How to Order Computers

There are 4 steps to ordering a computer that are detailed below. You will 1) select a computer, 2) have your department chair or dean request a quote, 3) ITS will deliver and setup the computer, and 4) sign the Receiving copy of the purchase order and submit to Purchasing department for payment.

1. Select the type of computer you need. Visit our "Showroom" in the Technology Learning Center (the TLC in Batmale Hall 313) to take a "test drive" and/or ask questions.

Computer Type Description Cost
PC Desktop

Dell OptiPlex 7040 Micro

  • Intel® Core™ i7-4785T Processor (Quad Core, 8MB, 2.20GHz w/HD4600 Graphics)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
  • 128GB 2.5inch SolidState Drive
  • Dell P2418HZ (23.8 inch wide viewable image size, webcam, microphone and speakers)
PC Laptop

Dell Latitude E7470

  • 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LCD, Camera and Mic, WLAN/WWAN support
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6600U (Dual Core, 2.6GHz, 4M cache, 15W)
  • 8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
  • Primary 4-cell 55W/HR Battery
  • ~3.13 lbs
Mac Desktop

Mac mini

  • 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz)
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
  • Dell P2418HZ (23.8 inch wide viewable image size, webcam, microphone and speakers)
Mac Laptop

Macbook Air

  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
  • 2.2GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • ~2.96 lbs

** For all other technology purchases or if you have technology needs that do not match our current standard equipment, please submit a request for consultation via an email to the help desk.* Please note a state mandated fee of $16 may be added to all computer orders for E-Waste.

2. For quotes, department chairs or deans should submit a help desk request to, indicating the quantity of each computer type you want to purchase or asking for a consultation, if needed. Please note:

  • One assigned computer per employee
  • Mac computers are not currently compatible with Banner
  • Mac computers will not be provisioned to dual boot
  • ITS will provide (and refresh) eligible computers

3. All computers must go through ITS to be imaged and placed on the network. ITS installs a standard suite of software that includes:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook (PC only)
  • Adobe Acrobat

ITS also provides additional software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Banner Document Imaging, SarsGrid, and many others, via Self Service Software. For all other software, please contact ITS.

Note, ITS only installs CCSF purchased software on CCSF owned computers. ITS only buys enterprise software. All other software must be purchased by the department. .

4. Once your computer is installed, don’t forget to immediately sign MRR copy of purchase order and return to the Purchasing Departmemnt at 50 Frida Kahlo Way, SH 118, San Francisco so the vendor may be paid promptly.

5. Next, order security devices if not included with your computer.  We recommend “Super-Lok 3000” from D & D Security . Locks may be keyed-alike for lab installations, for a slight additional charge. We recommend Anchor Pad lock kits for security.

6. Do not ask a vendor to haul away your old, broken equipment. Clean off the hard drive, removing any sensitive data and complete a Surplus Disposal form for board approval to donate or dispose of old computers and monitors. Contact Carlita Martinez with the CCSF recycling program for eWaste collection sites on campus.