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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 256GB 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 5491, 7390, 7490
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Minimum

Category Description
Processor 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Storage 256GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Integrated graphics
Ports USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DiplayPort
Battery 6-cell Li-ion battery
Operating system Windows 10 Professional
Warranty 3 year onsite next business day

Recommended

Category Description
Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Memory 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 512GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Discrete graphics
Ports USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DiplayPort
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 15-inch MacBook Pro

Minimum

Category Description
Processor 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Storage 256GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Integrated graphics
Ports USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DiplayPort
Battery 6-cell Li-ion battery
Operating system macOS Sierra 10.12
Warranty 3-year AppleCare

Recommended

Category Description
Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Memory 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 512GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Discrete graphics
Ports Thunderbolt 3
Battery 6-cell Li-ion battery
Operating system macOS Sierra 10.12
Warranty 4-year AppleCare

Windows Desktop Hardware

Recommended Models

Dell OptiPlex 7060, 7460 AIO, 7760 AIO

Minimum

Category Description
Processor 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Storage 256GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Integrated graphics
Ports USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DiplayPort
Operating system Windows 10 Professional
Warranty 3 year onsite next business day

Recommended

Category Description
Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Memory 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 512GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Discrete graphics
Ports USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DiplayPort
Operating system Windows 10 Professional
Warranty 5 year onsite next business day

macOS Desktop Hardware

Recommended Models

Apple 21.5-inch iMac, 27-inch iMac, Mac mini

Minimum

Category Description
Processor 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Storage 256GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Integrated graphics
Ports USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DiplayPort
Operating system macOS Sierra 10.12
Warranty 3-year AppleCare

Recommended

Category Description
Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Memory 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 SDRAM
Storage 512GB Solid State disk (SSD)
Network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Graphics Discrete graphics
Ports USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3
Operating system macOS Sierra 10.12
Warranty 4-year AppleCare

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