2018 Recommendations

Apple 21.5" iMac desktop

 Apple iMac

 71 Points

Specifications

  • 3.0GHz Intel Core i5 Processor (quad-core, 3.5GHz Turbo Boost)
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 SDRAM
  • Mac OSX 10.13 “High Sierra”
  • 21.5” Retina 4K display
  • Built-in FaceTime HD camera
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • SDXC card slot 
  • Apple Wireless keyboard with numeric pad and Magic Mouse 2
  • Radeon Pro 555 graphics with 2GB video RAM
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 and 4 USB 3.1 ports
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 3-year AppleCare for iMac (Auto-enroll)

 

 

Apple 27" iMac desktop

 Apple iMac

 119 Points

Specifications 

  • 4.2GHz Intel Core i7 Processor (quad-core, 4.5GHz Turbo Boost)
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 SDRAM
  • Mac OSX 10.13 “High Sierra”
  • 27” Retina 5K display
  • Built-in FaceTime HD camera
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • SDXC card slot
  • Apple Wireless keyboard with numeric pad and Magic Mouse 2
  • Radeon Pro 575 with 4GB video RAM
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 and 4 USB 3.1 ports
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 3-year AppleCare for iMac (Auto-enroll)

 

Apple 13” Retina MacBook Pro laptop

 Macbook

 78 Points

Specifications

  • 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 Processor (dual-core, 3.6GHz Turbo Boost)
  • 8GB 2133MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • Mac OSX 10.13 “High Sierra”
  • 13.3" LED-backlit Retina display (2560 x 1600)
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera, dual mics
  • 256GB SSD
  • Intel Iris Graphics 640
  • SDXC Card Slot
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 3-year AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro
  • 3.02 lbs

 

 

Mac 15" Retina MacBook Pro laptop

 Macbook

 114 Points

Specifications

  • 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 Processor (quad-core, 3.4GHz Turbo Boost)
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • Mac OSX 10.13 “High Sierra”
  • 15.4" LED-backlit Retina display (2880 x 1800)
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera, dual mics
  • 512GB SSD
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics 
  • SDXC Card Slot
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Bluetooth 4
  • 3-year AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro
  • 4.49 lbs

 

 

Dell Optiplex 7050 Small Form Factor Desktop

 Dell Optiplex 7040 Small Form Factor desktop

 46 Points

 

Specifications

  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-7500 quad-core Processor
  • 64-bit Windows10
  • 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz SDRAM
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 (1 HDMI, 2 DsiplayPort)
  • USB Keyboard
  • USB 2-Button Optical Mouse with Scroll
  • 500GB SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hard Drive
  • 8x DVD±RW drive
  • Dell 23” P2317H Widescreen LCD Monitor (1DP, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI)
  • 3 Year NBD On-Site Service Warranty

 

Dell Optiplex 7050 Mini-Tower Desktop

 Dell Optiplex 7040 Mini-Tower desktop

55 Points 

 

Specifications

  • 3.6GHz Intel quad-core Core i7-7700 Processor
  • 64-bit Windows10
  • 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz SDRAM
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 (1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort)
  • USB Keyboard
  • USB 2-Button Optical Mouse with Scroll
  • 500GB SATA 6.0 Gb/s Hard Drive
  • 8x DVD±RW drive
  • Dell 24” P2417H Widescreen LCD Monitor (1DP, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI)
  • 3 Year NBD On-Site Service Warranty

 

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Laptop

 Dell XPS 13 laptop

60 Points 

 

Specifications

  • 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U processor
  • 64-Bit Windows 10
  • 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz SDRAM
  • 13.3" InfinityEdge display (1920x1080)
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Light Sensitive Webcam with Noise Canceling Digital Array microphone
  • 256GB PCIe SSD
  • USB 3.0, Thunderport, SDXC card reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 3 Year NBD On-Site Service Warranty
  • 2.7lbs

 

Dell XPS 15 15.6” Laptop

 Dell XPS 15 laptop

93 Points 

 

Specifications

  • 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • 64-Bit Windows 10
  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM
  • 15.6" InfinityEdge (1920x1080)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB graphics
  • Light Sensitive Webcam with Noise Canceling Digital Array microphone
  • 512GB PCIe SSD
  • USB 3.0, SDXC card reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 3 Year ProSupport warranty
  • 4.5 lbs