OCIO COMPUTER STANDARDS

Our computer standards are designed to meet the needs of most faculty and staff at OSU. The standards below are updated at least annually and are based on university and State of Ohio contract standards for desktops, laptops and tablets. Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis (e.g. control systems for expensive instruments that cannot be upgraded). 

Pricing is available for departmental purchases through TechHub, and through supplier web sites on eStores (access via eRequest and look for Dell’s and HP’s supplier web sites). 

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. 

Older operating systems are not supported per Information Security Control Requirements0F1. 

Apple 

Macbook Pro & iMac specs for OCIO Managed IT Services Customers are located at http://ocio.osu.edu/KB03740. OCIO always makes the base model (15” Macbook Pro or 27” iMac) that TechHub stocks as our standard. 

Macintosh Laptop Standard Package 

  • 15" MacBook Pro w/ 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 lb 
  • Thunderbolt-3 Docking Station 
  • 21.5" External Monitor 
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 
  • 4 Year Waranty 

Macintosh Desktop Standard Package 

  • 27" iMac: Intel i5 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion Hard Drive, 27" 5K Display 
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard, Apple Magic Mouse 
  • 4 Year Warranty 

iPad Pro with keyboard and pencil 

  • iPad Pro 10.5" 256GB WiFi 
  • Apple Smart Keyboard Cover 
  • Apple Pencil 
  • AppleCare Plus for iPad 

 

Windows 

The following are standard workstation configurations available to OCIO Managed IT Services Customers, as-of September 2017. Specs are located at http://ocio.osu.edu/KB03740 & Dell’s price list/spec sheet is at http://go.osu.edu/stsdell. 

Windows Laptop Standard Package 

HP Standard Mobile Notebook 

  • HP EliteBook 850 G4: Windows 10, Intel i5-7300U 2.6GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, 15" Display, 4.15 lb 
  • UltraSlim Dock 
  • 21.5" External Monitor (upon request) 
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 
  • 4 Year Warranty 

Dell Standard Mobile Notebook 

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7300U (3M Cache, 2.60GHz, 2 cores, 4 threads); Memory: 4GB DDR4; Hard Drive: 128GB SSD 
  • NIC: Gigabit Ethernet Controller, 
  • 802.11 a/g/n/ac Wireless, Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 
  • Graphics: Intel HD 620 
  • Display: 14” (1920x1080) 
  • 21.5" External Monitor (upon request) 
  • Webcam: 720p HD 
  • Battery: 3 Cell 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 
  • Warranty: 4 Year On-Site (4/4/4) 

 

Windows Laptop Developer Package 

  • HP EliteBook 850 G4: Windows 10, Intel i7-7600U 2.6GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD Hard Drive, 15" Display, 4.15 lb 
  • UltraSlim Dock 
  • 21.5" External Monitor 
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 
  • 4 Year Warranty 

 

Ultrabook Package (highly portable laptops) 

HP Ultrabook Notebook 

  • HP EliteBook x360 1020: Intel i5-7300 2.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, 12" Touchscreen Display, 2.5 lb 
  • Thunderbolt-3 Dock 
  • 21.5" External Monitor 
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 
  • Windows 10 
  • 4 Year Warranty 

Dell Ultrabook Notebook 

  • Intel Core i5-7300U (3M Cache, 2.60GHz, 2 cores, 4 threads) Memory: 4GB DDR4 Hard Drive: 128GB SSD, NIC: Gigabit Ethernet Controller, 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 Graphics: Intel HD 620 
  • Display: 14” (1920x1080) 
  • Webcam: 720p HD 
  • Battery: 3 Cell 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 
  • Warranty: 4 Year On-Site (4/4/4) 

2-in-1 (Slate) Package 

  • HP Elite x2 1012 G2: Windows 10, Intel i7-7600 1.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, 12" Touchscreen Display, 1.8 lb 
  • Thunderbolt-3 Dock 
  • 21.5" External Monitor 
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 
  • 4 Year Warranty 

 

Windows Desktop Standard Packages 

HP Standard Business Class Desktop Configuration 

  • HP EliteDesk 800 G3 SFF: Intel i5-7500 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, built-in wireless card w/ external antenna 
  • 21.5" External Monitors 
  • Keyboard and Mouse 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 
  • 4 Year Warranty 

Dell Standard Business Class Desktop Configuration 

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7500 (6M Cache, 3.40GHz, 4 cores, 4 threads), Memory: 4GB DDR4, Hard Drive: 500GB 
  • NIC: Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
  • Graphics: Intel HD 630 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 
  • 21.5" External Monitors 
  • Keyboard and Mouse 
  • Warranty: 4 Year On-Site (4/4/4