EWU IT has developed a collection of pre-approved enterprise level computer hardware that is supported by IT. Below is a best practice guide. The goal is a 2-4 week turn-around time from item(s) arriving at EWU to client delivery/setup. Processing time may vary based on product availability, shipping times, and volume of hardware being received.

Laptops, desktops, workstations, monitors and/or docks are currently experiencing supply constraints. Shipping ETAs are 1-3 months. If you need hardware sooner, please contact your IT Coordinator.

SELECTING A COMPUTER

Contact your IT Coordinator for computer hardware consulting.


Form Factor Standard Performance Elite

iMac 24"

24" iMax Retina 4.5K

Processor: Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 8-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine 

Storage: 256 SSD

RAM: 8GB unified memory
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports & two USB 3 ports Magic Keyboard with Touch ID Gigabit Ethernet


Cost: $1,429 + $169 4-Year Apple Care

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24-inch 4.5K Retina display (actual diagonal screen size is 23.5 inches) 
Processor: Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU 

Storage: 512GB SSD 

RAM: 16GB unified memory 
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports & two USB 3 ports Magic Keyboard with Touch ID Gigabit Ethernet

Cost: $1,809 + $169 4-Year Apple Care


iMac 27.5"

The 27" iMac is no longer sold by Apple

The 27" iMac is no longer sold by Apple

The 27" iMac is no longer sold by Apple

Laptop Touch 13"

13” MacBook Air 

Processor: Apple M1 Chip (16-core Neural Engine)

Storage: 256 SSD

RAM: 8GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3

Graphics: Apple M1 chip with 7‑core GPU 

Cost: $899 + $249 4-Year Apple Care

13” MacBook Pro with Apple M1 chip

Processor:  Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU and 16‑core Neural Engine 

Storage: 512 SSD

RAM: 16GB unified memory 

Graphics:   Apple M1 chip with 8‑core GPU

Cost: $1,579 + $229 4-Year Apple Care


Laptop Touch 16"


16” MacBook Pro

Processor: Apple M1 Pro with 10-core CPU

Storage: 512GB SSD

RAM: 16GB 

Graphics: 16-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine 

Cost: $2,299 + $429 4- Year Apple Care

16” MacBook Pro

Processor: Apple M1 Max chip with 10‑core CPU

Storage: 1TB SSD

RAM: 32GB 

Graphics: 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine 

Cost: $3,199 + $449 Apple Care

* requires changing config of performance model
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Computer Hardware Selection and Purchasing OVERVIEW:

  1. Determine which hardware will best meet your needs by contacting your IT Coordinator for computer hardware consulting and purchasing options.

  2. Notify your Purchasing Agent (internal to your department) as to the type of computer hardware you would like to order.  If you do not know who this is, please reach to your College Business Officer (CBO).

  3. The Purchasing Agent (internal to your department) with "Proposer" or "Registered Proposer" permissions creates a Proposal at EWU’s Apple Store: https://ecommerce.apple.com

  4. After the Proposal has been created, the Purchasing Agent (internal to your department) creates a PR, creates a Purchasing Service Request, and IT Service Request.  All laptop or desktop computer purchases must be paid with Purchase Orders only. Any peripherals (docks, cables, adapters, etc) can be purchased with a PCard from Apple, or other vendors as needed (Amazon, etc).

  5. After the Proposal has been created, the Purchasing Agent (internal to your department) creates a PR, creates a Purchasing Service Request, and IT Service Request.  All laptop or desktop computer purchases must be paid with Purchase Orders only. Any peripherals (docks, cables, adapters, etc) can be purchased with a PCard from Apple, or other vendors as needed (Amazon, etc).


Purchasing Agent (internal to your department) Detailed Ordering Instructions for Apple Computer Hardware:

  1. Visit EWU's Apple Store at https://ecommerce.apple.com and sign in with your Apple ID that is configured as a "Proposer" or "Registered Proposer".
    • If you do not have an Apple ECommerce account, please create a HelpDesk ticket with instructions to route to the "Desktop Solutions and HW Receiving Team".

  2. You will see a listing of approved computers in the "Recommended for you" section. Click Buy Now for computer(s) you want to purchase.

  3. Select all items (computer, warranty, adapter with laptops, etc) by clicking the check box at top of list (or individual check boxes).  Click Add to Cart.

  4. After adding to Cart, if you need to make any changes to hardware specs (RAM, hard drive size, etc), click the CONFIGURE link, located in computer details.  After making changes, click UPDATE.

  5. Create a Proposal (refer to attached screenshot for visual).  To create a Proposal, click the Create Proposal link.  IMPORTANT:  While filling out proposal details, include the Name(s) of people receiving computer(s) in the Proposal Comments field. Then click Submit Proposal.

  6. The Purchasing Agent (internal to your department) creates a Purchase Requisition.

  7. The Purchasing Agent (internal to your department) creates a Purchasing Department Service Request and attaches the proposal to the Service Request. 

  8. The Purchasing Agent (internal to your department) creates an IT Service Request (NOT the Purchasing Office)