means that there is no discernable pixilation when viewed from a distance of around 16” away. Note that all students have 27” displays capable of 2880x1800 resolution mounted to their studio desks, which can be driven by the MacBook Pro.

Service:

A 4-year extended warranty that includes accident protection is included as part of this MacBook Pro purchase. VolTech, the campus computer store, is an authorized Apple service center. MacBook Pros with hardware issues can be taken to VolTech, where they typically receive next-day service.

$3217

MacBook Pro Technology Package

$3581

MacBook Pro Technology Package w/ 32GB Ram Upgrade

Dell Precision Mobile Workstation 3551


Overview:

The Precision 3551 is a high-end mobile workstation designed to strike a good balance between power and physical size/weight at a very affordable price. There are several optional upgrades available for the Precision 3551.

Hard Drive:

The Precision 3551 comes with a 512GB SSD drive. Drives up to 2TB in capacity are available, with the option to install an additional second 2TB hard drive as well.

Memory:

The Precision 3551 comes standard with 16GB of memory, and maxes out at 32GB

Graphics Card:

The Precision 3551 comes with an Nvidia Quadro P620 graphics card. This is a high-end workstation-class graphics card with 4GB of memory onboard.

LCD Display:

Note that all students have high-resolution 27” displays mounted to their studio desks. The Precision 3551 itself is specified with an HD display capable of 1920x1080 resolution. Users have the option of upgrading to touch version of this display

Service:

The Precision 3551 comes with a 4-year extended warranty that includes accident protection. Precision 3551s with hardware issues receive next day on-site service from Dell.

$2407

Precision 3551 Technology Package

Dell Precision Mobile Workstation 5550


Overview:

The Precision 5550 is a high-end mobile workstation designed to both maximize power and be very thin and lightweight. There are quite a few optional upgrades available for the Precision 5550.

Hard Drive:

The Precision 5550 comes with a 512GB SSD drive. Drives up to 2TB in capacity are available, with the option to install an addi-tional second 2TB hard drive as well.

Memory:

The Precision 5550 comes standard with 16GB of memory, and maxes out at 64GB.

Graphics Card:

The Precision 5550 comes with an Nvidia Quadro T2000 graphics card. This is a high-end workstation-class graphics card with 4GB of memory onboard.

LCD Display:

Note that all students have high-resolution 27” displays mounted to their studio desks. This allows the Precision 5550 itself to be specified with a standard HD display capable of 1920x1080 resolution – a savings of nearly $300. Users have the option of upgrad-ing to a very high definition 15.6” 3840x2160 resolution UltraSharp touch display. Dell calls this their “UHD Touch” display, which simply means that in addition to the touch capability, there is no discernable pixilation when viewed from a distance of around 16” away.

Service:

The Precision 5550 comes with a 4-year extended warranty that includes acci-dent protection. Precision 5550s with hardware issues receive next day on-site service from Dell.

$2687

Precision 5550 Technology Package

Dell Precision Mobile Workstation 7540


Overview:

The Precision 7540 is a high-end mobile workstation designed to maximize pow-er and offer hardware flexibility such as multi-ple hard drives and expanded memory options. It is not intended to be thin or lightweight. There are many optional upgrades available for the Precision 7540.

Hard Drive:

The Precision 7540 comes with a 512GB SSD drive. Drives up to 2TB in capacity are available, with the option to install two additional 2TB hard drives as well.

Memory:

The Precision 7540 comes stan-dard with 16GB of memory, and maxes out at 128GB.

Graphics Card:

The Precision 7540 comes with an Nvidia Quadro RTX3000 graphics card. This is a high-end workstation-class graphics card with 6GB of memory onboard.

LCD Display:

Note that all students have high-resolution 27” displays mounted to their studio desks. This allows the Precision 7540 itself to be specified with a standard HD display capable of 1920x1080 resolution – a savings of $200. Users have the option of upgrading to a very high definition 15.6” 3840x2160 resolu-tion UltraSharp display. Dell calls this their “UHD UltraSharp” display, which simply means that there is no discernable pixilation when viewed from a distance of around 16” away.

Service:

The Precision 7540 comes with a 4-year extended warranty that includes acci-dent protection. Precision 7540s with hardware issues receive next day on-site service from Dell.

$3057

Precision 7540 Technology Package