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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
$1,793

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
$2,153

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

2.4 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

2.6 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 7300

1.6 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
$1,653

Dell Latitude 7300

Dell Latitude 7400

1.6 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
$1,385

Dell Latitude 7400

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Micro

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

Display
24" (1920 x 1200)
Price with tax
$806
Bundle price with tax
$1,050 with Dell U2415 monitor

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Micro

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Mini Tower

3.0 GHz 8-core Intel Core i7, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM

Display
24" (1920 x 1200)
Price with tax
$1,042
Bundle price with tax
$1,286 with Dell U2415 monitor

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Mini Tower

Dell OptiPlex 7070 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
$829
Bundle price with tax
$1,073 with Dell U2415 monitor

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Small Form Factor

Dell Precision 5540

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 5540

Lenovo ThinkCentre M720s Small Form Factor

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

Display
24" (1920 x 1080)
Price with tax
$808
Bundle price with tax
$999 with Lenovo T24i-10 monitor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M720s Small Form Factor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M920T Mini Tower

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

Display
24" (1920 x 1080)
Price with tax
$950
Bundle price with tax
$1,141 with Lenovo T24i-10 monitor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M920T Mini Tower

Lenovo ThinkCentre M920x

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

Price with tax
$781
Bundle price with tax
$972 with Lenovo T24i-10 Monitor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M920x

Lenovo ThinkPad P1

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

Display
15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Battery life
Up to 6 hours
Weight
3.75 lb
Price with tax
$1,837

Lenovo ThinkPad P1

Lenovo ThinkPad T490s

1.6 GHz quad-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
$1,242

Lenovo ThinkPad T490s

Lenovo ThinkPad X390

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

Display
13.3" (1920 x 1080)
Battery life
Up to 8 hours
Weight
2.9 lb
Price with tax
$1,139

Lenovo ThinkPad X390

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

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

Display
12.3" (2736 x 1824)
Battery life
Up to 14 hours
Weight
2.4 lb with Type Cover
Price with tax
$1,802

Microsoft Surface Pro 6