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What’s New in Standards

In the past 3 months there have been many updates to the standard hardware list for State government!  We have added a 4th model of desktop computer (the HP 800 G1 MiniDesktop), replaced the 840 G1 portable with the 9480 G1, and transitioned to the Elitepad 1000 G2 for the cellular-capable tablet computer.  Here is a quick overview of our new items.

HP 800 G1 MiniDesktop is small – really small.  6.9″ x 1.3″ x 7″ to be exact!  Small does not mean slow either – BIT has configured this unit with a i5-4590T 2GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD hard drive.  There are 6 USB ports with 2 of these ports on the front of this unit.  There are also integrated CAT5 and wireless network cards in the system as well dual-monitor support.  Small does mean one sacrifice – there is not an internal CDROM drive in this system.

The new low-end portable is the Elitebook 9480M.  This unit with a 14″ screen has an i5-4310U 2GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD hard drive, and an Intel integrated HD graphics card.  Again, a sleek design comes with a sacrifice – no internal CDROM drive.

The Elitepad 1000 G2 is the new version of the Elitepad 900.  Visually, the new unit appears identical to the old model.  The 1000 G2 uses an updated Atom mobile processor, has 4GB of RAM, and has 64GB of internal storage.  As with the 900 model, you can purchase this unit with either a battery jacket or a keyboard jacket.

In addition to new hardware, BIT has instituted a mandatory etching for all portable computers.  This etching is $10 per unit and will provide an extra level of security for the state’s portables in case of loss or theft.

If there are any questions on any of these new products or services, please contact Shellie Patterson in Standards.