OCIO COMPUTER STANDARDS

OCIO has designed computer standards to meet the needs of our Managed IT customers. We update the standards below at least annually. We consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis (e.g. control systems for expensive instruments that cannot be upgraded). 

Operating Systems 

  • Windows 10 is the current OCIO Windows standard. The OCIO will support Windows 7 & Windows 8/8.1 as long Microsoft provides support and delivers current security patches. 
  • Apple MacOS (High Sierra, 10.13) & MacOS Sierra (10.12) are currently supported by the OCIO. 
  • We do not support older operating systems per Information Security Control Requirements 0F1. 

Windows 

The following are standard workstation configurations available to OCIO Managed IT Services Customers, as-of August 2018. Specs are located at http://ocio.osu.edu/KB03740

Dell Latitude 5590

  • Windows 10, Intel i5-8350U 1.7GHz Quad Core, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, 15” Display, 4.14 lbs., camera
  • Dell WD15 130W USB-C Dock
  • TWO 21.5" Monitors
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Four year warranty


Ultrabook Dell 7390

  • Windows 10, Intel i5-8350 1.7 GHz Quad Core, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, 13" Touchscreen Display, ePen, 3.11 lbs., camera
  • WD15 USB-C Dock
  • TWO 21.5" Monitors
  • Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • Four year warranty
  • Smaller screen & lightweight laptop for office worker on the go
     

2-in-1 Slate Dell 5290

  • Windows 10, Intel i7-8650 2.8 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, 12.3" Touchscreen Display, ePen, Travel Keyboard, 1.8 lbs., camera
  • WD15 USB-C Dock
  • TWO 21.5" Monitors
  • Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • Four year warranty
  • Lightweight tablet with detatchable keyboard for office worker on the go
     

Windows Desktop Dell Optiplex 7050

  • SFF: Windows 10, Intel i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad Core, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, built-in wireless card with external antenna
  • TWO 21.5" Monitors
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Four year warranty
  • Ideal for lab and shared workstation use
     

Windows Desktop Dell Optiplex 5260 All-In-One

  • Windows 10, Intel i5-8600U, 4.3 GHz 6-Core, 8 GM RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, 21.5" Touchscreen Display, Built-in Wireless, Articulating Stand
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Four year warranty
  • Ideal for Lab & Classroom use
     

Apple 


15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

  • Mac OS X current version, Intel i7 2.8 GHz QC, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, 15” Display, 4.02 lbs.
  • Thunderbolt-3 docking station
  • One 22” External monitor
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Four year warranty
     

27” iMac Macintosh Desktop

  • Intel i5 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion Hard Drive, 27” 5K Display
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Four year warranty
     

iPad

  • iPad Pro 10.5”, 256 GB, Wi-Fi
  • Apple Smart Keyboard cover
  • Apple Pencil

     

Alternative Option for Power Users

A power user is a university employee who runs applications that need a large amount of memory or additional processing speed.  Examples of this could be (a) extensive/large data processing at the local machine level, (b) advanced calculations, and/or (c) applications too large or complex to run on one of the recommended workstations.  A power user is not someone who needs to store a large number of files on their machine; the file share and cloud storage options noted above are secure alternatives available for file storage.

Dell Latitude 5590

  • Windows 10, Intel i7-8650U 1.9GHz (Up to 3.9 GHz) Quad Core, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD Hard Drive, 15” Display, 4.14 lbs., camera
  • Dell WD15 130W USB-C Dock
  • TWO 21.5" Monitors
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Four year warranty