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Minimum Hardware Guidelines

ITS has minimum hardware guidelines for supported systems:

Model All equipment must be from a business product line, not a consumer product line
CPU Intel Core i5
Memory 8 GB
Storage 512GB or larger Solid State Disk (SSD)

Warranty

ITS recommends hardware be purchased with a warranty, with accidental damage coverage for laptops and mobile devices (if available). Warranties of up to five years are available for many models.

Device Recommended Warranty
Apple iMac AppleCare Protection for iMac
Apple MacBook Pro AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro
Dell Latitude Five years of on-site hardware service with CompleteCare accidental damage protection
Dell Optiplex Five years of on-site hardware service

Lifecycle

ITS guidelines will maximize your computer’s useful life. Please contact us if you would like assistance in life cycle planning for your department’s computer inventory.

Windows Laptop Hardware

Recommended Models

Dell Latitude 5411, 7320, 7420

Minimum

Category Description
Processor 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Memory 8GB 2400MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Storage 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet (adapter)
Wireless 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Integrated graphics
Ports USB 3.0, HDMI
Battery 4-cell Li-ion battery
Operating system Windows 10 Professional
Warranty 3 year onsite next business day

Recommended

Category Description
Processor 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Memory 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 512GB Solid State Drive (NVMe)
Network Gigabit Ethernet (adapter)
Wireless 802.11ax wireless, Bluetooth 5.1
Graphics Discrete graphics
Ports USB 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI
Battery 6-cell Li-ion battery
Operating system Windows 10 Professional
Warranty 5 year onsite next business day

macOS Laptop Hardware

Recommended Models

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro

Minimum

Category Description
Model Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro
Processor Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU
Memory 8GB unified memory
Storage 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet (adapter)
Wireless 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Graphics 8-core GPU
Power Adapter 61W USB-C Power Adapter
Operating system macOS Monterey 12
Warranty 4-year AppleCare+

Recommended

Category Description
Model Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro
Processor Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU
Memory 16GB unified memory
Storage 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet (adapter)
Wireless 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Graphics 14-core GPU
Power Adapter 96W USB-C Power Adapter
Operating system macOS Monterey 12
Warranty 4-year AppleCare+

Windows Desktop Hardware

Recommended Models

Dell OptiPlex 7080, 7480 AIO, 7780 AIO

Minimum

Category Description
Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Memory 8GB 2400MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Storage 256GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless (optional) 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth
Graphics Integrated graphics
Ports USB 3.0, DisplayPort
Operating system Windows 10 Professional
Warranty 3 year onsite next business day

Recommended

Category Description
Processor 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Memory 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 512GB Solid State disk (NVMe)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless (optional) 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth
Graphics Discrete graphics
Ports USB 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort
Operating system Windows 10 Professional
Warranty 5 year onsite next business day

macOS Desktop Hardware

Recommended Models

Apple 24-inch iMac, Mac mini

Minimum

Category Description
Processor Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU
Memory 8GB unified memory
Storage 512GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Graphics 8‑core GPU
Ports Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
Two USB-3 ports
Operating system macOS Monterey 12
Warranty 4-year AppleCare+

Recommended

Category Description
Processor Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU
Memory 16GB unified memory
Storage 512GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Graphics 8‑core GPU
Ports Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
Two USB-3 ports
Operating system macOS Monterey 12
Warranty 4-year AppleCare+

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