Recommended Specifications for Employees Purchasing a Personal Computer

These are current recommendations from the Office of Information Technology for employees who are shopping for a personal/home are listed below.  There are recommendations for both PCs and Macs.  


*Note, this is not a University purchase, but a helpful guide for employees who want to buy a home PC for their own use and need advice.


If you are a student looking for similar information, please see the recommendations provided by your academic college.  These recommendations can be found this Knowledge Base Article.


We recommend a 15” laptop if no external monitors are being used and have listed three options based upon budget and desired computing power.


PC Recommendations





High Performance:


Mac Recommendations

Budget Model - 13-inch MacBook Air:


Main Stream Model - 16-inch MacBook Pro:


High Performance Model - 14-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray: