Department Funded Technology Purchasing

About Department Funded Purchases (DFP)

Department Funded Purchases (DFP) can be used to purchase standard or customer Dell and Apple computers. IT Division staff are available to assist with these orders.

  • Available to: Faculty and Staff
  • Where to use: Texas State Windows or Mac computers
  • Cost: Varies

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We can also help with ordering technology parts and accessories.

Standard Computer

Computer TypeBusiness/Mobile EssentialsFlexible UsePower User Workstations
Windows Desktops

OptiPlex 7020 Small Form Factor – with or without web conferencing monitor

Or 

OptiPlex 7420 All in One

OptiPlex 7020 Tower - No MonitorPrecision 3680 Tower- No Monitor
Windows Laptops

Dell Latitude 3340 with a 13” screen

Or

Dell Latitude 3450 with a 14" screen

Dell Mobile Precision 3490 with a 14” screenDell Mobile Precision 3591 with a 15.6" screen
Mac Desktops24" iMac with Retina 4.5K display  -  Apple M3 chip

Mac mini Apple M2 Pro Chip – No Display

Mac Studio Apple M2 Max chip – No Display
Mac LaptopsMacBook Air 13”  -  Apple M1 chip  

MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M3 Chip

MacBook Pro 16”  -  Apple M3 Pro chip


See estimated standard computer pricing.


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Guide to Selecting the Right Fit for Texas State Users

 

Windows Business Essentials Desktops

For users who require the basics.

Employees who primarily use their computers to check email, work with Microsoft Office applications, access the Internet, access shared network resources, work in SAP and Banner, use Zoom and Teams, and use a limited number of low-resource applications.

Windows Flexible Use Desktops

For users who require a higher level of performance.

These computers are better equipped and more than sufficient for most faculty and staff. They have more memory and processing power over the Business Essentials line and have increased graphics rendering and processing capabilities.

Windows Power-User Workstation Desktops

For users who run processor, memory, or graphics intensive programs.

These computers are large and powerful for truly advanced users and applications.  They are for users who need increased processor, memory, GPU processing capabilities, and/or multicore/multithreaded processing.  

Mac Business Essentials Desktops

For users who require the basics.

Employees who primarily use their computers to check email, work with Microsoft Office applications, access the Internet, access shared network resources, work in SAP and Banner, use Zoom and Teams, and use a limited number of low-resource applications.

Mac Flexible Use Desktops

For users who require a higher level of performance.

These computers are better equipped and more than sufficient for most faculty and staff. They have more memory and processing power over the Business Essentials line and have increased graphics rendering and processing capabilities.

 

Mac Power-User Workstation Desktops

For users who run processor, memory, or graphics intensive programs.

These computers are powerful and for truly advanced users and applications.  They are for users who need increased processor, memory, GPU processing capabilities, and/or multicore/multithreaded processing.  

 

Windows Mobile Essentials Laptops

For users who require the basics on the go.

 These laptops are light, portable, and will allow you to do work or stay connected while virtually anywhere.

Windows Flexible Use Laptop

For users who require a higher level of performance on the go.

These laptops are better equipped and more than sufficient for most faculty and staff. They have more processing power over the Mobile Essentials Laptops and have greater processing capabilities.  


Windows Mobile Power-User Workstation

For users who run processor, memory, or graphics intensive programs at the office or while traveling.

These mobile workstations are for when you need the power of a desktop computer while not in your office or when you need increased processor, memory, and/or graphics processing while traveling.  They can be used as a desktop replacement for people who need a desktop and a mobile workstation. Due to the amount of heat a high end system vents, they are not intended to be used like a traditional laptop. They should be used while sitting at a desk.

Mac Mobile Essentials Laptop

For users who require the basics on the go.

Employees who primarily use their computers to check email, work with Microsoft Office applications, access the Internet, access shared network resources, work in SAP and Banner, use Zoom and Teams, and use a limited number of low-resource applications and stay connected while virtually anywhere.  


Mac Flexible Use Laptop

For users who require a higher level of performance on the go.

These laptops are better equipped and more than sufficient for most faculty and staff. They have more memory and processing power over the Mobile Essentials Mac  Laptop, have increased graphics rendering and processing capabilities, and are thin, light, portable, and will allow you to do work or stay connected while virtually anywhere.  


Mac Mobile Power-User Workstation

For users who run processor, memory, or graphics intensive programs at the office or while traveling.

These mobile workstations are for when you need the power of a desktop computer while not in your office or when you need increased processor, memory, and/or graphics processing while traveling.  They can be used as a desktop replacement for people who need a desktop and a mobile workstation.

Computer Functionality

Windows Computers

FunctionalityDell Business Essentials DesktopsDell Flexible Use DesktopsDell Power-User DesktopsDell Mobile Essentials LaptopsDell Flexible Use LaptopDell Power-User Mobile Workstation
Checking emailXXXXXX
Web browsingXXXXXX
Streaming video and moviesXXXXXX
MS WordXXXXXX
MS OutlookXXXXXX
MS ExcelXXXXXX
*MS AccessXXXXXX
MS PowerPointXXXXXX
*MS PublisherXXXXXX
*MS VisioXXXXXX
Work in the SAP PortalXXXXXX
Work in the SAP Business ClientXXXXXX
Work in Banner (SIS)XXXXXX
Adobe SuiteAdobe Acrobat DC onlyUsableMost Uses*Adobe Acrobat DC only Adobe Acrobat DC onlyMost Uses*
Web conferencing with Zoom or TeamsXXXXXX
ArcGIS Desktop*UsableBetterMost uses*UsableUsableMost uses*
ArcGIS Pro and OnlineUsableBetterMost uses*UsableUsableMost uses*
AutoDesk*UsableBetterMost uses*Some usesSome usesMost uses*
JMP ProUsableBetterMost uses*UsableBetterMost uses*
MATLABUsableBetterMost uses*UsableBetterMost uses*
MathematicaUsableBetterMost uses*UsableBetterMost uses*
SAS*UsableBetterMost uses*UsableBetterMost uses*
SPSSUsableBetterMost uses*UsableBetterMost uses*
Access shared networks/drivesXXXXXX
Multiple monitorsXXXXXX
Wired Keyboards and miceXXXBuilt in keyboard and TrackpadBuilt in keyboard and TrackpadBuilt in keyboard and Trackpad
Wireless keyboards and miceCompatible but not standardCompatible but not standardCompatible but not standardCompatible but not standardCompatible but not standardCompatible but not standard
Heavy graphics processingNot RecommendedSome usesMost uses* Not Recommended Some UsesMost uses* 
Memory intensive applicationsNot RecommendedNot RecommendedMost uses* Not Recommended Not RecommendedMost uses* 
Multicore/Multithreaded/GPU processingNot RecommendedSome UsesMost uses* Not Recommended Not RecommendedMost uses* 

Mac Computers

FunctionalityMac Business Essentials DesktopsMac Flexible Use DesktopsMac Power-User DesktopsMac Mobile Essentials LaptopsMac Flexible Use LaptopsMac Power-User Mobile Workstation
       
Checking emailXXXXXX
Web browsingXXXXXX
Streaming video and moviesXXXXXX
MS WordXXXXXX
MS OutlookXXXXXX
MS ExcelXXXXXX
*MS AccessNANANANANANA
MS PowerPointXXXXXX
*MS PublisherNANANANANANA
*MS VisioNANANANANANA
Work in the SAP PortalXXXXXX
Work in the SAP Business ClientNANANANANANA
Work in Banner (SIS)XXXXXX
Adobe SuiteSome usesUsableMost Uses*Some usesSome usesMost Uses*
Web conferencing with Zoom or TeamsXXXXXX
ArcGIS Desktop*NANANANANANA
ArcGIS Pro and OnlineUsableBetterMost uses*Usable Usable Most uses*
AutoDesk*NANANANANANA
JMP ProUsableBetterMost uses*UsableBetterMost uses*  
MATLABUsableBetterMost uses*UsableBetterMost uses*
MathematicaUsableBetterMost uses*UsableBetterMost uses*
SAS*NANANANANANA
SPSSUsableBetterMost uses*Some usesUsableBetter*
Access shared networks/drivesXXXXXX
Multiple monitorsXXXXXX
Wired Keyboards and miceNANANABuilt in keyboard and TrackpadBuilt in keyboard and TrackpadBuilt in keyboard and Trackpad
Wireless keyboards and miceMagic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad and Magic Mouse (white)Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad and Magic Mouse (white)Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad and Magic Mouse (white)Compatible but not standardCompatible but not standardCompatible but not standard
Heavy graphics processingSome UsesSome usesMost uses*Some Uses Some Uses Most uses*
Memory intensive applicationsSome usesSome usesMost uses*Some Uses Some Uses Most uses*
Multicore/Multithreaded/GPU processingSome usesSome usesMost uses*Some Uses Some Uses Most uses*

* If you need more processing power, RAM, drive space, or anything more than this, please consider a DFP purchase request and we can assist in getting a custom quote from Dell or Apple to meet your needs.


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