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 and Apple 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
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
  • Most 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 physically larger and more powerful workstation for those who need the increased processing power, RAM, and drive space and can afford the price and physical space on  their desk.

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 small desks
  • 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.

* Windows only

Windows Laptops
Mobile Essentials Laptop

A standard, 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
  • Application using some GPU processing or moderate graphics processing
  • Most SAP and SAP GUI uses

Not recommended for:

  • Replacing your desktop computer
  • 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
Flexible Use Laptop/Convertible Tablet

A thin, light, highly portable tablet replacement running Windows with a detachable keyboard. Good for when you need to do basic work and stay connected almost anywhere.

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
  • Storing or using large files or large amounts of data
  • 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
  • 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:
    • 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, and 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 thin, light, 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.