Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

ITS: Laptops

College Departmental Laptops

Some departments have purchased laptops for use by faculty and staff. These are configured with the same standard ITS image, including Microsoft ForeFront Endpoint Protection, our anti-virus software. These laptops will be able to access the CCAC network when connected to a data port or wherever wireless connectivity is available. If your department has procured a CCAC laptop, ITS will need to register it before you connect to the network. Further, the laptop should be brought in for a "laptop check-up" twice per term, to confirm that security updates and patches are applied routinely. This will help to preserve the life of the laptop. 

ITS Policies for Personal Laptops

Faculty and staff are welcome to use a personal laptop while on campus, as long as you have registered your laptop with the ITS department. In order to register your laptop:

  • Call the CCAC ServiceDesk to set up a consultation with a field technician. Bring your laptop in when you meet for your consultation.
  • An ITS Field Tech will confirm that the laptop is running Windows 7, XP Professional or Vista and current anti-virus software with automatic update. You should not ask our field technicians to perform any other work on your personal laptop; the college is not responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of your personal equipment.
  • After the initial registration, you will be asked to bring it in for a "laptop check-up" twice per term to confirm that security updates are applied.
  • ITS will not add non-CCAC-owned devices to the CCAC domain; you will be able to access the Internet while connected through a data port or wireless access; you will not be able to access your files on your F: or U: drives, Datatel, etc. Only college-owned laptops can be added to the domain.

Laptop Standards

The standard for Laptops is prescribed here using the minimum specifications. For information on laptops not listed here, please contact your ITS Field Director. All machines will be loaded with the appropriate software which complies with the College standard. 

Please note that purchasing equipment outside of the College standards given here will mean that ITS staff cannot fully support your equipment.

High Mobility Laptops

Thin & Lite Laptops

Tablet PC Laptops

Desktop Replacement Laptops

Wireless Classroom Carts

 

High Mobility Laptop: 

  • HP ProBook 6560b
    • Intel® Core i7 mobile processor
    • 4 GB Memory (Upgradable to 8Gb)
    • 320 GB Hard drive
    • Wireless
    • 3 year warranty
    • 6 hour battery life (6-cell)
    • 5.5 lbs.
  • Dell Latitude E5520
    • Intel® Core 2 i7-2620M Processor
    • 4 GB Memory (Upgradable to 8Gb) 
    • 500 GB Hard drive
    • Wireless
    • 3 year warranty
    • 3.64 lbs.

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Thin & Lite Laptop:

  • HP Elitebook 2560P
    • Intel® Core i7-2620M Processor, 2.70 GHz, 1333 MHz, 4MB L3 Cache
    • 4 GB Memory (Upgradable to 8Gb)
    • 320 GB Hard drive
    • Wireless
    • 3 year warranty
    • 7 hour battery life (6-cell)
    • 2.5 - 5 lbs.
  • Dell Latitude E6320
    • Intel® Core 2 i7-2620M Processor (2.70GHz, 4MB Cache)
    • 4 Gb Memory (Upgradable to 8Gb) 
    • 320 GB Hard drive
    • Wireless
    • 3 year warranty

 



Tablet PC Laptop:

  • HP EliteBook 2760P
    • Intel® Core i7-2620M Processor
    • 4 GB Memory (Upgradable to 8GB)
    • 320 GB Hard drive
    • Wireless
    • 3 year warranty
    • 5 hour battery life (6-cell Li-Ion Battery)
    • 3.94 lbs
  • Dell Latitude XT2 
    • Intel® Core 2 Duo SU9600 with VT (1.6GHz, 3M L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
    • 3 GB memory
    • 250 GB Hard drive
    • Wireless
    • 3 year warranty
    • 6-cell Primary Battery

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Desktop Replacement Laptop:

  • HP EliteBook 8560w
    • Intel Core i7-2720QM Processor (2.20GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
    • 8 GB Memory
    • 750 GB Hard drive
    • Wireless
    • 3 year warranty
    • 5 hour and 30 minute battery life (8-cell Li-ion battery)
    • 6.94 lb
  • Dell Vostro 3550
    • Intel® Core i7-2620M Processor, (2.70 GHz,
    • 4 GB Memory
    • 500 GB Hard drive
    • Wireless
    • 3 year warranty
    • 5.45 lbs.

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Wireless Classroom Carts

(You MUST contact ITS Network Services BEFORE planning to procure wireless carts):

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