Computer Purchase Recommendations

Following are computer purchase recommendations that satisfy general usage.

Please contact us for computer recommendations concerning specific uses (e.g. running analysis software in a lab).

Please note, all university-owned computer purchases should go through the BMB & Chem IT team so that we can arrange delivery to set up and configure all computers.

Desktop recommendations

Dell 7060 Tower
  • Intel 8th generation processor (i5 or i7)
  • 8Gb RAM (minimum),
  • 500Gb disk (512GB SSD preferred)
  • 24″ Monitor
  • 3yr warranty
Lenovo ThinkCentre M910 Tower
  • Intel 7th generation i7 processor
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 24″ Monitor
  • 3yr warranty
Apple iMac. 21.5 – Retina Display
  • Intel Core i5 or Core i7
  • 8Gb RAM (minimum)
  • 1Tb disk
  • 3yr warranty

Laptop recommendations

Dell Latitude 5590
  • Intel 8th generation processor (i5 or i7)
  • 8Gb RAM (minimum)
  • 500Gb disk (512GB SSD preferred)
  • Non-touch 15″ display
  • 3yr warranty
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s
  • Intel 8th generation i7 processor
  • 16Gb RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • Non-touch 14″ display
  • 3yr warranty
Apple 13″ MacBook Pro (non-touchbar)
  • Intel Core i5 or Core i7
  • 8Gb RAM (minimum)
  • 512Gb SSD
  • 3yr warranty
Apple 13″ MacBook Air
  • Intel Core i5 or Core i7
  • 8Gb RAM (minimum)
  • 512Gb SSD
  • 3yr warranty

PRINTER recommendations

Color Laser:

Brother HL-L8360CDW
or
HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw

B/W Laser:

Brother HL-L2370DW
or
HP LaserJet Pro M402dne

Color Laser MFP:

Brother MFC-L8610CDW
or
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw

B/W Laser MFP:

Brother MFC-L5800DW
or
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdw