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West Chester University

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West Chester, PA 19383
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Supported Hardware

The below table lists the currently recommended and supported models by Information Services for Faculty and Staff only.

Currently Recommend/ Supported Models

Platform Make/Model Configuration Support Level
Windows
Lenovo ThinkCentre M92P Desktop
Windows Lenovo Thinkpad X131e Ultra Portable Laptop Full
Windows Lenovo Thinkpad T430 Laptop Full
Macintosh     Limited

Printers HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn
HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn
HP Laserjet Enterprise 600 M601dn and M602dn
HP LJ P4510 Printer Series Deskjet 6940
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color M 251nw
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dn
HP LaserJet 500 Color M551dn
Full

 

Previously Recommended/ Supported Models

Platform Make/ Model Configuration Support Level
Windows
IBM ThinkCentre 8183, 8171, 8215, 8808
Desktop
Windows
Lenovo ThinkCentre 6072, 7360, 7483, 5049
Desktop
Windows
IBM Netvista 6349, 6792, 8305 and 8307
Desktop
Windows
IBM Thinkpad R50 series
Laptop
Windows
Lenovo Thinkpad R60 series
Laptop
Windows Lenovo Thinkpad R400, L412, L420, L421 Laptop Full
Windows Lenovo Thinkpad T400, T410, T420 Laptop Full
Windows
IBM Thinkpad A31 Series
Laptop

 

Why do we standardizedon hardware?

  • Vendor Knowledge - Information Services staff are very familiar and trained on both Lenovo support and hardware. Even though some companies may offer better deals on hardware at times any such savings are easily outweighed by the additional costs the University will incur with expanding extra staff time to support unfamiliar hardware.

  • Imaging - Information Services uses a process called "imaging" which allows for multiple installations at one time of WCU supported software, which makes for an efficient and reliable install. In order to use this method, the hardware on which the original image is made of must match that of any machine which it is cloned too. If a machine is bought, and it does not match what which we recommend, it will have to be setup manually which can add to the time it takes to configure the machine.

  • Spare Parts -Along with keeping spare parts in-house for supported machines we also are part of Lenovo's Self-Maintainer program. Belonging to the Self- Maintainer program allows for quicker access to parts in a timely manner.

Support Level:

Full - Full support of hardware is reserved for hardware which we currently or have previously recommended. We will work to maintain images and keep spare parts availble.

Limited- Limited support of hardware is reserved for models that the ACS department considers supportable and may be an appropriate choice for some users. However, since we typically work with these models less frequently than those for which we provide full support, we will not always have machine images or spare parts readily available. We may also not be able to configure these models as we do for fully supported. Note: these models will require additional setup time.

None - This level has been determined for models that Information Services staff are unable to support typically due to the age of the machine, warranty status or the availablity of spare parts. IS Staff will not expend efforts to support this hardware.

Hardware Configurations

Hardware Replacement Guideline

Mac Guidelines

 

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