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Current PC Models

The Office of Information Technology has compiled a list of recommended hardware for UC Merced Staff and Faculty available through Bobcat Buy. These are quality business class devices with pre-negotiated costs, which offer discounted pricing. The list which includes, laptops, desktops, monitors, and docking stations, includes specifications for each item. Quotes and purchasing are made through Bobcat Buy

Why select one of these models:

  • Better tech support offered on these models
  • On-Site repair by the vendor - cooridinated by the Service Desk 
  • Business Class Models - better durability and support by the Vendor = less down time for you
  • 4-year warranty when purchased through Bobcat Buy


For simplicity and technical logivity, the recommended devices are listed in Bobcat Buy. Below is a summary this list. 


Latitude 5400 Notebook CPU: Intel i7-8665U RAM: 16 GB RAM: 512 GB SSD*: 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare: Weight: 3.26 lb Dimensions: 12.8w x 8.5d x 0.82h in


For the ultimate on-the-go mobility, we recommend the following high-end laptops for frequent travelers.


Latitude 7400 CPU: Intel i7-8650 RAM: 16 GB RAM: 512 GB SSD*: 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare: Weight: 2.99 lb Dimensions: 12.6w x 7.9d x 0.59h in

Desktops - Small Form Factor

Intended for users that do not travel from their office. For new users, a monitor purchase may also be required. These systems are quoted with a 3-year – next business day onsite warranty. See the "Monitor" section to select a monitor.

OptiPlex 5070 Tower and SFF / Intel Core™ i7-9700 / 16GB 2X4GB / M.2 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ SSD


Dell P2419HC Resolution 24 inch: Up to 1920 x 1080 Ports: 2 DisplayPort , 1 HDMI port version, 4 USB A
Dell P2219H Resolution: Up to 1920 x 1080 Ports: 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 4 USB A

Docking Stations

Both Dell Models - Dell Thunderbolt Dock - WD19TB 130w Power Delivery / 3 Year Advanced Exchange Base Warranty / USB-C

* SSD (Solid State Drive) is similar to a hard disk (HD), but instead of storing data on magnetic platters, they store data using flash memory. Essentially, this technology enables SSD’s to access data faster than HD’s, which speeds up overall performance.

Dell Advance Base Warranty - Dell will ship a replacement as soon as a ticket is placed without waiting for the old one to be shipped back to Dell.

Updated: 02/04/2020