Carnegie Mellon University

Hardware and Peripheral Options

The Desktop Support team has assembled a list of recommended Mac and Windows laptops and desktops.

  • Managed Hardware customers, select devices from the list below.
  • Bring Your Own Device customers are encouraged to order from this list.

Contact us if you have a business case for a model that's not listed.

1. Select Your Hardware

Select the hardware option that best meets your team member's needs.

Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop
11th Generation Intel Core i7-1185G7 (4 Core, 12M cache, base 3.0GHz, up to 4.8GHz, vPro)
i7-1185G7 vPro, Intel Iris XE Graphics, 16GB Memory 16GB, Non-ECC, Integrated
M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
4-year Pro Support Plus

Windows Surface Laptop 4 13.5"
Quad Core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 Processor
16GB of memory
256GB SSD
Surface Laptop 4 powered by Quad Core 11th Gen Intel® Core™: Intel® Iris® Xe  Graphics
Screen: 13.5-inch PixelSense™ Display, Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), Touch: 10-point multi-touch
4-year warranty

Dell OptiPlex 7490 All-in-One Desktop
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10700 (8-Core, 16MB Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.8GHz, 65W)
16GB, 1x16GB, DDR4 non-ECC Memory M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
Intel® Integrated Graphics
4-year Pro Support Plus

 

IMPORTANT: These computers have an M1 chip. You may want to consider a Windows option if you need a virtual machine since the M1 chip does not currently support this. 

13” Macbook Pro
Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
16GB unified memory
512GB SSD storage
13-inch Retina display with True Tone
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
Touch Bar and Touch ID
4-year AppleCare

16” Macbook Pro
Apple M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
16GB unified memory
512GB SSD storage
16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
140W USB-C Power Adapter
Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
Accessory Kit
4-year AppleCare

24” iMac Desktop
Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 8-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
16GB unified memory
512GB SSD storage
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
Two USB 3 ports
Gigabit Ethernet
4-year AppleCare

2. Add Peripherals as Needed

The following peripherals are available. The cost of peripherals comes from your department's operational budget.