County Computer Purchasing Program

Announcement:

We have changed our program to use an AgriLife HP computer contract. The new computers are top of the line HP business enterprise models at great pricing that will help stretch your County dollars.  Specification details can be viewed by clicking the Package links.

To order please read the Program Details at the bottom of this page and use the online order form.  If have any questions please contact Jim Segers at AgriLife Information Technology or your Regional IT Specialist.

Special Program: Microsoft has announced all update support for Windows XP will end in April 2014. After that date it will be impossible to keep Windows XP operating securely.  As an incentive Extension Administration has approved a $100 discount off the Cost Share price if you are replacing a computer currently running Windows XP. To take advantage of this program please contact Jim Segers.

Thank you

Computers

Quick links to package configuration:

Package 1 HP Elite 800 G1 Small Tower computer – single monitor (Cost Share price $550)

Package 2 HP Elite 800 G1 Small Tower computer – dual monitors (Cost Share price $650)

Package 3 HP EliteBook 8570p notebook – mobile configuration (Cost Share price $600)

Package 4 HP EliteBook 8570p notebook – mobile plus desktop (Cost Share price $800)

Package5 HP Folio EliteBook Ultralight notebook (Cost Share price $650)

LCD Projector:

We are using the NEC NP-M271X for this program. This projector displays a native resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels and 1600 X 1200 maximum, comes with a maximum lamp brightness of 2700 ANSI Lumens, weighs 6.4 pounds and has a 2 year warranty. (Cost Share Price = $275) More information

Laserjet Printers:

For black and white moderate duty requirements, choose the HP Laserjet P3015dn with a rated speed of 35 pages per minute and has the duplex option that allows printing on both sides of the paper. This printer is network ready and compatible with stamps.com postage system. (Cost Share Price = $350) More Information

For light to moderate duty color laser requirements, choose the HP M551dn. Be careful when considering a color laser. They are more expensive to operate. This printer uses 4 cartridges, 3 colors and one Black. So you may want to consider adding a color laser only if you already have a good black and white printer. This printer does have the duplex option. This is a network ready printer. (Cost Share Price = $400) More Information

Scanner

We have the Fujitsu FI-7160 Document Scanner on this program. This is a high speed, high quality, sheet feed scanner. It is designed for conversion of paper documents to electronic format, but can scan single pages, photos and odd sizes.  This model is compatible with the LaserFiche system and Windows 7.  (Cost Share Price = $450). More Information

How to Order:

To participate please complete the online order form.  You will receive an email acknowledgment with detail for your records.

http://agrilife.org/it/services/countyprogram/csorder/

There are a few things I ask that you keep in mind when ordering:

Please be sure your county officials understand that any items purchased are, and will remain, property of Texas AgriLife Extension Service. I suggest they view the county cost as the purchase of a lifetime lease.

The source of funds for the county share should be funds that are currently available. You will be billed when the orders are confirmed as shipped.

Also regarding source of funds, any local source is acceptable. The local source does not need to be the county government, but could be one of your local committees, a fair board, 4H Adult Leaders, or even a private individual who just wants to contribute something to Extension. Just be sure that when we send a bill to the address you give us, someone will pay it. This local source must fully understand, though, that the equipment is for use by you and your Extension office, not for them.

The exception to this local source rule is where you have funds in an Extension workshop account which have been generated through a local or county level Extension educational event, where registration fees were paid to Extension. Since these funds were locally generated, they are eligible for use in the cost share program. State appropriated fund accounts cannot be used. If you use an Extension Account you must put the account number on the order form.

When completing the form, please be clear and complete on both the billing address and the shipping address.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

James C. Segers, PhD
IT Coordinator – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
AgriLife Information Technology
email:  j-segers@tamu.edu
phone: 979 845 9689

Technical Support

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