Department Purchases

If you are buying a computer for university-purposed with department funds, please refer to the guidelines below for recommended models.

Departmental purchases of recommended devices include support from the Technology Help Desk including help with initial setup and standard software installation.

PC Recommendations         Apple Recommendations

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Recommended Models

PC (Windows)

Device Type

Recommended Model(s)

                                                    Operating System: Windows 10x64

DESKTOP

 

OptiPlex 3070 SFF: Processor Intel Core i-5, 16GB Ram, 256GB Solid State Drive, Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, 2GB, (DP/DP)

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LAPTOP

Latitude 5410: Processor 8th Generation Intel Core I5, 16GB Ram, M.2 256GB Solid State Drive, LCD 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-Touch Screen, Camera & Microphone

Latitude 7200 2-in-1: (Tablet/Laptop Hybrid) Processor 8th Generation Intel Core i5, 8 GB Ram, 256GB  Solid State Drive, LCD Screen 12.3" FHD Touch (1920 x 1280) Camera & Microphone

Latitude 5510: Processor 10th Generation Intel Core i5, 16GB Ram, 512G Solid State Drive, LCD 15" FHD (1920 x1080) Non-Touch Screen, Camera & Microphone

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ACCESSORIES
To create a complete workstation

Docking station: WD 19 Dell Docking Station 130w

Wireless Keyboard/Mouse combo: Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse - KM717

Monitor: P2319H - 23" Monitor, 1080p Widescreen

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Note: If you're looking for a desktop-like experience with a laptop, we recommend considering purchasing an external monitor, keyboard/mouse, and docking station.

Mac (Apple)

Device Type Recommended Model(s)

                                                Operating System (MacOS): Catalina (10.15)

DESKTOP

Apple iMac 21.5-inch: Retina 4K display - 3.0GHz 6-core Processor - 16GB Memory - 1TB Fusion Drive storage or 256GB SSD 

Learn More [select SHI]

LAPTOP

Apple MacBook Pro 13”: Core i5 2.0 GHz -16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD  

Apple MacBook Pro 16”" Core i7 4.5 GHz -16GB - 512GB SSD

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ACCESSORIES
To create a complete workstation

Apple Digital AV Multiport Adapter
Video interface converter - HDMI / USB
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Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad 
Bluetooth keyboard 
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Apple Magic Mouse 2
Bluetooth mouse
Learn More [select SHI]

Dell 24” Monitor
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Docking station: WD 19 Dell Docking Station 130w

Wireless Keyboard/Mouse combo: Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse - KM717

Monitor: P2319H - 23" Monitor, 1080p Widescreen

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Note: The iMac is an all-in-one computer and does not require a separate monitor.

TABLET

Apple iPad Air: 10.5 inch 64GB, Wi-Fi model
Apple Pen Gen 1 (for use with iPad Air)

Apple iPad Pro: 11 inch 128GB, Wi-Fi model
Apple Pen Gen 2 (for use with iPad Pro)

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Need Help?

For questions or assistance with selecting the appropriate recommended model, please email refresh@brandeis.edu.

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