New Computer Specifications

Note:This document is being released to provide specifications and configuration standards for new computer/technology related purchases. The intent is to ensure new computer purchases will be compatible with existing District software and the District’s network. If you are concerned about the specifications or an upcoming purchase, please contact the IT Dept. at extension 3999 or (208)748-3999, we will be happy to work with you to ensure functionality.

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PC Desktop Hardware Specifications

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H-GSM Motherboard
  • Power Supply: Scaled appropriately to support delivered system with reasonable growth potential (In Win CE685 PC case with 300 watt 80PLUS certified power supply)
  • Case: In Win CE685 PC case with 300 watt 80PLUS certified power supply
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 Processor
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) RAM (1 8GB DIMM)
  • NIC: On-board 10/100/1000 Mbps based Ethernet NIC
  • HDD: 120 GB SATA III 6.0 Gbps Internal MLC Solid State Drive Manufactured by Intel, Samsung, Crucial, or Kingston
  • Video: Integrated Intel HD Graphics with DVI Digital Output Interface
  • Optical Drive: (optional)
  • Audio: Onboard HD audio
  • Externally powered Satellite Speakers: (optional)
  • 6 External Powered USB Ports and 2 on front of case
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic(or other least expensive Microsoft Windows operating system)
  • All appropriate cables necessary
  • HIDs: USB Optical mouse, mouse pad, USB keyboard, all necessary cables
  • 3 year parts and labor warranty on all components
  • Monitor: 20″ Wide Screen LCD Monitor (1600×900 native resolution) with DVI Digital Input Interface
  • American Power Conversions SurgeArrest Personal Surge Protector

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PC Laptop Specifications

There is currently 1 laptop model specified for new purchases

  • Intel Core i5-8365U Processor
  • 8GB DDR4 2400 RAM
  • 120 GB Solid State Drive
  • 15.6″ Wide Screen Display
  • Microsoft Windows Windows 7 Pro(or other least expensive Microsoft Windows operating system)
  • On board 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet NIC
  • On board Wireless NIC
  • On board HD Audio
  • 2 External powered USB Ports
  • Padded Carry Case appropriate for delivered model
  • Appropriate American Power Conversions Notebook Surge Suppressor for delivered model
  • All appropriate cables necessary
  • 3 year parts and labor warranty on all components

Any laptop purchase should also include a case: Targus Zip-Thru Mobile Elite Laptop Case Part #: TBT045US will work well for 15″ laptops. If you would like to purchase a different case, please contact IT at ext.3999.

Additionally, any laptop purchase should also include inline surge-suppression:

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PC Configuration Details

  • Hard drives must be formatted NTFS into a single partition.

PC Peripherals

All new purchases in this category will be standardized on the following products:

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Network Printer Specifications:

Printers planned for attachment to the network must be one of the models listed below. If the printer is expected to accept print jobs from Macintosh computers, the printer must be Postscript compatible. The following printers are currently the only acceptable networked printers.

Please contact us @ 3999 for any other models or if any of the following models have been discontinued.

HP LaserJet Enterprise M507n (1PV86A#BGJ) (monthly volume 2000-7500 pages) (Black and White Networked) (updated 20190926)
HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dn (1PV87A#BGJ) (monthly volume 2000-7500 pages) (Black and White Networked with Duplexing) (updated 20190926)
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M607n (K0Q14A#BGJ) (montly volume 5000-20000 pages) (Black and White Networked) (updated 20171211)
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M607dn (K0Q15A#BGJ) (montly volume 5000-20000 pages) (Black and White Networked with Duplexing) (updated 20171211)
HP LaserJet Enterprise M553n (B5L24A#BGJ) (monthly volume 2000-6000 pages) (Color Networked) (updated 20151014)
HP LaserJet Enterprise M553dn (B5L25A#BGJ) (monthly volume 2000-6000 pages) (Color Networked with Duplexing) (updated 20151014)
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750n (D3L08A#BGJ) (monthly volume 2500-13000 pages) (Color Networked) (updated 20160902)
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750dn (D3L08A) (monthly volume 2500-13000 pages) (Color Networked with Duplexing) (updated 20160902)

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Network Photocopier Specifications:

The Xerox Document Centre and Ricoh Aficio lines of products have been tested and will be supported as devices attached to the District network. For other models or manufacturers, please contact IT at extension 3999.

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Accepted Surge Suppressors:

  • APC SurgeArrest Personal PER7: 6′ cord. Available from the warehouse. For use when computer’s value totals less than $50,000.
  • APC SurgeArrest Professional PRO7: For use when computer’s value totals more than $75,000.
  • Tripplite Super7TEL15: 15′ cord. Available from the warehouse. ($75,000 warranty).
  • Tripplite TLP825: 25′ cord, $75,000 warranty.
  • All substitute suppressors must be verified by IT.

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Network Electronics:

  • Cisco 3560 series Switches (For connection to the fiber MAN.) See IT for specific models.
  • Cisco 2960 series Switches (For all other uses.) See IT for specific models.

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