Windows Laptop

The following guidelines were developed for typical office use. In most cases, this includes word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and web browsing.

Computing technology changes a lot, and ITS will make every effort to keep these recommendations up to date. Check back often for the latest information.

These recommendations are for new computers only--please call us for advice before upgrading an existing machine. ITS generally advises that an office computer be replaced after 5 years of service.

Students: the information on these pages is intended for RIT owned computers, you should consult your academic department for any specific computer hardware or software you may need for your academic work.

Click here to view the standard hardware and software for the standard laptop.

Windows OS Recommended Laptop System: Dell Latitude E6430

Through an agreement with Dell Computer, RIT offers Faculty and Staff a specially configured laptop machine known as the RIT Standard Laptop. When you buy an RIT Standard Laptop, it includes Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. The software is already installed on the machine, and an ITS desktop support representative will come to your office at your request to set the machine up for you.

Complete specifications and pricing for Institute purchases are available from the Dell premier web page,

To get specifications and pricing for personal purchases, you need to go to a different site, located at Dell's online portal.

The first time you use the Institute page, you will be prompted for an access key and password. Faculty and staff can obtain these from Elliotte Simpson at RIT Purchasing. Call Elliote at 475-2109, or email him from your RIT email ONLY. Students should contact the Digital Den at 475-2211. Faculty and staff should also note whether they are selecting a "Shopper" account, which allows them to view pricing and build/save quotes, or a "Buyer" account, which also allows them to purchase directly from the site. You must have an RIT Purchasing Card to be set up as a "Buyer".

  • Enter the access code
  • Then enter your access key

You will be prompted to create a personal profile, and you will select your own password to use on subsequent visits to the page.

When you reach the premier web page:

  • Look on the left side of the page for the words "Purchasing Tools".
  • Click on "Purchasing Tools".
  • Look on the left side of the page for "Your Dell Store"
  • Click on "Your Dell Store".
  • Click on "Standard Desktop - RIT" to view the standard configuration.

Note that there are a range of options offered with respect to video, memory, hard disk and other items. You can select from among these options, and then click "Update Price" at the bottom of the page. A custom quote will be generated, and you can simply refer to that quote number when you submit a purchase requisition to RIT Purchasing.

NOTE: using the Dell Premier page makes a cookie on your hard disk, so cookies must be enabled in your web browser in order for this page to work.

Processor Intel® Core™ i5 or i7

Operating System Windows 7 Enterprise

Memory atleast 4.0GB

Hard drive Hybrid or Solidstate Drive

Wireless LAN Intel based wireless

Advance Management Intel VPro

Warranty 5 year Basic Limited and NBD Onsite Service