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Standard Issue Employee Computer Equipment


Employees eligible to receive a new laptop or desktop computer will be given standard issue equipment. Any employee who wants to request equipment above the standard issue will need to have approval from their departmental supervisor and have the difference in cost between a standard issue and the requested equipment charged to their department. IT will only cover the cost of Standard Issue Equipment.


While supply chain issues have begun to resolve, our lead times on orders will occasionally stretch into 2-3 months or longer depending on the item ordered. Because of this, IT keeps an inventory of new standard devices on hand, but supplies are limited.

Windows Computers

By default, Windows based computers are the standard issued device. However, there are exceptions made where there is a legitimate business case for a MacOS based device. 

Windows devices being the default standard comes down to a few factors: cost, repairability, and maintainability. Where possible, we utilize devices that have lower cost, higher repairability and maintainability to be good stewards of university funds.

Beginning in 2020, IT has begun work towards transitioning all full-time employee's to laptops instead of desktops. However, there are some roles and locations where a desktop is preferred (such as shared workstations, computer labs etc.).

Standard Windows Laptop

Model: Lenovo Thinkpad L14 Gen2 / Gen3
Display: 14" 1920x1080
Webcam: 720p w/ built-in Privacy Shutter
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 5600U (2.3Ghz w/Turbo up to 4.2hz, 6 cores, 12 threads)
Graphics: AMD Radeon Graphics
Memory: 16 GB DDR4 RAM 3200
Hard Drive: 256GB Solid State M.2 NVMe Drive
Weight: 3.49lbs
Dimensions: 13.03 x 9.25 x 0.8 inches
  • Docking Station With Dedicated PowerSupply
    • Charges Laptop
    • Connects up to 2 External Displays via Display Port cables
    • 4 USB Ports
    • Ethernet Network Port
    • Headphone Port
    • Microphone Port
  • Travel A/C Charger


Standard Desktop Computer  

Model: ThinkCentre M75q Gen 2
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650GE (3.3GHz with 4.2GHz turbo , 6 Cores, 12 Threads)
Graphics: Radeon Graphics
Memory: 16 GB DDR4 RAM
Hard Drive: 256GB SSD
Dimensions: 1.5in x 7.2in x 7.05in
  • Wired Slim Keyboard (chicklet style)
  • Wired Mouse
  • 1 Full HD Monitor (1920x1080 resolution) with micro bezel & built in Desktop Slot for housing the computer

Apple Computers

Apple Standard Laptop

Model: 13" Macbook Air
Processor: 8-core Apple M1 Chip
Graphics: 7-core Apple M1 Chip
Memory: 8GB unified memory
Hard Drive: 256GB SSD storage

Height: 0.16–0.63 inch (0.41–1.61 cm)

Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)

Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)

Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)3

  • USB-C to Ethernet, 2 USB 3.1, and HDMI combo adapter
  • Standard 61W AC Adapter - USB-C


Warranty: 3 Years of AppleCare

Mobile Workstation Macbook Pro

The standard build below is only used where a legitimate business case has been supplied. This is due to the substantial increased price over our standard issue Macbook Air. 
Model: 16" Macbook Air M2 Pro
Processor: 12-core M2 Pro
Graphics: 19-core M2 Pro
Memory: 16GB unified memory
Hard Drive: 1TB SSD storage


  • USB-C to Ethernet, 2 USB 3.1, and HDMI combo adapter
  • Standard 140W AC Adapter - USB-C


Warranty: 3 Years of AppleCare

IT Managed Asset Lifecycles

What is the current lifecycle (years an asset is used) before a device is replaced?

  • For workstations (laptops, desktops), the current lifecycle is 5 years for all devices.

Can a device be replaced early?

  • If a device shows hardware related issues and is within ~1 year of being eligible for replacement the device may be replaced early if:
  • If a device has software related issues, we will work to resolve those issues or re-image the device with a fresh and updated installation of software and OS
    If your device has issues be sure to report it! Often times if a machine is near its replacement cycle we'll replace it with new ASAP. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has reliable and efficient workstations, but we need your help to do that. By reporting problems when you see them we can succeed in our goal and help you succeed in yours.

What if I need something besides standard issue?

  • Start by submitting a purchase request here and detail what job requirements and software requirements (specifics are very helpful) require the non-standard device.




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