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Posted on: February 18, 2015

Document notes: This is a DRAFT version of the desktop computing recommendations for 2015-2016, with specifications and pricing for review and subject to change. Some of the links from this page may be broken, outdated, or incorrect. This draft was...

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Document notes: This is a Pre-DRAFT version of the desktop computing recommendations for 2015-2016, with specifications and pricing for review and subject to change. Some of the links from this page may be broken, outdated, or incorrect. This draft...

Posted on: May 14, 2014

Information Systems & Computing (ISC), in consultation with the Penn community, annually publishes recommendations for desktop computers. These recommendations reflect institutional and industry trends but do not necessarily take into account the...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Information Systems & Computing (ISC), in consultation with the Penn community, annually publishes recommendations for desktop computers. These recommendations reflect institutional and industry trends but do not necessarily take into account the...

Posted on: February 10, 2014

Document notes: This is a 1st DRAFT version of the desktop computing recommendations for 2014-2015, with specifications and pricing for review and subject to change. Some of the links from this page may be broken or incorrect. This draft was last...

Posted on: September 24, 2013

On September 24, 2013, Apple announced significant updates to its iMac line of all-in-one desktop systems. Specific changes include the introduction of 802.11ac WiFi connectivity and improved graphics capability. As expected, the new iMac line...

Posted on: June 27, 2013

Information Systems & Computing (ISC), in consultation with the Penn community, annually publishes recommendations for desktop computers. These recommendations reflect institutional and industry trends but do not necessarily take into account the...

Posted on: May 25, 2013

Value Desktops are defined by Information Systems & Computing (ISC) as PCs that meet the necessary requirements for a three year life cycle. Value Desktops tend to cost between $750 and $1,000. Low cost PCs, which usually cost between $375 and $...