Computer Recommendations

University-Owned Computers (Faculty and Staff)

Radford University currently standardizes on Lenovo and Apple mobile and desktop computers.    Recommended models and some key features of each are listed below.  

PC Mobile Options - Lenovo

Model

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

ThinkPad T460 Laptop

Processor

Intel Core i5-6200U 

Intel Core i5-6200U

RAM

8GB

8GB

Hard Drive

192GB Solid State

256GB Solid State

Wireless Card

Intel Dual Band 8260

Intel Dual Band 8260

Video Card

Intel HD Graphics

Intel HD Graphics

Battery

4cell

3cell + 3cell

Screen

14" HD TouchScreen

14" HD TouchScreen

Card Reader

Micro SD

4 in 1

Weight

2.8 lbs

3.8 lbs

LCD Camera

Yes

Yes

Est. Base Price w/Warranty*

$1,380

$1,049

Optional Docking Station

$95

$95

Optional Optical Drive

$50

$50

Additional Power Cord

$40

$40

PC Desktop Options - Lenovo

Model

M900z TouchScreen All-in-One

Processor

Intel Core i-5

RAM

8GB

Hard Drive

500GB + 8GB Hybrid Hard Drive

Optical Drive

DVDRW

Video Card

Integrated Video Card

WiFi

Wireless Combo Adapter

Speakers

Internal

Monitor

23.8" Multi-touch

Est. Base Price w/Warranty*

$1085

Apple Options

Model MacBook Pro 13" with Retina
iMac 21.5" Desktop
Processor Intel Dual-core i5 (2.7GHz)
Intel Quad-Core i5 (2.7 GHz)
RAM 8GB 8GB
Hard Drive 256GB Flash 1 TB
Optical Drive none
none
Wireless Card yes yes
Video Card Iris Graphics
Iris Pro Graphics
Battery 9 hours NA
Screen size 13" 21.5"
Keyboard yes wired with numeric keypad
Mouse Track Pad wired
Est. Base Price*
$1,382 $1,368
VGA Adapter Add $29 NA
Ethernet Adapter Add $29 NA
Optical Drive Add $79 Add $79
Universal Docking Station Add $150  

* Contact Academic Technologies at acadcomp@radford.edu or call 831-7521 to request a current quote.

Purchasing Tips for Departments

Once a computer quote has been obtained, departments can enter a purchase request in eVA.  Note:  Computers should not be purchased with University credit cards. 

When entering the order data in eVA:

  • Select the appropriate Supplier Code:
    • For Lenovo orders, use TIN #522449153 
    • For Apple orders, use TIN #942404110
  • Select an appropriate Commodity Code for computers:
    • For desktop computers, use code 20453
    • For mobile computers, use code 20454  
  • Enter the appropriate Contract Number in the Contract No. field.
    • For Lenovo orders, the current Contract No. is VA 140331-LEN
    • For Apple orders, the current Contract No. is VA-150605-APPL
  • List each item on a separate line, and indiciate each item's part number in the Part Number field. 
  • Reference the quote number in the description and attach a copy of the quote to the PR
  • Indicate on the PR that items are to be shipped to the Campus Warehouse. 
  • Upon delivery to the Warehouse, the department will be notified to receive the items in eVA.
  • DoIT staff will image the computer, install software, and make delivery to the department. 

Contact Academic Technologies at acadcomp@radford.edu or phone 831-7521 with questions.