Computer Replacement Program (CRP)

The Computer Replacement Program (CRP) is in place to maintain standardized high-quality computers at Texas State. CRP computers are optimally configured with no additional options or modifications and are designed to perform for at least a four-year lifecycle.

  • Available to: Faculty and Staff
  • Where to use: Texas State Windows and Mac computers
  • Cost: Varies

More About The Computer Replacement Program (CRP)

Standard Computer Configurations

We identify Windows and Mac standard computer configurations to adequately function in the Texas State computing environment. These enterprise level computers are expected to remain in service a minimum of four years. Quantity discount pricing is negotiated with respective vendors and reflected in the TSUS Marketplace. These computers are available via the CRP program and through department funded purchases. Below are the general computer classifications:

Windows Desktops

Business Essentials Workstation

An inexpensive desktop workstation for basic needs.

Recommended for:

  • Email
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Web browsing
  • Most Banner uses
  • Access shared network resources
  • Zooms and Teams (with multimedia monitor or separate webcam and speakers)
  • Using a limited number of low-resource applications
  • Most SAP or SAP GUI uses

Not recommended for:

  • Most Adobe applications
  • Storing or using large files or large amounts of data
  • ArcGIS
  • Autodesk
  • JMP Pro
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Heavy graphics processing
  • Applications that need GPU processing
  • Applications that require lots of storage space/RAM (memory)
Flexible Use Workstation

A moderately priced desktop workstation that will meet most people's needs.

Recommended for:

  • All of the Business Essentials Workstation uses
  • Using multiple applications at once
  • Some uses of Adobe applications
  • Most SAP or SAP GUI uses
  • Application using some GPU processing or moderate graphics processing

Not recommended for:

  • Heavy usage of:
    • ArcGIS
    • Autodesk
    • JMP Pro
    • MATLAB
    • Mathematica
    • SAS
    • SPSS
  • Heavy graphics processing
  • Heavy GPU processing
  • Applications requiring excessive amounts of storage space
Power-User Workstation

A more powerful workstation for those who need the increased CPU and GPU processing power, RAM, and drive space.

Recommended for:

  • All the Flexible Use Workstation uses
  • Most uses of:
    • ArcGIS
    • Autodesk
    • JMP Pro
    • MATLAB
    • Mathematica
    • SAS
    • SPSS
  • Moderate to heavy graphics processing
  • Moderate to heavy GPU processing
  • Most multicore/multithread processing

Not recommended for:

  • People who do not need this much computing power
  • People with very specific, high end needs

If you need more processing power, RAM, drive space, or anything more than this, please consider a DFP purchase request and we can assist in getting a custom quote from Dell to meet your needs.

Apple Desktops

Business Essentials Workstation

A basic Apple desktop workstation for those who need the MacOS.

Recommended for:

  • Email
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Web browsing
  • Most Banner uses
  • Access shared network resources
  • Zooms and Teams (with multimedia monitor or separate webcam and speakers)
  • Most SAP uses
  • Application using some GPU processing or some graphics processing
  • Some Adobe Applications

Not recommended for:

  • Advanced Adobe applications
  • Storing or using large files or large amounts of data
  • JMP Pro
  • MATLAB
  • SPSS
  • Advanced graphics processing 
  • Applications that require lots of storage space/RAM (memory)

*While most displays will work with the proper connections or adapters, ITAC recommends an Apple Display from the Apple Store in the TSUS Marketplace or the Dell 24 Video Conferencing Monitor - C2422HE in the Dell Store in the TSUS Marketplace. 

Flexible Use Workstation

A moderately priced desktop workstation that will meet most people's needs. A more robust Apple desktop workstation for those who need the MacOS.

Recommended for:

  • All of the Business Essentials Workstation uses
  • Most uses of Adobe applications
  • Most SAP uses
  • Application using GPU processing or moderate graphics processing

Not recommended for:

  • Heavy usage of:
    • JMP Pro
    • MATLAB
    • Mathematica
    • SPSS
  • Advanced graphics processing
  • Heavy GPU processing
  • Applications requiring excessive amounts of storage space
Power-User Workstation

A powerful Apple desktop workstation for those who need the increased GPU and CPU processing power, RAM, and drive space. *Display not included.

Recommended for:

  • All the Flexible Use Workstation uses
  • Most uses of:
    • JMP Pro
    • MATLAB
    • Mathematica
    • SPSS
  • Most advanced graphics uses
  • Most multicore/multithread processing

Not recommended for:

  • People who do not need this much computing power
  • People with very specific, high end needs

If you need more processing power, RAM, drive space, or anything more than this, please consider a DFP purchase request and we can assist in getting a custom quote from Apple to meet your needs.

*While most displays will work with the proper connections or adapters, ITAC recommends an Apple Display from the Apple Store in the TSUS Marketplace or the Dell 24 Video Conferencing Monitor - C2422HE in the Dell Store in the TSUS Marketplace. 

Windows Laptops
Mobile Essentials Laptop

A small and portable laptop that gets the job done for basic work on the road. Suitable for carrying with you in most cases.

Recommended for:

  • Staying connected on the go
  • Email
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Web browsing
  • Most Banner uses
  • Access shared network resources
  • Zoom and Teams
  • Most SAP and SAP GUI uses

Not recommended for:

  • Replacing your desktop computer
  • Most Adobe applications
  • ArcGIS
  • Autodesk
  • JMP Pro
  • MATLAB
  • Mathematica
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Applications that need GPU processing
  • Applications that require lots of storage space
Flexible Use Laptop

A slightly larger but still portable laptop that will meet most people's needs.

Recommended for:

  • Staying connected on the go
  • Email
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Web browsing
  • Most Banner uses
  • Access shared network resources
  • Zoom and Teams
  • Most SAP and SAP GUI uses

Not recommended for:

  • Replacing your desktop computer
  • Storing or using large files or large amounts of data
  • Most Adobe applications
  • ArcGIS
  • Autodesk
  • JMP Pro
  • MATLAB
  • Mathematica
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Heavy graphics processing
  • Applications that need GPU processing
  • Applications that require lots of storage space
Mobile Power-User Workstation

A larger, more powerful mobile workstation. A desktop replacement for when you travel.

Recommended for:

  • All of the Mobile Essentials and Flexible Use uses
  • Sitting at a desk and working while traveling
  • Replacing a desktop for those who travel and only want one computer (dock not included)
  • Getting work done away from the office
  • Most uses of:
    • ArcGIS
    • Autodesk
    • JMP Pro
    • MATLAB
    • Mathematica
    • SAS
    • SPSS
  • Moderate to heavy graphics processing
  • Moderate to heavy GPU processing
  • Most multicore/multithread processing

Not recommended for:

  • People who do not need this much computing power
  • Using the device from your lap
  • People with very specific, high end needs

If you need more processing power, RAM, drive space, or anything more than this, please consider a DFP purchase request and we can assist in getting a custom quote from Dell or Apple to meet your needs.

 

Apple Laptops

Mobile Essentials Laptop

A thin. light, portable laptop for basic needs.

Recommended for:

  • Staying connected on the go
  • Email
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Web browsing
  • Most Banner uses
  • Access shared network resources
  • Zoom and Teams

Not recommended for:

  • Replacing your desktop computer
  • Heavy use of most Adobe applications
  • Storing or using large files or large amounts of data
  • JMP Pro
  • MATLAB
  • Mathematica
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Heavy graphics processing
  • Applications that need GPU processing
  • Applications that require lots of storage space
Flexible Use Laptop

A portable and more powerful laptop that will meet most people's Apple laptop needs.

Recommended for:

  • All of the Mobile Essentials uses
  • Moderate use of most Adobe applications
  • Applications using some GPU processing or moderate graphics processing

Not recommended for:

  • Replacing your desktop computer
  • Heavy usage of:
    • JMP Pro
    • MATLAB
    • Mathematica
    • SPSS
  • Heavy or intensive graphics processing
  • Heavy use of most Adobe applications
  • Applications that need GPU processing
  • Applications that require lots of storage space
Mobile Power-User Workstation

A larger, more powerful mobile workstation. A desktop replacement for when you travel.

Recommended for:

  • All of the Flexible Use Laptop uses
  • Sitting at a desk and working while traveling
  • For most uses, replacing a desktop for those who travel and only want one computer
  • Getting work done away from the office
  • Most uses of:
    • Adobe applications
    • JMP Pro
    • MATLAB
    • Mathematica
    • SPSS
  • Moderate to heavy graphics processing
  • Moderate to heavy GPU processing
  • Most multicore/multithread processing

Not recommended for:

  • People who do not need this much computing power
  • Using the device from your lap
  • People with very specific, high end needs

If you need more processing power, RAM, drive space, or anything more than this, please consider a DFP purchase request and we can assist in getting a custom quote from Dell or Apple to meet your needs.