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Posted on: August 15, 2012

(current information on Windows 8 can be found here)

Note: this document has been significantly changed since it was first published on March 1, 2012. The original document is here. This document is intended primarily for Local Support...

Posted on: July 25, 2012

OS X Mountain Lion [10.8], formally announced on February 16, 2012, is the eighth significant update to OS X, Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system. It became available exclusively from the Mac App Store on July 25, 2012, continuing Apple's...

Posted on: July 1, 2012

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: June 6, 2012

June 6, 2012

In late May 2012, Dell announced its next generation OptiPlex enterprise class desktops, which are based on Intel's Ivy Bridge platform and use the Q77 Express chipset. These new models, designated 9010 and 7010, became available...

Posted on: May 30, 2012

Lenovo's ThinkPad T431s is their latest high-end enterprise-class mid-weight notebook. It is rather light at 3.6 pounds with a 16:9 14-inch, 1600 x 900 (HD+) display and an Ivy Bridge chipset. Most notably, the T431s is the first mainstream T-series...

Posted on: May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

In early May 2012, Lenovo announced its next generation ThinkCentre M enterprise class desktops, which are based on Intel's Ivy Bridge platform. These new models, designated M92, M82, and M72 will be available starting in June 2012...

Posted on: February 29, 2012

(current information on Windows 8 can be found here)

Following the release of a Developer Preview in September 2011, Microsoft released a Consumer Preview (formerly called a "public beta") of Windows 8 on February 29th, 2012. Most industry...

Posted on: February 16, 2012

(current information on Mountain Lion can be found here)

OS X Mountain Lion [10.8], formally announced on February 16, 2012, is the eighth significant update to OS X, Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system. It became available exclusively...

Posted on: July 20, 2011

OS X Lion, formally announced on June 6, 2011, is the seventh significant update to Mac OS X, Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system. It became available exclusively from the Mac App Store on July 20, 2011, bypassing traditional distribution...

Posted on: July 1, 2011

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...