The systems listed within the pdf are the current baseline choices for faculty and staff whose computers are due for replacement in this cycle. These systems will be supported by IITS for a minimum of four years.
Haverford College’s baseline specifications are typically updated twice annually, to coincide with the semi-annual replacement process, in June and December. Occasionally changes in product availability will require a mid-cycle update as well.
For past hardware recommendations, see our recommendation archive.
REQUESTS FOR NON-STANDARD WINDOWS DESKTOPS:
For most positions at Haverford the baseline Windows Performance Desktop specification meets or exceeds the four-year expectations for consistency, sustainability and reliability. Where IITS and the department agree that the requirements of a job require a configuration other than the baseline Windows Performance Desktop specification, IITS will provide one of the other supported configurations included in pdf above.
In cases where:
(a) IITS and the department do not agree that an alternative configuration is required,
(b) the cost of the required configuration exceeds available budgeted funds, or
(c) an additional computer is requested,
departments may approve the use discretionary or grant funds to cover the difference in cost.
Incremental improvements to college-issued computers or other computers that are purchased with departmental or grant funds are not eligible for the replacement cycle funding through IITS.