Refresh Program

BACKGROUND

The refresh program at Cal State San Marcos began in 1994; the support and funding has been provided by the top-level administration on campus. The program is intended to upgrade all student labs, and faculty/staff computers so that the campus can maintain a state-of-the-art infrastructure to help foster student learning and maintain efficient administrative functions. All computers are replaced every three to four years depending, on the usefulness of the system.

COMPUTER CONFIGURATIONS

Cal State San Marcos only uses Dell and Apple computers. The campus has a desktop and laptop configuration for both computer manufacturers, which is outlined at the bottom of this page.

OBTAINING A REFRESH COMPUTER FOR THE FIRST TIME

Normally a refresh computer is part of the funding model for every new hire on campus. The student labs are funded by the campus senior administration. The department hiring a new employee is required to include the cost of a refresh computer within the budget for the total cost of the employee. The department is responsible for filling out the appropriate forms so that the billing of the refresh system can be accomplished.  If you do not see the appropriate form, please send an e-mail to helpdesk@csusm.edu to obtain the appropriate form(s).

UPGRADING A REFRESH COMPUTER

IITS needs to evaluate if a member of the campus community will get their computer upgraded. Upgrades happen every three or four years, depending on the user needs. To schedule an appointment for a computer refresh, fill out the information on the Refresh Scheduler.  If you have questions, please email the Refresh Coordinator at nduarte@csusm.edu.

USE OF COMPUTERS RETIRED FROM THE REFRESH PROGRAM

Each fall after campus computers on the refresh program have been upgraded, IITS has available to the campus community what we call a “Right to Use” (RTU) computer system. These computers are formatted and reloaded with Microsoft Office, web browser and virus protection. Monitors may or may not be available, but will be included at no extra charge if available. This is still state-owned equipment, so it cannot be purchased by an individual and must be returned if the individual is no longer employed by the campus. These computers can be used for up to four years and then need to be returned to IITS so they can be appropriately retired from state property.

On Campus RTU computers using the campus network have a $350 annual charge so that proper networking and security can be maintained. The computer will be replaced every year if the user still wants to take advantage of this program. If you choose not to continue using this service, then the computer must be returned to IITS.

Off campus systems have a one-time charge of $350 and cannot be used on the campus network. These systems should be used for campus business and only incidental personal use. These computers are not supported in any way and have no virus protection. They must be returned within four years.  Off campus RTU’s have a 45 day return policy and will be replaced at no cost if there is a failure. The user is responsible for all data placed on a RTU and IITS will not recover any information on these systems. You must fill out the appropriate form before obtaining one of these type systems.

COMPUTER CONFIGURATIONS   

(Monitors replaced only if necessary)

DELL Desktop

Optiplex 990

  • Dell (TM) U2211H/U2311H Flat Panel Monitor (Widescreen)
  • Inter® Core ™ i7-2600 CPU@3.40GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive, 320GB, S3, 7.2K, SGT-PHAR 6G
  • Dvd+/-Rw, 16X, Half Height, BARE, Hitachi Lg Data Storage
  • 1GB AMD RADEON HD 6450
  • Intel® 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
  • Standard I/O Ports
  • 10 External USB, 4 front & 6 back
  • 1 Internal USB
  • 1 Serial port
  • 1 RJ-45
  • 1 VGA
  • 1 Display port
  • 2 PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse
  • 2 Line-in (stereo/microphone)
  • 2 Line-out (headphone/speaker))

DELL LAPTOP 

Latitude 6420

  • Dell (TM) U2211H/U2311H Flat Panel Monitor (Widescreen)
  • Inter® Core ™ i7-2620M CPU@2.70GHz
  • 6GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive, 250gb, S2, 7.2, P11, 2.5, TSHBA-CC
  • Dvd+/-Rw, 8X, 9.5, Serial Ata, Tray, Toshiba Samsung Storage
  • Technology
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
  • Intel® 72579LM Gigabit Network Connection
  • Intel ® Centrino Advanced N-6205
  • Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth(R) 3.0
  • Display= Liquid Crystal Display, 14.0HDF+, Light Emitting Diode, Low
  • Voltage Differential Signaling, AG, Z, Systems Management Solution
  • Network connector (RJ-45)
  • USB 2.0 (4) – 1 USB/eSATA combo
  • Stereo headphone/Microphone combo jack
  • Memory card reader
  • Docking Connector, VGA, HDMI
  • SmartCard Reader,
  • USB 3.0 Module option via optical bay

Mac Systems

iMac

  • 27-inch
  • LED-backlit glossy widescreen
  • TFT display with support for millions of colors
  • Resolution: 2560 by 1440 pixels
  • 3.4 GHZ, Intel Core i7 Quad-Core with 8 MB L3 Cache
  • 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970M, 2 GB VRAM
  • 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • 1 x SD Card Slot
  • 1 x Thunderbolt/MiniDisplay Port
  • 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Built-in Apple Airport Wireless Network Card
  • Built-in Bluetooth Adapter
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

MacBook Pro 15-inch

  • Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • 15.4" Widescreen LED-backlit Hi-Res Anti-Glare display, 1440-by-900 resolution
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with 8 MB L3 Cache
  • 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 500GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
  • 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 512 MB VRAM and AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 1 GB VRAM (with Automatic Graphic Switching)
  • 1 x SD Card Slot
  • 1 x FireWire 800 port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x Thunderbolt/MiniDisplay Port
  • 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Built-in Apple Airport Wireless Network Card
  • Built-in Bluetooth Adapter
  • Kensington lock slot
  • MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

MacBook Pro 13-inch

  • Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • 13.3" Widescreen LED-backlit glossy display, 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 2.7 GHz duel-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB L3 Cache
  • 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 500GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
  • 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 512 MB VRAM
  • 1 x SD Card Slot
  • 1 x FireWire 800 port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x Thunderbolt/MiniDisplay Port
  • 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Built-in Apple Airport Wireless Network Card
  • Built-in Bluetooth Adapter
  • Kensington lock slot
  • MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

MacBook Air 13-inch

  • Weight: 2.9 pound
  • 13.3” LED-Backlit display, 1440 x 900 resolution
  • 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6 MB L2 Cache
  • 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard
  • 250 GB of flash storage
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x SD card slot
  • Built-in Apple Airport Wireless Network Card
  • Built-in Bluetooth Adapter
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • 45W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord

MacBook Air 11-inch

  • Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • 11.6” LED-Backlit display, 1366 x 768 resolution
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3 MB L2 Cache
  • 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 120 GB of flash storage
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • 2 x USB 2.0 port
  • Built-in Apple Airport Wireless Network Card
  • Built-in Bluetooth Adapter
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • 45W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord

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