Faculty and Staff Hardware

Overall Laptop Recommendations:

Below are the guidelines we prefer users to follow when purchasing a laptop through the university:

  • Purchase from one of the following vendors:
    • Dell
    • Lenovo
    • Microsoft
    • Apple (limitation with Mac OS)
  • Purchase a minimum of 3 years NBD (Next Business Day) onsite warranty
  • Purchase an enterprise machine

We recommend the following spec for daily tasks and internet browsing:

  • Latest gen core i5 processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 256 solid state drive

For research or multitasking we recommend the following:

  • Latest gen core i7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 512 solid state drive


Laptop Models We Recommend and Support:

The below models are available through our university vendors and are spec to meet a 3 to 5-year refresh. We recommend added a 3 to 5 year warranty Next Business Day with all orders

Standard laptop recommendation:

X1 carbon gen 8: https://www.govconnection.com/product/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-g8-core-i7-16gb-1tb-w10/20u9005pus/38345805?cac=Result

  • core i7
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 1 TB SSD

2 in 1 recommendation:

Dell Latitude 7410:

  • core i7
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512 SSD

X13 yoga: Part # 20SX001LUS


13 in laptop:

Lenovo X13: Part # 20T2003VUS

Surface laptop: Item # 37714162


Budget machine:

E14: Part # 20RA0073US


Apple recommendation:

MacBook pro 13in

  • core i7
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 512 SSD
  • 3 year apple care


For questions or specialty requests, please email help@business.uconn.edu and a technician will assist in getting you the correct machine to fit your needs.