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Laptop Computers

(Note: These quotes are for purchases with TC funds only; for personal purchases please see information under "Personal Purchases")
 
Purchasing Process

To purchase computer equipment all access must be made through UniMarket Process: (If training has not been  completed with the purchasing department, please submit the quote you receive from the CIS department via a hard copy Purchase Request as directed below in the "Non Unimarket process.

Unimarket Process
1. Logon to the myTC Portal, and navigate to the TC Services tab, and locate the e-Procurement portlet section and select the "Unimarket Prod" link to get directed to the Unimarket system.
2. Locate desired vendor in the Marketplace tab
for Dell computer purchases,  Select the Dell Marketplace link to located the recommended Dell Desktop and Laptop models.
3. Follow the Unimarket process for converting the quote to a purchase requisition for the Purchasing department to process.

Non Unimarket Process
1. Fill out a TC Purchase Requisition form with an attached copy of the quote(s) you are using (see below)
2. Submit it to the Purchasing Department located in 29A Zankel

No CIS signature is required to process if they are for quotes listed below.  Any quotes not listed below will require CIS authorization.
 
Configuration quotes outside of those listed below can be acquired by emailing the Help Desk at cishelpdesk@tc.columbia.edu
 
All systems come with a 3 year warranty built into the cost of the unit.  This is mandatory for all PC's purchased for TC use.  Prices include shipping.

All systems come with a 3 year warranty built into the cost of the unit.  This is mandatory for all PC's purchased for TC use. Prices include shipping.
 
Our current recommendation is the Dell Latitude E6430.
 
The Dell Latitude E6430 is an all-around quality laptop, and is sufficient for most purposes. 
 
Description: Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, 14.0" Anti-Glare LED, Webcam, DVD +/- RW (detailed specifications listed in quote)

Standard Laptop Quote:Latitude E6430$1,149.40

For a smaller and lighter laptop, we recommend the Dell Latitude E6330.

The Dell Latitude E6330 maintains the same features and computing power as the E6420 in a smaller size.
 
Description: Intel Core i5 @ 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, 13.3" Anti-Glare LED, Webcam, DVD +/- RW (detailed specifications listed in quote)

Lighter Laptop Quote: Latitude E6330$1,381.18

Please note that all new computers will be loaded with Microsoft  Windows 7 and Office 2010. Any preinstalled software will be replaced with programs and versions licensed by the college.

Mac laptops
There are various versions available from Apple.  Below are some standards purchased at TC:
 
MacBook Air - 11Inch-128GB HD-1.7GHz:       MacBook Air 11 inch    $1,362.00
MacBook Pro 13Inch - 500GBHD-2.5GHz i5:        MacBook Air 13 inch    $1,272.00
MacBook Pro - 15-inch-w/Retina Display-512GB HD-2.3GHz i7:     MacBook Pro 15-inch-Retina  $2,638.00
MacBook Pro - 15-Inch w/Retina Display:  MacBook Pro 15 inch with Retina Display   $2,188.00
 
 
 
Updated December 2013