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For IT Policies and Guidance for working remotely during the curtailment, please visit https://telework.lbl.gov/. All purchases are being reviewed by IT.

Computers may not be purchased on Division PCards or reimbursed.   If a computer needs to be drop-shipped, arrangements will be made for asset tagging.

Currently, procurement of laptops is delayed 30-60 days due to a global chip shortage and other supply chain issues. We may need to issue desktops with wi-fi, previously used systems, or brands other than our current standards to new employees. Mid-tier systems may be delayed 30-60 days but we have some inventory. Custom orders may take up to 100 days. Please plan accordingly.

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Berkeley Lab IT makes it simple to get a new computer quickly and easily. We also have re-purposed systems available for no charge!

We provide the lowest-cost and highest-quality services available, based on Lab-Standard hardware and software, automated management systems, and many, many years of experience. 

Note that some Science Divisions have internal IT groups who provide workstations. Members of these divisions should follow internal IT processes to request new workstations.

ESnet:
To purchase a new computer: Go to the ESnet Service Portal at: https://esnet.service-now.com/ess and click the Business tab and choose PurchaseNow.

CRD:
To purchase a new computer, monitor or peripherals: Go to the CRD procurement portal at https://bit.ly/CRD_eProForm and submit a procurement request.

NERSC:
To purchase a new computer: Contact your division admin assistants, [email protected]

Overview

IT provides the following services for all new and re-purposed workstation requests:

  • Help selecting the ideal computer for your work and budget
  • Procurement of hardware and accessories
  • Enrolling computers in our management systems
  • Pre-configuring computers with Berkeley Lab recommended software and settings
  • Delivery, installation, and configuration based on customer needs
  • Transfer data, settings, and applications from previous workstation
  • Retrieval and salvage of previous workstation

Rates

As of June 1, 2018, IT has new rates for system configuration and refreshes.


Lab-Standard ModelNon-Standard ModelRepurposed System
New Install$250

$250 + $100/hr for

specifying and procurement

$250
System Refresh$250

$100/hr + $100/hr for

specifying and procurement

$250


These fees ares not charged for Primary Workstations issued to personnel from Operations Divisions, as part of the 
Operations Desktop Support program. 

How to Request A Computer

Users can request a computer through one of our Google forms. These forms will generate a service request in the askUs system.

You must be logged in to google with your LBL account as the active account (for users who sign in to multiple google accounts).


Please submit all requests for computers at least 2 weeks in advance, for standard models, and 4-6 weeks in advance for custom systems.


Workstation TypeRequest FormWho Should Use This FormNotes
Lab-StandardLab-Standard Computer Request Form

Anyone wishing to purchase a standard model of laptop, desktop, or iPad

All Operations personnel will use this form, except under special circumstances.

IT highly recommends that users deploy Lab-standard models. These are readily available for quick delivery, and we have better tools and expertise available to support these systems.

The Lab-standards are summarized below. 

Re-purposed (used)Lab-Standard Computer Request FormAnyone who wants a zero-cost re-purposed workstation from IT's available inventory.

IT makes systems available to all Lab research groups after they have passed the end of their primary service life. The equipment is available at no cost, and the erasing, re-installation, OS license, configuration and installation costs $250 per system.

The models and performance of these systems is subject to availability.

Custom SpecificationCustom Computer Request FormAnyone whose computing needs are not met by any of the Lab Standards.In general it costs more to select, procure, and support custom computer equipment, and the use of standard equipment is encouraged when possible, but IT will provision and support whatever equipment is needed for a given project.

More Information

Lab-Standards

Selecting from the standard configurations will ensure the fastest delivery of your workstation.

Any customization made to these specifications will require additional time and labor for provisioning.

Workstation Class

General Purpose

Mid-Tier

Graphics Performance

High
Performance
Purpose and Use Cases

Common computing tasks including office applications, browser-based applications, and light-duty analysis.

Recommended for: Most non-scientific users and scientists using terminal emulation (SSH)

Mid-range computing, such as large spreadsheets, ECAD design, software development, and CPU-intensive applications

Recommended for: Scientists analyzing small local data sets and Developers

Graphic-intensive applications, including 3D modeling, CAD design work, and graphic and video editing

Recommended for: Mechanical Engineers, Graphic Artists, 3D modelers

Computation-intensive applications, including modeling, data analysis, software development, and running virtual machines

Recommended for: Intensive data processing and analysis


Windows Desktop

DELL Precision 3450 SFF

Processor: 6-core i5-10500 - 3.1GHz up to 4.5GHz
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
Memory: 8GB 1X8GB DDR4 2666MHz or 2933MHz
Storage: M.2 PCIe 256GB Class 35 SSD HD 
Network: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11ax Dual Band (2x2) Wireless Module + Bluetooth 5 (555-BFRR)
Keyboard: Dell KB216 Wired Multi-Media Keyboard
Mouse:
 Dell Laser Wired Mouse - MS3220
Warranty: 5 Year Limited Hardware Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis & Keep Your Hard Drive
Cost:
$920

DELL Precision 3450 SFF

Processor: Intel Core i9-10900 (10 Core, 20M cache, base 2.8GHz, up to 5.2GHz) DDR4-2933 (338-BVOH)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro P1000, 4GB, 4mDP, to DP adapter
Memory: 32GB 2X16GB DDR4 2666MHz or 2933MHz (2933MHz requires Intel Core i7 or above) UDIMM Non-ECC Memory (370-AFGF)
Storage: M.2 PCIe 512GB Class 40 SSD HD 
Network: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11ax Dual Band (2x2) Wireless Module + Bluetooth 5 (555-BFRR)
Keyboard: Dell KB216 Wired Multi-Media Keyboard
Mouse: Dell Laser Wired Mouse - MS3220
Cost: $1,750

Dell Precision 5820 Tower

Processor: Intel Xeon Processor W-2225 (4C 4.1GHz 4.6GHz Turbo HT 8.25MB 105W DDR4-2933) (338-BUOB)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
NVIDIA Quadro 
Memory: 32GB 2x16GB DDR4 2933MHz RDIMM ECC Memory
Storage: M.2 PCIe
1TB Class 40 SSD HD
Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 (802.11ac) 2x2 + Bluetooth
Optical Drive: 6x Half-Height DVD-/+RW
Keyboard: Dell KB216 Wired Multi-Media Keyboard
Mouse: No Mouse
Warranty5 Year Limited Hardware Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis & Keep Your Hard Drive
Cost: $2,631

Dell Precision 5820 Tower

Processor: Intel Xeon Processor W-2235 (6C 3.8GHz 4.6GHz Turbo HT 8.25MB 130W DDR4-2933) (338-BUOF)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Graphics: Dual NVIDIA® Quadro® P400, 2GB, 3 mDP (5820T)
Memory: 32GB 2x16GB DDR4 2933MHz RDIMM ECC Memory
Storage: M.2 PCIe 512GB Class 40 SSD HD + 2.5" 256GB SSD Calss 20 SSD
Wireless: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11ax Dual Band (2x2) Wireless Module + Bluetooth 5 (555-BFRR)
Keyboard: Dell KB216 Wired Multi-Media Keyboard
Mouse: No Mouse
Optical Drive: 6x Half Height DVD-/+RW
Warranty5 Year 
Cost: $2,840

Windows Laptop

Dell Latitude 5420 14-inch

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-10310U (QC, 10th Gen, 6M cache, base 1.7GHz, up to 4.4GHz, vPro)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
LCD: 114.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) 220 Nit Anti-Glare Non-Touch, IR cam and Mic, WLAN WWAN Capable
Graphics:
Intel Iris XE Graphics
Memory
: 8GB RAM DDR4 Non-ECC
Storage: M.2 256GB Class 35 2230 SSD
Keyboard:
Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.1
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Cost: $1,550



Dell Latitude 7420

Processor: I7-1185G7 (4 Core, 12M cache, base 3.0GHz, up to 4.8GHz)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Memory:
16GB, 2666 MHz, DDR4 Non-ECC, Integrated
Storage: 512 GB PCIe Class 40 SSD
Graphics:
Intel Iris XE GraphicsProcessor, 16G Memory
Display: 14.0" FHD(1920x1080) AG, SLP, Non-Touch,ComfortView Plus,WVA,400nits, FHD IR Cam,Mic,WLAN,CF
Weight: 2.99 lbs
Cost: $2,200

Dell Latitude 7420

Processor: I7-1185G7 (4 Core, 12M cache, base 3.0GHz, up to 4.8GHz)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Memory:
32GB, 2666 MHz, DDR4 Non-ECC, Integrated
Storage: 1TB PCIe Class 40 SSD
Graphics:
Intel Iris XE GraphicsProcessor, 32G Memory
Display: 14.0" FHD(1920x1080) AG, SLP, Non-Touch,ComfortView Plus,WVA,400nits, FHD IR Cam,Mic,WLAN,CF
Weight: 2.99 lbs
Cost: $2,500

Dell Precision 5560

Processor: Intel Core Processor i9-11950H (8 Core, 24MB Cache, 2.60 GHz to 5.00 GHz, 45W, vPro)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
LCD:
15.6" Ultrasharp UHD+ HDR400, 3840x2400,Touch, w/Prem Panel Guar, 100% Adobe, LBL w/ IR Cam
Graphics: NVIDIA RTX A2000 w/4GB
Memory:
 32GB, 2X16GB, DDR4 2933Mhz Non-ECC
Hard Drive:
M.2 2280 512 GB, Gen 3 PCIe x4 NVMe, SSD
Keyboard: 
Internal Single Pointing Backlit Keyboard
Wireless:
Intel Dual Band Wireless AX201 2x2 + Bluetooth 5.1 Vpro
Security:
 None
Battery:
 6 Cell 86Whr ExpressCharge Capable Battery
Power Adapter:
 130 Watt E5 Type-C Power Adapter
Optical Drive:
 No Optical Drive
Environmental Ratings:
 EPEAT Gold Rated
Warranty Information:
5 Years ProSupport Flex with Next Business Day Onsite & KYHD Service
Weight: 4.5lb
Cost:  $3,260


Dell Precision 5760

Processor: Intel Core Processor i9-11950H (8 Core, 24MB Cache, 2.60 GHz to 5.00 GHz, 45W, vPro)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
LCD:
 17-inch, WLED FHD+, 1920 x 1200, 60 Hz, Anti-Glare,Non-touch,sRGB 100% min,500 nits,Low BL,IR Camera
Graphics:
NVIDIA RTX A2000, 4 GB, GDDR6
Memory:
 32GB, 2X16GB,DDR4 3200Mhz Non-ECC
Hard Drive:
M.2 2280, 1 TB, Gen 3 PCIe x4 NVMe, SSD
Keyboard: 
US English Backlit Keyboard
Security:
 None
Wireless: 
Intel Dual Band Wireless AX201 2x2 + Bluetooth 5.1 vPro
Battery:
 6 Cell 97Whr ExpressCharge Capable Battery
Power Adapter:
 130 Watt E5 Power Adapter
Optical Drive:
 No Optical Drive
Environmental Ratings:
 Energy Star & EPEAT Gold Rated
Warranty Information: 3
 Years Hardware Service with Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis & KYHD Service
Weight:

5.5 lbs

Cost: $3,500

Mac Desktop

Apple Mac Mini (MGNR3LL/A)

Processor: Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
Memory: 
8GB unified memory
Storage:  256GB SSD storage
Network:  Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet using RJ-45 connector)

AppleCare: Applecare Plus
Cost: $740

Apple Mac Mini (Z12N000G2)

Processor:     Apple M1 CHIP
8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU
Memory:  16GB Unified memory
Storage:  512GB SSD storage
Network: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet using RJ-45 connector)

AppleCare
: Applecare Plus

Cost:  $1,112

Apple iMac (Z0ZX002XU)

Processor:  3.6GHz 10-core 10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
Memory:  32GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory

Graphics:  Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory
Storage:  2TB SSD storage

Network
:  Gigabit Ethernet
Peripherals
: Magic Mouse 2+ Magic Keyboard - US English
AppleCare
:  Applecare Plus

Cost:  $4,295


Mac Laptop

Apple MacBook Air 13" - Space Gray
(Z124000FK)
Processor: Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 7‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
Display: 13-inch Retina Display
Memory: 16GB Unified Memory
Storage: 256GB SSD storage

Keyboard:  Backlit Magic Keyboard - US English
Features
:   Touch ID
 - Force Touch Trackpad - Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
AppleCare: Applecare Plus

Cost: $1,320

Apple MacBook Pro 13" - Space Gray (Z11B000EN)
Processor: Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
Display: 13-inch Retina display with True Tone

Memory: 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
Storage: 1TB SSD storage

Features: Four Thunderbolt 3 ports - TouchBar
Keyboard
: Backlit Magic Keyboard - US English
AppleCare: Applecare Plus
Cost: $1,994

Apple MacBook Pro 16" - Space Gray (MVVK2LL/A)

Processor:   2.3GHz 8-core 10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
Display: 16-inch Retina display with True Tone
Graphics:
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
Memory:      16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory

Storage: 1TB SSD storage
Features:     Four Thunderbolt 3 ports - TouchBar & Touch ID
Keyboard:   Backlit Magic Keyboard - US English
AppleCare: Applecare Plus
Cost: $2,871

Apple MacBook Pro 16" - Space Gray (Z0Y0005UF)

Processor:   2.4GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
Display:  16-inch Retina display with True Tone

GraphicsAMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory
Memory
: 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
Storage: 2TB SSD storage

Features:  Four Thunderbolt 3 ports - TouchBar & Touch ID
Keyboard:   Backlit Magic Keyboard - US English

AppleCare: Applecare Plus
Cost: $3,900


Chrome DesktopIntel i3 processor
8GB RAM
16GB SSD HD
approx. $300-$500
Intel i5 processor
8GB RAM
64GB SSD HD
approx. $500-$750
Intel i7 processor
16GB RAM
64GB SSD HD
approx. $750-$1500

Chrome Laptop

Processor: AMD A4-9120C Dual Core 1.60 GHz
Display: 14.0 Full HD (1920x1080) 
GraphicsAMD Radeon R3 graphics 
Memory4GB 
Storage: 32GB EMMC
FeaturesTwo USB Type-A (3.1), 2 USB Type-C, 3.5mm Headphone/microphone jack, built-in camera (720p) and microphone, SD card slot, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), bluetooth, ~3.3lb weight

approx. $300-$600




Virtual Machine (Windows Server or Linux)

2 Core Xeon
4-8 GB
40 GB HD

$900/3 years

4 Core Xeon
16 GB
40 GB HD

$1800/3 years



ChromeOS

Berkeley Lab IT strongly recommends that all users consider using ChromeOS devices. These systems are very inexpensive, and require little-to-no configuration and management. With a wide range of extensions and Android applications available, as well as integration with the Lab's Google tools, these can be an excellent choice for many users. They are ideal for providing remote access to applications and services running on other desktops, servers, and VMs. Please see the ChromeOS FAQ

Virtual Machines

Berkeley Lab IT also provides on-demand VM hosting for scientific applications. See the Science VM FAQ for more information.

Standard Software

PC Desktop
PC Laptop
Mac Desktop
Mac Laptop
Chrome Desktop/Laptop
Linux Desktop

Windows 10 Professional
Chrome
Firefox
Sophos
BigFix
Zoom
Druva InSync
RSIGuard
Acrobat Reader DC
Notepad ++
Cisco VPN Client


Windows 10 Professional
Chrome
Firefox
Sophos
BigFix
Zoom
Druva InSync
RSIGuard
Acrobat Reader DC
Notepad ++
Cisco VPN Client


MacOS 11.4 ( Big Sir)
Chrome
Firefox
Sophos
BigFix
Zoom
Druva InSync
RSIGuard
Cisco VPN Client
(Operations only)


MacOS 11.4 ( Big Sir)
Chrome
Firefox
Sophos
BigFix
Zoom
Druva InSync
RSIGuard
Cisco VPN Client
(Operations only)

Google Apps
RealVNC
Remote Desktop
Zoom
Cisco VPN Client

Ubuntu
Chrome
Firefox
Sophos
BigFix
Zoom
Druva InSync
Cisco VPN Client

Backup Software

Protect your data! Use Druva InSync to backup your workstations.

Please see the Druva InSync FAQ for details, or sign up at software.lbl.gov.

For other backup questions, please see the Backups page.


Additional Help Resources