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Posted on: March 3, 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 Some of the links from this page may be broken, outdated, or incorrect.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 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 Some of the links from this page may be broken, outdated, or incorrect.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 Some of the links from this page may be broken, outdated, or incorrect.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: September 9, 2014

On September 9, 2014, Apple announced the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple also announced the Apple Pay digital payment system and the debut Apple Watch. Collectively, these announcements are the most significant by Apple in a single day within...

Posted on: May 23, 2014

On May 20, 2014 Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, the third generation Surface design. Notably, the ARM-based Windows RT version has been discontinued, leaving only the range of Intel-based, full Windows 8 Pro models, now with larger screens and...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

There is a known driver bug which affects Dell systems with Intel I2xx/825xx model network cards.  Affected systems can flood the network with IPv6 multicast traffic during S1 sleep state, causing severe and widespread network performance degradation...

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: March 28, 2014

On March 27, 2014, Lenovo announced the recall of certain notebook batteries (specifically, lithium-ion battery packs) due to a fire hazard risk due to overheating. Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacements for all recalled battery packs...