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Standard Computer Configurations

The State of Idaho’s standards for new computer purchases and vendor contracts allow Boise State University to purchase select computers at a discount.

Purchasing these standard computers instead of custom configurations may represent a significant savings to your department.

Standard Hardware Configurations

Each standard configuration is available to Boise State at a discount. These standard configurations allow you to get more computer for the money.

Ordering a custom system configuration may increase cost of a new computer.

Purchasing a standard configuration also helps the Office of Information Technology bring stability and consistency to our campus IT environment.

Standard Desktop Configuration

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 processor
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Hard Drive: 500GB SSD
  • Optical Drive: DVD+/- RW
  • Video: Dual-monitor capable
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Mouse: Optical
  • Warranty: 4-year next business day, onsite

Standard Laptop Configuration

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 processor
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Hard Drive: 500GB SSD
  • Optical Drive: No optical drive
  • Video: Supports 1 external monitor
  • Native docking station support
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Wireless 802.11b\g\n
  • Display: 12″ – 15″
  • Warranty: 3-year next business day, onsite

How to Order

To order a standardized computer configuration, please work with your department purchasing agent and your network administrator.

If you don’t know who your purchasing agent is, contact the Help Desk.

Purchasing agents may place an order through the following steps:

  1. Log in to Help Desk Self Service at
  2. Select on “Computers, Printer and Copiers” from the left menu
  3. Select the appropriate request and fill out the form.
  4. Click “Submit”

State of Idaho Contract Vendors

  • Dell: The Dell site requires a username/password to view State of Idaho contract prices. Please work with your department purchasing agent and OIT (or your department or area network administrator) to obtain pricing, or contact the Help Desk at or (208) 426-4357.
  • Apple
  • Hewlett-Packard Computers
  • Hewlett-Packard Printers: Please contact the Help Desk and let them know your printer requirements. Our Procurement Team will prepare your quote.

Need Assistance?

For more information, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357,, chat, or Help Desk Self Service.