Computer Recommendations - Staff and Faculty

Windows Desktop Recommendations

Model Dell Optiplex Small Form Factor Plus
Processor 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-13600 (24 MB cache, 14 cores, 20 threads, 2.70 GHz to 5.00 GHz Turbo, 65 W)
Memory
16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR5
Solid State Drive 512 GB, M.2 2230, PCIe NVMe, SSD
Video Card Intel Integrated Graphics
Operating System Windows 11 Pro (Note: IITS will install Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise during setup)
Other

Wireless: Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, 2x2, 802.11ax, Bluetooth® wireless card, external antenna

Display: Optional HDMI Port

Warranty

4-year Pro Support Plus

  • Next business day parts and/or labour
  • 4-year Accidental Damage coverage included
  • 4-year Keep-Your-HardDrive coverage included (in the event the drive needs to be replaced)
Recommended
Peripherals

Dell Pro Wireless Keyboard and Mouse - KM5221W - English - Black

UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)

Typical Usage Standard office computer

 

Model Dell Optiplex Tower Plus
Processor 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700 (30 MB cache, 16 cores, 24 threads, 2.10 GHz to 5.10 GHz Turbo, 65 W)
Memory
16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR5
Solid State Drive 512 GB, M.2 2230, PCIe NVMe, SSD
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, 8 GB GDDR6, full height, 3 DP, HDMI
Operating System Windows 11 Pro (Note: IITS will install Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise during setup)
Other

Wireless: Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, 2x2, 802.11ax, Bluetooth® wireless card, external antenna

Chassis: OptiPlex Tower Plus with 500W Platinum Power Supply

Warranty

4-year Pro Support Plus

  • Next business day parts and/or labour
  • 4-year Accidental Damage coverage included
  • 4-year Keep-Your-HardDrive coverage included (in the event the drive needs to be replaced)
Recommended
Peripherals

Dell Pro Wireless Keyboard and Mouse - KM5221W - English - Black

UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)

Typical Usage Desktop user with higher performance requirements than typical office use (e.g. graphics, 3D modelling, some video rendering, etc.)

 

Model Dell OptiPlex All-in-One Plus
Processor 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-13600 (24 MB cache, 14 cores, 20 threads, 2.70 GHz to 5.00 GHz Turbo, 65 W)
Memory 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR5
Solid State Drive 512 GB, M.2 2230, PCIe NVMe, SSD
Video Card Intel® Graphics
Chassis OptiPlex All-in-One Plus, 23.8" FHD Non-touch, 5MP IR camera, dGFX option,240W Platinum Power Supply
Operating System Windows 11 Pro (Note: IITS will install Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise during setup)
Other

Wireless: Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, 2x2, 802.11ax, Bluetooth® wireless card

Stand/Mount: Height Adjustable Stand for OptiPlex All-in-One Plus

Warranty

4-year Pro Support Plus

  • Next business day parts and/or labour
  • 4-year Accidental Damage coverage included
  • 4-year Keep-Your-HardDrive coverage included (in the event the drive needs to be replaced) 
Recommended
Peripherals

Dell Pro Wireless Keyboard and Mouse - KM5221W - English - Black

UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)

 

Windows Laptop Recommendation

Model Dell Latitude 7440
Processor 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1350P, vPro® (12 MB cache, 12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo)
Memory
16 GB, LPDDR5, 4800 MT/s, Integrated
Solid State Drive 512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe SSD
Video Card Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
Display Laptop 14.0" FHD+ (1920x1200) AG, SLP, No-Touch, ComfView+, IPS, 400 nits, 5MP IR Cam+IP, WLAN, Aluminum
Operating System Windows 11 Pro (Note: IITS will install Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise during setup)
Other

Wireless: Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.2

Camera: 5MP/IR Camera, ExpressSign-In, Intelligent Privacy, TNR, Camera Shutter, Microphone

Keyboard: English US battery-saving mini LED backlit keyboard, 79-key

Battery: 3 Cell, 57 Wh, ExpressCharge™ Capable, Long Life Cycle, 3-year warranty

Warranty

4-year Pro Support Plus

  • Next business day parts and/or labour
  • 4-year Accidental Damage coverage included
  • 4-year Keep-Your-HardDrive coverage included (in the event the drive needs to be replaced)  
Recommended
Peripherals

Dell Dock (WD22TB4), 130W Power Delivery

Dell Adapter - USB 3.0 to Ethernet PXE Boot

Typical Usage Standard office laptop

 

Model Dell Latitude 7440 Ultra Light
Processor 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1345U, vPro® (12 MB cache, 10 cores, 12 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo)
Memory
16 GB, LPDDR5, 4800 MT/s, Integrated
Solid State Drive 512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe SSD
Video Card Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
Display ULTRALIGHT Laptop 14.0" FHD+ (1920x1200) AG, SLP, No-Touch, ComfView+, IPS, 400 nits, 5MP IR Cam+IP
Operating System Windows 11 Pro (Note: IITS will install Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise during setup)
Other

Wireless: Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.2

Camera: 5MP/IR Camera, ExpressSign-In, Intelligent Privacy, TNR, Camera Shutter, Microphone

Keyboard: English US battery-saving mini LED backlit keyboard, 79-key

Battery: 3 Cell, 57 Wh, ExpressCharge™ Capable, Long Life Cycle, 3-year warranty

AC Adapter: 60W AC ultralight mini adapter, USB Type-C

Warranty

4-year Pro Support Plus

  • Next business day parts and/or labour
  • 4-year Accidental Damage coverage included
  • 4-year Keep-Your-HardDrive coverage included (in the event the drive needs to be replaced)  
Recommended
Peripherals

Dell Dock (WD22TB4), 130W Power Delivery

Dell Adapter - USB 3.0 to Ethernet PXE Boot

Typical Usage Similar to the Latitude 7440 above, but lighter weight and focused around increased portability.
Consider this if you tend to travel a lot.

 

 

Mac Desktop Recommendation

Model Apple 24" iMac with 4.5K Retina Display
Processor Apple M3 chip with 8‑core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 10‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine
Memory 16GB Unified Memory
Solid State Drive 512GB SSD
Operating System MacOS 13 Ventura
Warranty

4 years AppleCare+ (Accidental Damage Coverage included)

  • $129+tax deductible for screen damage or external enclosure damage
  • $379+tax deductible for all other damage
Recommended
Peripherals

Magic Mouse and/or Magic Trackpad

Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English or Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad - US English

UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)

Recommendations If you tend to keep your iMac for a long time, consider getting higher specs than you need today
since you can't upgrade after it has been manufactured.
Typical Usage Light usage, fixed location

 

Model Mac mini
Processor Apple M2 Pro with 10‑core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
Memory 16GB unified memory
Solid State Drive 512GB SSD
Operating System MacOS 13 Ventura
Warranty

4 years AppleCare+ (Accidental Damage Coverage included)

  • $129+tax deductible for screen damage or external enclosure damage
  • $379+tax deductible for all other damage
Recommended
Peripherals

Magic Mouse and/or Magic Trackpad

Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English or Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad - US English

UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)

Recommendations If you tend to keep your Mac mini for a long time, consider getting higher specs than you need today
since you can't upgrade after it has been manufactured.
Typical Usage Standard office computer, fixed location

 

 

Mac Laptop Recommendation

14-inch MacBook Pro with an M3 Pro CPU in Space Black
Model Apple Macbook Pro 14-inch
Processor Apple M3 Pro chip with 12‑core CPU, 18‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine
Memory 18GB unified memory
Solid State Drive 512GB SSD
Operating System MacOS 14 Sonoma
Warranty

4 years AppleCare+ (Accidental Damage Coverage included)

  • $129+tax deductible for screen damage or external enclosure damage
  • $379+tax deductible for all other damage
Recommendations If you tend to keep your MacBook a long time, consider getting higher specs than you need today since you can't upgrade after it has been manufactured.
Typical Usage Standard office laptop