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Laptop, Desktop, and Tablet Recommendations

Hardware recommendations for university faculty and staff

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Apple 13" MacBook Air

1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
13" (2560 x 1600)
Battery life
Up to 12 hours
Weight
2.75 lb
Price with tax
$1,805

Apple 13" MacBook Air

Apple 21.5" Retina 4K iMac

3.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i3, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
21.5" (4096 x 2304)
Price with tax
$1,853

Apple 21.5" Retina 4K iMac

Apple 27" Retina 5K iMac

3.0 GHz 6‑core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
27" (5120 x 2880)
Price with tax
$2,229

Apple 27" Retina 5K iMac

Apple iPad Pro 12.9"

A12X Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture, 256 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM

Display
12.9" (2732 x 2048)
Battery life
Up to 10 hours
Weight
2.29 lb with keyboard
Price with tax
$1,582

Apple iPad Pro 12.9"

Apple MacBook Pro 13" with Touch Bar

2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
13" (2560 x 1600)
Battery life
Up to 10 hours
Weight
3.0 lb
Price with tax
$2,189

Apple MacBook Pro 13" with Touch Bar

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar

2.2 GHz 6-core Intel Core i7, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
15" (2880 x 1800)
Battery life
Up to 10 hours
Weight
4.0 lb
Price with tax
$2,544

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar

Dell Latitude 7390

1.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
13.3" (1920 x 1080)
Battery life
Up to 10 hours
Weight
3.3 lb
Price with tax
$1,620

Dell Latitude 7390

Dell Latitude 7490

1.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
14" (1920 x 1080)
Battery life
Up to 9 hours
Weight
3.5 lb
Price with tax
$1,611

Dell Latitude 7490

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro

3.0 GHz 6-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
24" (1920 x 1200)
Price with tax
$860
Bundle price with tax
$1,098 with Dell U2415 monitor

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Mini Tower

3.2 GHz 6-core Intel Core i7, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
24" (1920 x 1200)
Price with tax
$1,045
Bundle price with tax
$1,283 with Dell U2415 monitor

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Mini Tower

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Small Form Factor

3.0 GHz 6-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
24" (1920 x 1200)
Price with tax
$939
Bundle price with tax
$1,177 with Dell U2415 monitor

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Small Form Factor

Dell Precision 5530

2.6 GHz 6-core Intel Core i7, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Battery life
Up to 11 hours
Weight
4 lb
Price with tax
$1,845

Dell Precision 5530

Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S Small Form Factor

3.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
24" (1920 x 1200)
Price with tax
$923
Bundle price with tax
$1,196 with Lenovo T2454p monitor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S Small Form Factor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M910T Mini Tower

3.4 GHz 6-core Intel Core i7, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
24" (1920 x 1200)
Price with tax
$1,205
Bundle price with tax
$1,478 with Lenovo T2454p monitor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M910T Mini Tower

Lenovo ThinkPad T480s

1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
14" (1920 x 1080)
Battery life
Up to 8 hours
Weight
2.9 lb
Price with tax
$1,606

Lenovo ThinkPad T480s

Lenovo ThinkPad T580

1.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Battery life
Up to 6 hours
Weight
4.4 lb
Price with tax
$1,818

Lenovo ThinkPad T580

Lenovo ThinkPad X280

1.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
12.5" (1920 x 1080)
Battery life
Up to 8 hours
Weight
2.9 lb
Price with tax
$1,618

Lenovo ThinkPad X280

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

1.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM

Display
12.3" (2736 x 1824)
Battery life
Up to 14 hours
Weight
2.4 lb with Type Cover
Price with tax
$1,428

Microsoft Surface Pro 6