Recommended Hardware

Purchasing the right computer, printer or other technology is an important part of effectively working on the campus network. OTS provides recommendations for offices, classrooms and labs to ensure the best price on an enterprise computer that meets your needs and works well with campus products and services.

Types of Recommended Hardware 

On this page you will find OTS recommendations on the following types of hardware:

  • Technology for teaching from a remote location
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Tablets
  • Monitors
  • Other than Recommended Computers, Laptops and Tablets
  • Personal computers
  • Monitors
  • Docking Stations
  • Additional Accessories
  • Webcams
  • Speakers and headphones
  • Scanners
  • PowerPoint clickers
  • Recommended Printers
  • Copiers
  • Smartphones

Review the Cell Phone Equipment & Services Procedures, see how to configure a mobile device and related FAQs.

Choosing Hardware

Before choosing a device, contact the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center for:

  • Help with technical questions
  • Information on a particular model
  • Answers to purchasing questions
  • General hardware guidance

Once you have selected the device that meets your needs, OTS will help with your purchase. Consider this information before purchasing iPads to share.

Setting up Hardware

When the computer arrives, contact the Faculty/Staff Help Center or submit a TechHelp service request to have your computer set up. OTS installs and configures the computer to ensure it works on the campus network.

Please note

Departments Identified as Working with Protected or Confidential Data Classifications:

Clients who work in an identified department are required to use a recommended computer so it can be fully managed and protected.

Personal Computers for Home Use:

Dell and Apple offer educational discounts to students, faculty, and staff when buying a personal computer.


Technology for teaching from a remote location

Recommendations are based solely on OTS’ experience with the manufacturers. There are other options available, but we do not have any experience using them and may not be able to provide support when calling for help using TU classroom or faculty support lines. Call x4TECH or contact your CCLT Coordinator with any questions.

OTS is not aware of a central fund available to purchase the devices for use while teaching from home, however, some departments make purchases and we suggest checking with your department for details.

ELMO OX-1 

  • Compatible with Image Mate +C which is a web-based application, so no need to install software. 
  • Includes built-in microphone; (1080p) power over USB, no power supply included
  • MX Writing Board available (as a separate purchase) so paper isn't needed.

Epson DC-07 

  • Compatible with Image Mate +C which is a web-based application, so no need to install software. 
  • Includes built-in microphone; (1080p) power over USB, no power supply included
  • MX Writing Board available (as a separate purchase) so paper isn't needed.

Logitech C920S 

  • Connect to a desktop computer for capturing video and audio. 1080p over USB

Wacom Intuous CTL4100 

  • Distance Learning or Remote Working easily write, edit or convey ideas to students or colleagues when web-conferencing.
  • Wireless pen, tablet connects over USB. Use with whiteboarding feature in Office 365 or Blackboard Collaborate

 Logitech H390 

  • Use instead of the microphone in a webcam or when a webcam isn’t needed, provides clarity to the speakers audio and keeps the audio private
  • USB computer headset with noise canceling microphone.

 Blue snowball iCE 

  • Use when a camera isn’t needed and headphones are not desired.
  • USB plug and play microphone for recording, streaming and podcasting

Recommended Dell Windows Desktop Computers

  • Build
    • Small Form Factor Standard Configuration tower1
  • Processor
    • Intel® Core™ i5 14500 vPro® (24MB cache, 14 cores, 20 threads, up to 5.0 GHz Turbo)
  • Memory
    • 16 GB: 1 x 16 GB, DDR5
  • Storage
    • 256 GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe, SSD, Class 35
  • Speaker
    • Internal Speaker2
  • Optical Drive
    • None
  • Keyboard / Mouse
    • Dell USB Keyboard and Mouse
  • Operating System
    • Systems will be configured with Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise 64-bit
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year Dell ProSupport Plus Warranty
    • 3-Year Next Business Day On-Site Service

1 The Dell Optiplex 7020 desktop is also available in other sizes, including standard-sized desktop tower and ultra-small form factor.

2 The internal computer speaker is not able to produce adequate sound. Monitors containing a noise-canceling mic and two 5W integrated speakers for video conferencing are available (see Monitor section). If you need external speakers, you will need to purchase them separately.

  • Build
    • Micro Form Factor tower1
  • Processor
    • Intel® Core™ i5 14500 vPro® (24MB cache, 14 cores, 20 threads, up to 4.8 GHz)
  • Memory
    • 16GB DDR5 Memory, (1 x 16GB)
  • Storage
    • 256 GB, M.2 2230, PCIe NVMe, SSD, Class 35
  • Power Supply
    • 90 Watt A/C Adapter
  • Speaker
    • Internal Speaker
  • Keyboard / Mouse
    • None
  • Operating System
    • Systems will be configured with Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise 64-bit
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year Dell ProSupport Plus Warranty
    • 3-Year Next Business Day On-Site Service

1 This configuration is ideal for conference rooms.

  • Build
    • Standard Configuration1
  • Model
    • 7420 All-In-One (AIO) 23.8, FHD Non-Touch with Camera, Integrated Graphics, Bronze 130W PSU 
  • Processor
    • Intel® Core™ i5-14500T vPro (14 Cores, 24MB cache, 20 threads, up to 4.8GHz)
  • Memory
    • 16GB DDR5 Memory, (1 x 16GB)
  • Storage
    • M.2 2230 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive
  • Speaker
    • Internal Speaker
  • Optical Drive
    • None
  • Keyboard / Mouse
    • Dell USB Keyboard and Mouse
  • Monitor Stand
    • Height-Adjustable Stand
  • Operating System
    • Systems will be configured with Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise 64-bit
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year Dell ProSupport Plus Warranty
    • 3-Year Next Business Day On-Site Service

1 If you need an AIO with an i7 processor or additional RAM or storage, please inform the OTS Help Center representative you are working with because the standard configuration comes with an i5 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. There will be an additional cost to add these upgraded components to the AIO.


Recommended Apple Desktop Computers

  • Model
    • 24-inch iMac with Retina 4.5K display 1
  • Processor
    • Apple M3 chip with 8‑core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 8‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Unified Memory
    • 16GB unified memory
  • Storage
    • 256GB SSD storage
  • Ethernet
    • No Ethernet
  • Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
    • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • Mouse
    • Magic Mouse
  • Pro Apps Bundle for Education
    • None
  • Keyboard Languages
    • Magic Keyboard - US English
  • Accessory Kit
    • Accessory Kit
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - iMac

1 The standard configuration color for iMacs is silver. Please inform the OTS Help Center representative you are working with if you want the iMac in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, or blue. While pricing will be the same, the estimated shipping time may vary depending on the color you choose.

  • Model
    • Mac Studio Desktop
  • Processor
    • Apple M2 Max with 12-core CPU, 30-core GPU, 16core Neural Engine
  • Memory
    • 32GB unified memory
  • Storage
    • 512GB SSD storage
  • Ports 
    • Front: Two USB-C ports, one SDXC card slot
    • Back: Four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one 10Gb Ethernet port, one 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Pro Apps Bundle for Education
    • None
  • Accessory Kit 
    • Accessory Kit
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - Mac Studio
  • Processor
    • Apple M2 with 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Memory 
    • 16GB unified memory
  • Storage
    • 256GB SSD storage
  • Ethernet
    • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Thunderbolt/ Ports: 
    • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, two USB-A ports, headphone jack
  • Accessory Kit
    • Accessory Kit
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - Mac Mini

Recommended Dell Windows Laptops

  • Build
    • Full-Size Laptop1
  • Processor (each model)
    • 13.3" - Intel® Core™ Ultra 5 135U vPro, (12 MB cache, 12 cores, up to 4.4 GHz Turbo)
    • 14" - Intel® Core™ Ultra 5 135U vPro, (12 MB cache, 12 cores, up to 4.4 GHz Turbo)
    • 15.6" - Intel® Core™ Ultra 5 135U vPro, (12 MB cache, 12 cores, up to 4.4 GHz Turbo)
  • Graphics
    • Integrated Intel® graphics for Intel® Core™ Ultra 5 135U vPro® processor
  • Memory (each model)
    • 13.3" - 16GB LPDDR5/x, 6400 MT/s (4800 MT/s with 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors), dual-channel (onboard)
    • 14" - 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR5, 5600 MT/s (5200 MT/s with 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors)
    • 15.6" - 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR5, 5600 MT/s (5200 MT/s with 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors)
  • Storage
    • 256GB, M.2 2230, TLC PCIe Gen 4 NVMe, SSD
  • Optical Drive
    • None, External Optical Drive Option Available
  • Wifi / Bluetooth
    • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211, 802.11ax
    • Bluetooth 5.3
  • Ethernet Port (each model)
    • 13.3" - Ethernet adapter included with laptop
    • 14" - Built-in Gigabit ethernet
    • 15.6" - Built-in Gigabit ethernet
  • Battery (all models)
    • 3- cell, 54Wh Battery, Express Charge, Express Charge Boost capable
  • Screen (each model)
    • 13.3" - 13.3", FHD 1920x1080, 60Hz, IPS, Non-Touch, AG, 250 nit, 45% NTSC, FHD Cam
    • 14" - 14.0", FHD 1920x1080, 60Hz, IPS, Non-Touch, AG, 250 nit, 45% NTSC, FHD Cam
    • 15.6" - 15.6", FHD 1920x1080, 60Hz, IPS, Non-Touch, AG, 250 nit, 45% NTSC, FHD Cam
  • Operating System
    • Systems will be configured with Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise 64-bit
  • Optional Items
    •  24" Monitor (see Monitor section for options), External Optical Drive, Keyboard, Mouse, Docking Station, Laptop Bag
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year Dell ProSupport Plus Warranty
    • 3-Year Next Business Day On-Site Service
    • 3-Year Dell CompleteCare Accidental Damage Protection
    • 3-Year Absolute DDS (Laptop Recovery Service) 

1 Laptops require departmental contribution if part of the campus Computer Trade-Up Program or Tenure Track initial purchase through the Office of the Provost.

  • Build
    • Slim Design Laptop1
  • Processor
    • Intel® Core™ Ultra 5 135U, vPro (12 MB cache, 12 cores, 14 threads, up to 4.4 GHz Max Turbo)
  • Memory
    • 16 GB, LPDDR5x, 6400 MT/s (onboard)
  • Storage
    • 256GB M.2 2230, TLC PCIe Gen4 NVMe, SSD
  • Optical Drive
    • None, External Optical Drive Option Available
  • Ethernet Port
    • Ethernet adapter included with laptop
  • Wifi / Bluetooth
    • Intel® BE200 Wi-Fi 7 2x2
    • Bluetooth 5.4
  • Battery
    • 3-cell, 57 Wh, Express Charge™ Capable, Express Charge Boost™ Capable
  • Screen
    • Laptop 16.0" FHD+ (1920x1200) IPS, AG No-Touch, 250 nits, FHD IR Cam, WLAN, Aluminum
  • Operating System
    • Systems will be configured with Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise 64-bit
  • Optional Items
    • 24" Monitor (see Monitor section for options), External Optical Drive, Keyboard, Mouse, Docking Station, Laptop Bag
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year Dell ProSupport Plus Warranty
    • 3-Year Next Business Day On-Site Service
    • 3-Year Dell CompleteCare Accidental Damage Protection
    • 3-Year Absolute DDS (Laptop Recovery Service) 

1 Laptops require departmental contribution if part of the campus Computer Trade-Up Program or Tenure Track initial purchase through the Office of the Provost.


Recommended Apple Laptops

  • Model
    • 13-inch MacBook Air: M3 Chip
    • 14-inch MacBook Pro: M3 Chip
  • Processor / Graphics
    • Apple M3 chip with 8‑core CPU, 10‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Memory
    • 16GB unified memory
  • Storage
    • 256GB SSD storage
  • Camera
    • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Display
    • 13-inch Macbook Air - 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone
    • 14-inch MacBook Pro - 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • Keyboard
    • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • Ports
    • 13-inch MacBook Air - Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
    • 14-inch Macbook Pro - Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, headphone jack, MagSafe 3 charging port
    • Ethernet adapter required for wired networking (all models)
  • Input
    • MagSafe 3 charging port
  • Power Adapter
    • 13-inch Macbook Air - 30W USB-C Power Adapter
    • 14-inch MacBook Pro - 70W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Accessory Kit
    • Accessory Kit
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools 13-inch MacBook Air (M3) (no service fees)
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - 14-inch MacBook Pro (no service fees)
  • Processor / Graphics
    • Apple M3 Pro with 12‑core CPU, 18‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • Memory
    • 18GB unified memory
  • Storage
    • 512GB SSD storage
  • Power Adapter
    • 140W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Ports
    • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
    • Ethernet adapter required for wired networking
  • Display
    • 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • Keyboard Language
    • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • Accessory Kit
    • Accessory Kit
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - 16-inch MacBook Pro (no service fees)

Recommended Windows Tablet 

  • Build
    • Various Purchasing Options1
  • Screen / Resolution
    • Screen: 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display
    • Resolution: 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI)
  • Processor
    • Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 Processor
    • Quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 Processor
  • Memory
    • 16GB LPDDR4x Memory
  • Storage
    • 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB Solid State Drive
  • Camera / Microphone
    • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video
    • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD and 4k video
    • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Sensors
    • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyroscope
    • Magnetometer
  • Ports
    • 2 x USB-C with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4, 3.5 mm Headphone jack, 1 x Surface Connect port, Surface Type Cover port
  • Ethernet Port
    • None, USB C-Ethernet Adapter Required
  • Operating System
    • Systems will be configured with Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit
  • Weight (excluding weight w/ accessories)
    • 1.96 lbs.
  • Optional Items
    • Type Cover Keyboard (Highly Recommended), Docking station, Surface Pen, Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, Carrying Case, Accident Protection
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year Business Warranty with Accidental Damage Coverage (Recommended)
    • 3-Year Absolute DDS (Laptop Recovery Service) 

1 Departments can order a Surface Pro through OTS, the online Microsoft Store, a Microsoft retail store, or from another retail store. Business Warranty with Accidental Damage Protection only available when purchased through OTS.


Recommended Apple Tablets

  • Display / Resolution 
    • 11-inch Ultra Retina XDR Display, 2420-by-1688 resolution
    • 13-inch Ultra Retina XDR Display, 2752-by-2064 resolution
  • Processor / Graphics 1
    • Apple M4 Chip with up to 10-core CPU, 10-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
  • Memory
    • 8GB RAM on models with 256GB or 512GB storage
    • 16GB RAM on models with 1TB or 2TB storage
  • Storage
    • 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB Storage
  • Camera
    • 12MP Wide Camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture with Adaptive True Tone Flash
    • Landscape 12MP Ultra Wide TrueDepth front camera, 122° field of view
  • Video Recording
    • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
    • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Ports
    • Thunderbolt / USB 4 port (USB-C)
  • Weight
    • 11" - 0.98 lbs
    • 13" - 1.25 lbs
  • Optional Items
    • Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch (M4) or 13-inch (M4)
    • Apple Pencil (USB-C)
    • Apple Pencil Pro
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - iPad Pro 11-inch (M4)
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - iPad Pro 13-inch (M4)

1 The M4 chip with 10-core CPU is only available on iPad Pro models with 1TB or 2TB of storage. 256GB and 512GB storage options have an M4 chip with a 9-core CPU. This cannot be upgraded, unless a higher storage option is selected.

  • Display / Resolution
    • 11-inch Liquid Retina Display with IPS technology, 2360-by-1640 resolution
    • 13-inch Liquid Retina Display with IPS technology, 2732-by-2048 resolution
  • Processor
    • Apple M2 chip - 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 8 GB RAM
  • Storage
    • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
  • Camera
    • 12MP Wide camera
    • Landscape 12MP Ultra Wide front camera
  • Video Recording
    • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
    • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Ports
    • USB-C
  • Weight
    • 11" - 1.02 lbs
    • 13" - 1.36 lbs
  • Optional Items
    • Magic Keyboard 1
    • Apple Pencil (USB-C)
    • Apple Pencil Pro
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - iPad Air 11-inch (M2)
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - iPad Air 13-inch (M2)

1 The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro (M4) models is not compatible with the iPad Air.

  • Display / Resolution
    • 10.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
    • 2360-by-1640-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Processor
    • A14 Bionic chip, 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • Storage
    • 64GB, 256GB
  • Camera
    • 12MP Wide camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture
    • Landscape 12MP Ultra Wide front camera, 122° field of view
  • Video Recording
    • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
    • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Ports
    • USB-C Connector
  • Weight
    • 1.05 lbs
  • Optional Items
    • Magic Keyboard Folio
    • Apple Pencil (USB-C)
    • Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - iPad / iPad Air / iPad mini
  • Display / Resolution
    • 8.3-inch Liquid Retina Display
    • 2266-by-1488 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Processor
    • A15 Bionic chip - 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • Storage
    • 64GB, 256GB
  • Camera
    • 12MP Wide camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture
    • 12MP Ultra Wide front camera, 122° field of view
  • Video Recording
    • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
    • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Ports
    • USB-C Connector
  • Weight
    • 0.65 lbs
  • Optional Items
    • Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
    • Apple Pencil (USB-C)
  • Warranty
    • 3-Year AppleCare+ for Schools - iPad / iPad Air / iPad mini

Other than Recommended Computers

The Office of Technology Services (OTS) understands that TU faculty and staff sometimes need computers that are not included on our recommended hardware list. Overall, OTS support will be limited, and the department will have additional responsibilities. Purchasing other than recommended computers, laptops, and tablets (PDF) is a department decision and will require department approval. Be sure to review the recommended minimum baseline specifications and work with OTS before purchasing to ensure the best possible experience and performance.


Monitors

These monitors are our current recommendations based on the latest offerings from Dell. You can purchase monitors outside of the OTS recommended models, but we will only be able to provide limited support for the monitor. 

Recommended Monitors

  • Display / Resolution
    • 23.8-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
    • Full HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
  • Dimensions (WxDxH)
    • 21.2 in x 7.1 in x 19.5 in - with stand
  • Built-in Devices
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hub
  • Connectivity
    • HDMI 1.4
    • DisplayPort 1.2
    • VGA
    • One USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-B upstream
    • Three USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A downstream
    • USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C downstream with up to 15W power delivery
  • Display / Resolution
    • 24-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
    • Quad HD (1440p) 2560 x 1440 at 60 Hz
  • Dimensions (WxDxH)
    • 21.2 in x 7.1 in x 19.5 in - with stand
  • USB Power Delivery
    • 90 Watts
  • Connectivity
    • HDMI (HDCP 1.4)
    • DisplayPort 1.4 (HDCP 1.4)
    • DisplayPort output (HDCP 1.4, MST)
    • USB-C upstream/DisplayPort 1.4 Alt Mode with Power Delivery (power up to 90W)
    • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream
    • LAN (RJ-45)
  • Display / Resolution
    • 23.8" LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
    • Full HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
  • Dimensions (WxDxH)
    • 21.2 in x 7.3 in x 15.9 in - with stand
  • Webcam
    • IR Camera
  • Speakers
    • Stereo speakers with 5 watt output
  • USB Power Delivery
    • 90 Watts
  • Connectivity
    • HDMI (HDCP 1.4)
    • DisplayPort 1.2 (HDCP 1.4)
    • DisplayPort output (MST)
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1 upstream
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream with Battery Charging 1.2
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream
    • Headphones (mini-jack)

Docking Stations

Docking stations provide additional USB, networking, and display connections to Dell Laptops and MacBooks for using a single device in multiple locations.

  • 130W Power Delivery
    • 90W Power Delivery for non-Dell computers
  • Supports up to four 4K displays
    • 1 HDMI port
    • 2 DisplayPort ports
    • 1 USB-C display combo port
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 7 USB Ports
    • Includes two Thundebolt ports
  • Recommended for high-end Dell laptops
  • 96 Watt Power Delivery
  • Max Resolution
    • 5K - 60Hz (Single Display)
    • 4K - 60Hz (Quad Display)
  • OS Requirement
    • Windows 10/11
    • macOS 12.21 or later 1
  • Connectivity
    • 2 x display / video - DisplayPort - 20 pin DisplayPort (1.2)
    • 1 x display / video - HDMI
    • 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2/DisplayPort
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 with PowerShare
    • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
    • 1 x USB-C with PowerShare
    • 1 x network - RJ-45
  • Recommended for any Dell laptop or MacBook models listed on this page

1 macOS requires the use of DisplayLink software in order to achieve multiple displays.


Additional Accessories

These additional accessories can provide extra flexibility for laptop setups, or if you're looking to replace existing accessories with new ones.

  • Keyboard Layout
    • English (U.S)
  • Included Accessories
    • Palm Rest
  • Keys
    • 104 total keys
    • 7 multimedia hot keys
  • Wired keyboard - no batteries needed
  • Wireless Mouse
    • One AA alkaline battery (included)
    • 12-month battery life
  • Movement Resolution
    • 1000 dots-per-inch
  • Interface Type
    • USB-C
  • Ports
    • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Video
    • 3840 x 2160 - 30 Hz
    • 3840 x 2160 - 60 Hz (DisplayPort only)
    • 3840 x 2160 - 60 Hz (HDMI only)
  • Networking
    • Gigabit ethernet port
  • Expansion / Connectivity
    • 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 - 4 pin USB Type A
    • 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
    • 1 x display / video - HDMI
    • 1 x display / video - DisplayPort
    • 1 x network - Ethernet 1000 - RJ-45
  • Power Delivery1
    • Supports max 90W power delivery
    • 130 Watts / 90 Watts
    • 90 Watts / 75 Watts
    • 65 Watts / 50 Watts
    • 45 Watts / < 45 Watts No power charging

1 Power delivery varies on what power adapter is connected to the unit. For example, a 90W power adapter can deliver 75W of power delivery to a connected device.


Webcams

These webcams are based on a manufacturer and product line, which contains multiple model options. You can purchase any of these webcams from local retail stores or from online retail websites.

  • Logitech HD Pro or Business Webcam
  • Max Video Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
  • Sensor (megapixels): 1080p
  • Max Frame Rate: 30 fps
  • Microphone: Built-in
  • Focus: Autofocus
  • Max Still Capture Resolution (megapixels): 10Mp
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Manufacturer Website

Note: Some laptops and monitors come with webcams and microphones in them. It is advised that you test them out to see if you need to purchase an external webcam. External webcams will not work well or work at all with tablet devices, e.g. iPad, Surface, etc.


Speakers and Headphones

You need to purchase external speakers and headphones separately if your work requires them. The standard configuration for computers does not include these items. We do not recommend any particular speaker or headphone set, but we will assist you with the purchase and installation.

Note: The internal speaker included on the recommended computers does not produce sound that can be clearly heard by most.


Scanners

If you do not have a copier close by with a scan-to-email feature, a local scanner can be a cost effective alternative. There are various types of scanners based on individual business need. We do not recommend any particular scanner but suggest that you stick with known brands, e.g. Fujitsu, Cannon. OTS can assist you with the purchase and installation if needed.

Note: If you need a scanner for ImageNow, contact OTS before making your purchase to ensure you are purchasing a scanner that will work with ImageNow and best meets your individual needs.


PowerPoint Clickers

PowerPoint Clickers or wireless presenters are commonly used in classrooms to advance PowerPoint slides without having to walk back to the computer. You may also use them when presenting at conferences or in meetings. Wireless presenters are available online and at consumer electronics stores such as Best Buy, Staples, etc. OTS does not recommend any particular type but can assist you with your purchase if needed.

Use in Classroom and Computer Labs

Policies for wireless presenters vary by college, so please check with local IT providers, chairpersons, or other college leadership before purchasing one since they may require drivers to be installed on classroom PCs. Funding also varies by department but it is usually up to individual faculty to provide their own. 


Recommended Printers

Departments should purchase individual printers only if there is an absolute need. Otherwise, small groups of faculty and staff members should share a central printer. 

Inkjet vs. LaserJet Printers

TU recommends LaserJet printers. Inkjet printers may fill a very small need for certain people but can be costly in the long run; they consequently are often not worth repairing. The individual LaserJet printers detailed below are an economical alternative to inkjet printers.

Each printer is showcased with key feature highlights, along with a link to the manufacturer's website for a comprehensive list of specifications.

Note: TU no longer supports locally shared printers between multiple computers. You will need to purchase a USB cable, USB-switch, or purchase a printer option that includes an Ethernet port for network use. Some printers will not work on the TU network, e.g. Wi-Fi only printers such as the HP e-series.

Black and White Printers

  • Features
    • Print, copy, scan, fax
  • Operating System Compatibility
    • Windows 10/11
    • macOS
  • Resolution
    • Up to 600 x 600 dots-per-inch
  • Connectivity
    • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
    • Fast 10/100 Ethernet port
  • Print Speed
    • 30 pages-per-minute
  • Warranty
    • One-year limited warranty
  • More Information
  • Features
    • Print, copy, scan
  • Operating System Compatibility
    • Windows 10/11
    • macOS
  • Resolution
    • Up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch
  • Connectivity
    • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
    • Fast 10/100 Ethernet port
  • Print Speed
    • 35 pages-per-minute
  • Warranty
    • One-year limited warranty
  • More Information

Color Printers

  • Features
    • Print, copy, scan, fax
  • Operating System Compatibility
    • Windows 10/11
    • macOS
  • Resolution
    • Up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch
  • Connectivity
    • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
    • Gigabit ethernet port
  • Print Speed
    • 35 pages-per-minute
  • Warranty
    • One-year warranty
  • More Information
  • Features
    • Print, copy, scan, fax
  • Operating System Compatibility
    • Windows 10/11
    • macOS
  • Resolution
    • Up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch
  • Connectivity
    • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
    • Gigabit ethernet port
  • Print Speed
    • 29 pages-per-minute
  • Warranty
    • One-year warranty
  • More Information

Vendor Information

You may contact any of these vendors. Always identify yourself as a MEEC member when requesting a quote or placing an order and reference Contract Number UB-12-B-19.

Daly

1-800-955-DALY or 1-301-670-0381
Fax: 1-301-963-1516
MDSales@daly.com
DALY

DISYS Solutions, Inc.

1-888-286-3896 or 703-802-798-3896
Fax: 703- 802-0798
mdsales@disyssolutions.com
DISYS Solutions

Harford Computer Group, Inc. (HCGI)

Bill Hottman: 410-302-0403, bhottman@hcgi.com
Carol Huff: 800-680-4424 x204, huffc@hcgi.com
Harford Computer Group

Electronic Systems | A XEROX Company

240.205.4622
Fax: 877.915.8218
Electronic Systems | A Xerox Company
Inside Sales Representative- Reegan Eyler: PublicSectorTeam2@esi.net
MEEC Address: MEEC@ESI.NET
Printers

GovConnection
PC Connection, Inc.

1-800-800-0019
Fax: 1-603-683-2482
GovConnection
Product Division


Copiers

Central Photocopy under Copies Plus is responsible for departmental copiers on campus and can assist you with your purchase. OTS works with Copies Plus to install shared copiers on the campus network.


Recommended Smartphones

Towson University provides contracted cellular phone/data service and equipment through Verizon Wireless. OTS has recommended Smartphones that are supported by our Faculty/Staff Help Center and are discounted directly from Verizon.