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Hardware Recommendations


These hardware recommendations are provided by University IT for Stanford University faculty and staff purchases. This website will help you select a computer or printer system to meet your personal and departmental needs.

Computer and Tablet Recommendations

The fastest processors available and enough RAM and storage to easily keep up with the latest software releases over the next three years. *Some tablets are not recommended as primary computers. Please see the recommendations for for more details. Recommended models are suitable for:

  • MS Office, web browsing, email
  • Databases, statistics, programming
  • Photo, music, and PDF editing, web development, and much more!

Printer Recommendations

University IT recommends printers based upon a set of guiding principles. The printers are categorized into black & white, color, and multi-function printers and then arranged by group size. Depending on user/group requirements, more than one class of printers may be appropriate.

Computer Softphone and Video Conferencing Accessories

University IT offers softphone and video conferencing options that you can use to meet and collaborate with colleagues across campus or around the world, reducing travel time and expense while increasing communication and sharing.