Tech. Purchasing Recommendations

By: Lyndsey Murphey

Overview

For this project, computer purchasing recommendations were made for three specific types of customers according to the specific computing needs of each. The participating customers were a Graphic Designer, Cashier, and Sales Representative.
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Graphic Designer Recommendation

Graphic Designers have a need for workstations that have access to a great amount of computing power. Large amounts of memory and Graphics processing capacity are especially important when opening and creating these types of files. For that reason, it was decided that The Dell Precision Tower 7910 was a good fit for the needs of the Graphic Designer.

Specifications (For mid-range model)

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64bit (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)
Processor: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620 v3 (6C, 2.4GHz, Turbo, HT, 15M, 85W)

Memory: 16GB (4x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 RDIMM ECC

Hard Drive: 1TB 3.5" Serial-ATA (7,200 RPM)

Ports:

Front

1 USB 3.0
3 USB 2.0
2 RJ45

Internal
1 USB 2.0
1 2x5 USB 2.0 header
4 SATA/SAS 6Gb/s
2 SATA 6GB/s for optical drives

Rear
3 USB 2.0
3 USB 3.0
2 PS2,
Serial
RJ45 intel Gigabit Ethernet


Slots:

5 Slots, all Full length except Slot 2

PCIe x16 Gen 3 (plus 2 additional

PCIe x16 Gen 3 with second processor Option)
PCIe x16 Gen 3 wired x4 external (Slot 1)
PCIe x16 Gen 2 wired x4
1 PCI 32 bit/33MHz

Price Range

$2049.99 - $5699.00
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Cashier Recomendation

POS or Point of Sale systems are becoming more the norm in the marketplace as time goes on. It was only natural that one of these systems should be recommended for the cashier. While the HP RP7 Model 7800 may be a little dated, it still has plenty to offer our cashier. HP has many peripherals that are made to go with this system.

Specifications

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32

Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 processor

Memory: 4 GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM

Hard Drive: 500 GB 7200 rpm SATA

Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics

Price

$1818.99
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Sales Representative Recomendation

Not every computer has to be a powerhouse. It's not likely that our Sales representative is going to get and more use out of a current generation I7 processor than she is something more mediocre. In the case of the case of the sales representative, duribility, reliability, and compactness are probably going to be more important. This makes the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Notebook PC a good choice. It's specifications are more than enough for the day-to-day computing needs of the representative and it's light weight makes carrying it around less tedious that other more bulky laptops. As a plus there is also built-in biometric identification for extra security.

Specifications

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64

Processor: Intel® Core™ M-5Y71 with Intel HD Graphics 5300

Memory: 8 GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)

Hard Drive: 180 GB M.2 SSD

Display: 12.5" diagonal FHD UWVA anti-glare ultra slim LED-backlit (1920 x 1080)

Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 5300

Camera: 720p HD webcam

Keyboard: Spill-resistant backlit keyboard and drain

Security: TPM 1.2/2.0 (Infineon, soldered down)

Fingerprint reader

Full Volume Encryption

Preboot Authentication (Password)

Price

From $999.00