Computers: New Purchase Recommendations

UMKC maintains several standard recommendations for computer models and configurations that meet almost every type of usage. Beyond these systems, UMKC's Information Services (IS) department leverages attractive UM System contracts with Dell and Apple that allow customized builds for any scenario from basic word processing to high-performance research computing. Below are a list of configurations that represent excellent options for the overwhelming majority of UMKC faculty and staff.

To make an order or inquire about systems, please email us at umkc-hardware@umkc.edu

Please review the IMPORTANT NOTES given below in addition to your review of the configuration and pricing detail on this page!

Pricing updated 5/13/2024

Laptops

Every year, the need for remote and mobile computing increase - the flexibility offered in a laptop computer is almost essential for many professional and information workers. The current generation of laptop standards feature at least 16GB RAM to power through almost any computing need you might have. UMKC IS recommends that faculty and staff consider this when selecting a primary computer for purchase.

Latitude 3400
This is the campus standard laptop that meets the needs for the vast majority of faculty and staff at UMKC. It is the most popular laptop standard at UMKC.

14.0-inch FHD (1920x1080), Anti-Glare, Non-Touch LCD Panel
Intel® 13th Generation i5-1335U processor (10 cores)
16GB DDR5 RAM
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Storage Space
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Gigabit Ethernet, Intel WiFi 6E AX211 and Bluetooth 5.1
Integrated Webcam with Shutter, Microphone
4-year Dell Hardware Warranty w/ Accidental Damage
Weight: 3.4 lbs.

$977.08

Docking Station - WD19S (Supports 2x additional monitors):

$131
Docking Station - WD22TB4 (Supports 3x additional monitors): $167
Headset - Jabbra Evolve USB Stereo: $42
Keyboard - Dell KB522: $16
Monitor - 24" P2422H FHD (1920x1080) - Most Common: $124
Monitor - 24" P2422HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub - Recommended: $162
Monitor - 27" P2725H FHD: $177
Monitor - 27" P2725HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub: $220
Monitor - 27" P2723DE 2K QHD (2560x1440) w/ USB-C Hub: $232
Monitor - 27" P2723QE 4K (3840x2160) w/ USB-C Hub: $303
Monitor - 32" P3223QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub: $372
Mouse - Dell MS116: $12
Speaker Bar - Dell SB522A: $47
Webcam - Dell 2K QHD: $42

Monitor Bundles - See Below 

Latitude 7300

This is the campus standard laptop for the highly mobile professional who requires a very lightweight system and the additional flexibility of the touchscreen feature. Its specifications are outlined below.

13.3" FHD (1920x1200), Anti-Glare, Touch LCD Panel
Intel® 13th Generation Ultra 5 135U vPRO (12 cores, 14 threads, 4.4Ghz)
16GB 4800MHz LPDDR5 Integrated RAM
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen 5 Solid State Drive
Intel Iris XE Graphics
Gigabit Ethernet, Intel WiFi and Bluetooth 5.1
57wH Battery w/ 65w Charger
Light-sensitive IR Webcam and Noise-Canceling Microphone with Windows Hello
4-year Dell Hardware Warranty w/ Accidental Damage
Weight: 2.5 lbs.

$1447.72

Docking Station - WD19S (Supports 2x additional monitors):

$131
Docking Station - WD22TB4 (Supports 3x additional monitors): $167
Headset - Jabbra Evolve USB Stereo: $42
Keyboard - Dell KB522: $16
Monitor - 24" P2422H FHD (1920x1080) - Most Common: $124
Monitor - 24" P2422HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub - Recommended: $162
Monitor - 27" P2725H FHD: $177
Monitor - 27" P2725HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub: $220
Monitor - 27" P2723DE 2K QHD (2560x1440) w/ USB-C Hub: $232
Monitor - 27" P2723QE 4K (3840x2160) w/ USB-C Hub: $303
Monitor - 32" P3223QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub: $372
Mouse - Dell MS116: $12
Speaker Bar - Dell SB522A: $47
Webcam - Dell 2K QHD: $42

Monitor Bundles - See Below 

Latitude 5500

This is the standard large display laptop aimed at those researchers, developers, and analysts who need additional processing power to manipulate statistical data sets or render graphics.
While suited to those needs, consider this a starting point, as it is very possible you may require something more advanced or specialized. 
We can build customized quotes to include additional GPU and CPU power, memory, storage, and more.

15.6" FHD (1920x1080), Anti-Glare, Non-Touch LCD Panel
Intel® Core Ultra 7-165H Processor (16 cores)
32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM
NVIDIA RTX 500ADA 4GB GDDR6 Graphics
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive - Boot
1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive - Storage
Gigabit Ethernet, Intel WiFi 6F AX211 and Bluetooth 5.1
Light-sensitive IR Webcam and Noise-Canceling Microphone
4-year Dell Hardware Warranty w/ Accidental Damage
Weight: 3.5 lbs.

$1579.47 - Laptop Only

Docking Station - WD19S (Supports 2x additional monitors):

$131
Docking Station - WD22TB4 (Supports 3x additional monitors): $167
Headset - Jabbra Evolve USB Stereo: $42
Keyboard - Dell KB522: $16
Monitor - 24" P2422H FHD (1920x1080) - Most Common: $124
Monitor - 24" P2422HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub - Recommended: $162
Monitor - 27" P2725H FHD: $177
Monitor - 27" P2725HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub: $220
Monitor - 27" P2723DE 2K QHD (2560x1440) w/ USB-C Hub: $232
Monitor - 27" P2723QE 4K (3840x2160) w/ USB-C Hub: $303
Monitor - 32" P3223QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub: $372
Mouse - Dell MS116: $12
Speaker Bar - Dell SB522A: $47
Webcam - Dell 2K QHD: $42

Monitor Bundles - See Below 

MacBook Air 13"

The 13" Macbook Air is our standard entry-level Apple laptop, which has been recently upgraded to the M3 chipset.   It is adequate for the vast majority of UMKC faculty and staff.  Macbook Pro quotes are available upon request via umkc-hardware for more specialized needs.  

Apple M3 chip with 8‑core CPU and 10-core GPU
16GB Unified Memory
13.6" Retina Display
512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
FaceTime HD camera
Stereo (integrated audio)
2 Thunderbolt 4 Ports
70w USB-C Power Adapter
4-year AppleCare+ Protection Plan (no fees)
Weight: 2.7 lbs.
Silver Color 
Note: Only one external monitor is supported when using laptop screen
Two externals are supported if laptop lid is closed

$1638

Accessories For Apple Laptops
Hub/Docking Station - WD22TB4: $167
Magic Keyboard - No Num Pad: $99
Magic Keyboard - With Num Pad: $129
Magic Mouse: $79
Monitor - 24" P2422H FHD (1920x1080): $124
Monitor - 27" P2725H FHD:

$177

Monitor - 27" P2723D 2K QHD (2560x1440): $217
Monitor - 27" P2723QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub -  Recommended $303
Monitor - 32" P3223QE 4K (3840x2160) w/ USB-C Hub: $372
USB-C to USB-A Adapter cable - MJ1M2AM/A: $19
USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter -MJ1L2AM/A : $69
USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter - MUF82AM/A : $69
USB-C Gigabit Ethernet Adapter - HJKF2ZM: $30
Apple Laptops - Monitor Bundle - See Below 

Desktops

For reliability and power, there is no substitute for a fixed workstation. Some types of jobs and computing tasks still suggest a desktop computer with an external monitor as the most appropriate solution. There is a nice variety of form factors and performance levels to choose from among these standards and, of course, more powerful systems can be customized as required for those with specialized needs.

OptiPlex 5000

This is the campus standard Windows desktop that meets the needs for the vast majority of faculty and staff at UMKC.  The most popular of our desktop offerings.

Intel® Core™ i5-14500 processor (14 cores)
16GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM
Intel Integrated Graphics
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive
KB522 Multimedia Keyboard
MS116 Optical Mouse
Gigabit Ethernet
5-year Dell Basic Hardware warranty

$825.27 - Tower with Mouse and Keyboard Only

Accessories For Dell Desktop
Headset - Jabbra Evolve USB Stereo: $42
Monitor - 24" P2422H FHD (1920x1080) - Most Common: $124
Monitor - 27" P2725H FHD: $177
Monitor - 27" P2723D 2K QHD (2560x1440): $217
Monitor - 27" P2723QE 4K (3840x2160) w/ USB-C Hub: $303
Monitor - 32" P3223QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub: $372
Speaker Bar - Dell SB522A: $47
Webcam - Dell 2K QHD: $42

Monitor Bundles - See Below 

OptiPlex 7000

This is an advanced Windows desktop optimized for those researchers who need additional processing power to manipulate statistical data sets or render graphics.
While suited to those needs, consider this a starting point, as it is very possible you may require something more advanced or specialized. 
We can build customized quotes to include additional GPU and CPU power, memory, storage, and more.

Intel® 14th Generation i7-14700K Unlocked Processor (20 cores)
32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM
Nvidia RTX A2000 12GB, 12GB, 4x mDP w/ Adapters 
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive - Boot
1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive - Storage
KB522 Multimedia Keyboard
MS116 Optical Mouse
Gigabit Ethernet
5-year Dell Hardware Warranty

$1789 - Tower with Mouse and Keyboard Only

Accessories For Dell Desktop
Headset - Jabbra Evolve USB Stereo: $42
Monitor - 24" P2422H FHD (1920x1080) - Most Common: $124
Monitor - 27" P2725H FHD: $177
Monitor - 27" P2723D 2K QHD (2560x1440): $217
Monitor - 27" P2723QE 4K (3840x2160) w/ USB-C Hub: $303
Monitor - 32" P3223QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub: $372
Speaker Bar - Dell SB522A: $47
Webcam - Dell 2K QHD: $42

Monitor Bundles - See Below 

iMac M1 24"

This is the campus standard Mac desktop that meets the needs for the majority of faculty and staff at UMKC.

24" 4.5K Retina Display
Apple M3 chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU
16GB Unified RAM/Memory
512GB SSD Storage
Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
1080p FaceTime HD camera
Stereo (integrated audio)
Two Thunderbolt 4 port/USB 4 ports
Magic Mouse
Magic Keyboard
4-year AppleCare+ Protection Plan
Supports 1x Additional External Monitor 

$1885* - includes Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard w Numpad and Touch

Accessories For Mac Desktop
Headset - Jabbra Evolve USB Stereo: $42
Monitor - 27" P2725H FHD: $177
Monitor - 27" P2722HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub: $194
Monitor - 27" P2723D 2K QHD (2560x1440): $217
Monitor - 27" P2723QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub - Recommended: $303
Monitor - 32" P3223QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub $372
Monitor - Other - please contact umkc-hardware@umkc.edu

All In Ones for Computing Labs

A simple, attractive option for student computing labs and other open/public spaces that reduces clutter and needs less desk space than traditional tower configurations . Recently updated by Dell, this effiecient, convenient machine should be considered by any group needing a computer for shared use areas.  Compatabile with Office, Chrome, Adobe, etc! 
Please contact us if graphical computation power is needed, as we do offer a more powerful version.

dellaio
This is the campus standard Windows AIO desktop that meets the needs for the vast majority of public spaces and computing labs at UMKC.  The most popular of our AIO offerings.  Touch Screen options also available.

24" FHD Non-Touch Screen
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-13500T (14 Cores, 4.6Ghz)
16GB DDR5 RAM
Intel Graphics
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive
KB522 Wired Multimedia Keyboard
MS116 Wired Optical Mouse
FHD Pop Up Webcam
Interal Speakers - can be disabled via UMKC IS request
Gigabit Ethernet
5-year Dell Hardware Warranty

$923.07

Accessories and Bundles

In response to emerging needs, we offer groups of items to assist faculty and staff with migrating into remote work scenarios. These packages include additional equipment to supplement your UMKC laptop or desktop and maximize the opportunity to work from your location. Please review and determine if one of these collections of hardware will meet those needs should they arise.

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Docking Station - WD19S (Supports 2x additional monitors):

$131
Docking Station - WD22TB4 (Supports 3x additional monitors): $167
Headset - Jabbra Evolve USB Stereo: $42
Keyboard - Dell KB522: $16
Monitor - 24" P2422H FHD (1920x1080) - Most Common: $124
Monitor - 24" P2422HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub - Recommended: $162
Monitor - 27" P2725H FHD: $177
Monitor - 27" P2725HE FHD w/ USB-C Hub: $220
Monitor - 27" P2723D 2K QHD (2560x1440): $217
Monitor - 27" P2723DE 2K QHD (2560x1440) w/ USB-C Hub: $232
Monitor - 27" P2723QE 4K (3840x2160) w/ USB-C Hub: $303
Monitor - 32" P3223QE 4K w/ USB-C Hub: $372
Mouse - Dell MS116: $12
Speaker Bar - Dell SB522A: $47
Webcam - Dell 2K QHD: $42

 

Apple Adapters

USB-C to USB-A Adapter cable - MJ1M2AM/A: $19
USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter -MJ1L2AM/A : $69
USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter - MUF82AM/A : $69
USB-C Gigabit Ethernet Adapter - HJKF2ZM: $30

This collection is aimed at staff who may need additional equipment to pair with their laptop to more effectively work from home. It includes the following items:

One (1) P2723QE 4K 27"  (3820x2160) USB-C Hub Monitor
One (1) Magic Keyboard With NumPad
One (1) Magic Mouse

$511

This collection is aimed to add a single monitor and a soundbar to Desktop selections.
One (1x) P2422H 24" FHD (1920x1080) Monitor
One (1) SB522A Soundbar 
$171

This collection is aimed to add dual monitors and a soundbar to Desktop selections.
Two (2x) P2422H 24" FHD (1920x1080) Monitors
One (1) SB522A Soundbar 
$295

Work From Home Bundle

Work From Home - Single Monitor

This single monitor based collection is aimed at staff who may need additional equipment to pair with their laptop to more effectively work from home. It includes the following items:
One (1) P2422HE 24" FHD (1920x1080) USB-C Hub Monitor
One (1) SB522A USB Soundbar
One (1) KB522 Keyboard
One (1) MS116 Mouse

$237

Work From Home - Dual Monitor

This dual monitor based collection is aimed at staff who may need additional equipment to pair with their laptop to more effectively work from home. It includes the following items
One (1) P2422HE 24" FHD (1920x1080) USB-C Hub Monitor
One (1) P2422H 24" FHD Monitor 
One (1) SB522A USB Soundbar
One (1) KB522 Keyboard
One (1) MS116 Mouse

$361

 

Teach From Home Bundle

This dual monitor based collection is aimed at faculty who may need additional equipment to pair with their laptop to more effectively hold classes and mentor students from home. It includes the following items:

One (1) P2422H 24" FHD (1920x1080) Monitor
One (1) P2422HE 24" FHD (1920x1080) USB-C Hub Monitor
One (1) SB522A USB Soundbar
One (1) KB522 Keyboard
One (1) MS116 Mouse
One (1) Jabra Evolve 20 USB headset
One (1) Dell 2K QHD webcam

$444*

Headsets

Nearly a necessity for today's remote learning environments, this tool provides functional access to teleconferencing, video chat, and simple phone calls. At UMKC, we have integrated the Jabber software client with our campus phone system to serve a broad range of needs and preferences in this space. Get started by reviewing our information on Jabber for a system overview, as well as purchase recommendations, usage guides, and FAQs. You can even choose to avoid the cost and annoyance of a desk phone by adopting softphone technology!

Jabra Evolve 20

This is the campus standard headset that meets the needs for the majority of faculty and staff at UMKC.

Wired USB Stereo headset
Easy call management
Passive noise cancellation
High-quality, adjustable microphone
Compatible with Jabber, Teams, Zoom, and other major voice/video/chat services
Lightweight, comfortable

$42*

Tablets

Certain types of computing tasks that do not require heavy computational processing are good targets for tablet computing. Consult the information below for current configuration and pricing of the standard, supported tablets. If you require more advanced specifications or special niche systems, please contact us at umkc-hardware@umkc.edu.

Currently, there is no established standard for Android-based tablets due to the divergent and fragmented marketplace and the relatively little demand up to this point. However, certain key items are required if you wish to pursue an Android tablet:

  • The tablet must support the current version of Android.
  • The tablet must come from a major supplier with well-known and acceptable business practices for sales, support, and service of their products (e.g., Samsung, Google, etc.).
  • The tablet must include a minimum of a two-year product warranty with accidental damage protection from the manufacturer.

In terms of Windows-based tablets, Information Services is supporting the Microsoft Surface Pro. No other Windows-based tablet is recommended for purchase. Please work with our IT hardware procurement specialist to configure any tablet and keep in mind the necessity for a minimum of two-years of warranty support to include accidental damage services.

iPad Pro

 

This tablet is recommended as a fixed function platform for simple and repetitive tasks and is not suitable for most content creation, storage, or more intensive usage requirements.

Apple A14 Chipset
8GB RAM
64 GB flash storage
10.9" Multi-touch LCD display
WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
3-year AppleCare Plus Protection Plan
Weight: 1.0 lbs.

$408*

iPad

 

This is the standard tablet recommended for UMKC faculty and staff as both a content consumption and creation platform.

Apple M2 processor
11" Liquid Retina display
12MP Ultra Wide front Camera
12MP, 10MP 4K Video rear cameras
256GB  storage
WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
3-year AppleCare Plus Protection Plan
Weight: 1.0 lbs.

$728

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • ALL IT and telecommunication products, software and services must be purchased through Information Services and/or require CIO approval.
  • Laptop security is an important concern at UMKC. While their nature as lightweight, easily portable, and high-value items make them targets for theft, it is often the data contained therein that proves the most important asset to be protected. By default, UMKC Information Services encrypts all new Windows-based laptops with BitLocker. This ensures a thief cannot access your data even if they gain physical possession of your laptop. For more information about data and device security, please refer to our IS Security and Research Policy and Practice documents. Additionally, physical security components such as locks, cables and other devices may be necessary, depending on how the system is to be implemented and its environment. Please contact us at umkc-hardware@umkc.edu if you have questions or need component recommendations and pricing.
  • Pursuant to the findings of an Internal Audit from June 2013, UM campus IT units were charged with developing and implementing a centralized approach to securely manage mobile devices and safeguard university data. UMKC responded by implementing AirWatch to manage mobile tablets and cell phones on multiple UM campuses as a shared service. When a device is to be retired, the old device needs to be disposed of in accordance with University policy, after which the fee will no longer be assessed. Groups that request customized setup and programming services in conjunction with larger-scale mobile device projects will be assessed additional support fees at the standard hourly rate of $75. In doing so, UMKC is developing parity between the way it manages disparate devices, following on its long history of developing tools to manage its desktop and laptop resources.