NYU Tech Standards for Faculty and Staff

Technology leaders across NYU, via the University CIO Council, in collaboration with NYU IT and NYU Procurement, establish and maintain a set of standards for technical equipment purchased with University-administered funds. These standards are reviewed quarterly. They account for functional, cybersecurity, and technical requirements and comply with NYU’s sustainability guidelines and NYU’s Information Technology and Travel and Expense policies.

On this page: General Guidelines | Computers | Monitors | Mobile Devices | Wired or Bluetooth Headsets | Service Warranty Information

General Guidelines

  • All computers and monitors must be procured through NYU i-Buy
  • Before making a purchase, please check with your respective School IT department in case School-specific standards are available
  • Purchasing non-standard equipment requires the approval of a department VP and Fiscal Officer
  • Please check this page periodically as standards or recommendations may change

Computers

Criteria for Selecting Standard Computer Models

  • Portability, given hybrid nature of our work
  • Energy efficiency
  • Integrated features, like camera and microphone
  • Equipment warranty and support
  • Ports and connectors to support a large variety of peripherals
  • Supported by tech teams across NYU

Given the above criteria, laptops are the University standard for computers.

Standard Laptops (Tier 1)

These laptops are designed for the majority of common, day to day use for most users, with the following caveats users should be aware of:

  • Apple M1 and M2 Chips only support 1 external monitor, if 2 external monitors are needed in addition to the native laptop display, be sure to select a T2 or T3 model with M2 Pro or M2 Max chip
  • We recommend a minimum of 16GB RAM to ensure suitable performance over the life of the device, but if cost savings are a strong preference, 8GB of ram is suitable for current usage
PC - Tier 1
(available on Dell Premier Portal
in i-Buy NYU)
Mac
(available on “NYU Shop”
in i-Buy NYU)
Latitude 3540 - 15"
CPU: i5 Processor
Memory: 16GB
Storage: 256GB SSD
MacBook Air - 13”
Apple M2 Chip with 8-Core CPU, 10-Core GPU
Memory: 16 GB
Storage: 256GB
Latitude 5340 - 13”
CPU: i5 Processor
Memory: 16GB
Storage: 256GB SSD
MacBook Air - 15”  
Apple M2 Chip with 8-Core CPU, 10-Core GPU
Memory: 16 GB
Storage: 256GB Storage
Optiplex 7010 SFF
CPU: i5 Processor
Memory: 16 GB
Storage: 256GB SSD
 

Although desktops are not recommended, the Optiplex 7090 Small Form Factor desktop on the Dell Premium Portal in i-Buy NYU is the standard Tier 1 desktop computer choice.

Special-Purpose Laptops (Tier 2)

Special Purposes: For programming, processing large data sets, and/or graphic/media design, select from the models below.  

PC - Tier 2
(available on Dell Premier Portal
in i-Buy NYU)
Mac
(available on “NYU Shop”
in i-Buy NYU)
Latitude 7340 - 13”
CPU: i7 Processor
Memory: 32GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
MacBook Pro - 14”  
Apple M3 Pro Chip with 11‑core CPU, 14‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
Memory: 18GB Unified Memory
Storage: 512GB Storage
Latitude 7640 - 16”
CPU: i7 Processor
Memory: 32GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
MacBook Pro - 16”
Apple M3 Pro Chip with 11‑core CPU, 14‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
Memory: 18GB Unified Memory
Storage: 512GB Storage
Optiplex 7010 SFF
CPU: i7 Processor
Memory: 32 GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
 

Although desktops are not recommended, the Optiplex 7090 Small Form Factor desktop on the Dell Premium Portal in i-Buy NYU is the standard special-purpose Tier 2 desktop computer choice.

Special Purposes Tier 3

For CPU-intensive work (requires high processing power), select from the models below.

PC - Tier 3
(available on Dell Premier Portal
in i-Buy NYU)
Mac
(available on “NYU Shop”
in i-Buy NYU)
Mobile Precision 5680 - 16”
CPU: i7 Processor
Memory: 32GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
MacBook Pro - 14”
M2 Max Chip with 12-Core CPU, 19- Core GPU
Memory: 32GB Unified Memory
Storage: 1TB SSD Storage

Although desktops are not recommended, the Precision 5820 Tower on the Dell Premium Portal in i-Buy NYU is the standard special-purpose Tier 3 desktop computer choice.

Monitors

Standard Monitors (Tier 1)

Available on Dell Premier Portal in i-Buy NYU.
Features: High resolution, Dell Display Manager compatibility, cost effective.

  • Dell 22”
  • Dell 24”

Special-Purpose Monitor (Tier 2)

Available on Dell Premier Portal in i-Buy NYU.
Special Purposes: Graphic and media design, analyzing large data sets, and/or software development.

  • Dell 27”

Questions about these models and other standards for computer peripherals/equipment can be directed to your local IT support team. 

Mobile Devices

Criteria for Selecting Standard Mobile Devices

Baseline Criteria

  • Supports mobile device management
  • Device encryption
  • 5G connectivity
  • Extended battery life
  • Hotspot
  • Front and backwards camera
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Two- or four-year warranty
  • Biometrics
  • OS updates available

Tier 2 Criteria

High-quality front-facing camera

Tier 1

ServiceLink request form for eligible purchases

Phones - Tier 1
(available via ServiceLink request form
or school/unit purchasing team)
Tablets - Tier 1
(available via school/unit
purchasing team)
iPhone 14
Samsung Galaxy S23
iPad Pro
Galaxy Tab S8
iPad 

Tier 2

ServiceLink request form for eligible purchases

Phones - Tier 2
(available via ServiceLink request form or school/unit purchasing team)
iPhone 14 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S23+

Wired or Bluetooth Headsets

Criteria for Selecting Standard Wired or Bluetooth Headsets

  • USB-C connection
  • Works on Mac and Windows
  • Works with Cisco Jabber and Zoom
  • Works with Genesys (for Contact Center agents) 
  • Plug-and-play
  • Exceptional audio
  • Comfortable fit
  • Can be purchased on i-Buy NYU. Check all vendors for best price.

Wired Headsets

Jabra Evolve2 30 (manufacture number 23089-989-879)
  • Available in Mono (one ear) and Stereo (two ear)
  • Busy light indicator when on a call
  • Call control from headset with Cisco Jabber and software updates available from Jabra Direct
  • Passive noise cancellation (noise-isolating memory foam ear cushions)
  • Basic microphone noise cancellation
  • Select optimized for Unified Communications when purchasing
Jabra Evolve2 40 (manufacture number 24089-889-899)
  • Available in Mono (one-ear) and Stereo (two-ear)
  • Busy light indicator when on a call is 4x more visible than Jabra Evolve2 30
  • Call control from headset with Cisco Jabber and software updates available from Jabra Direct
  • Passive noise cancellation (ear cushion and angled ear cup design block out surroundings)
  • Enhanced microphone noise cancellation
  • Lift boom arm to mute calls
  • Select optimized for Unified Communications when purchasing

Bluetooth Headsets

Jabra Evolve2 65 (manufacturer number 26599-989-899)
  • Available in Mono (one-ear) and Stereo (two-ear)
  • Busy light indicator when on a call
  • Can connect to bluetooth on laptop or can pair with the USB-C bluetooth adapter
  • Call Control from headset with Cisco Jabber and software updates with USB-C bluetooth adapter and software from Jabra Direct
  • Passive noise cancellation (ear cushion and angled ear cup design block out surroundings)  
  • Enhanced microphone noise cancellation
  • Lift boom arm to mute calls
  • Connect up to two devices 
  • Select optimized for Unified Communications when purchasing
Jabra Evolve2 75  (above $200 dollars) (manufacturer number 27599-989-899)
  • Stereo (two-ear only)
  • Busy light indicator when on a call
  • Can connect to bluetooth on laptop or can pair with the USB-C bluetooth adapter
  • Call Control from headset with Cisco Jabber and software updates with USB-C bluetooth adapter and software from Jabra Direct
  • Block out surrounding noise with Active noise cancellation (reduction of unwanted low frequency background noise)
  • Premium microphone noise cancellation
  • Hideaway boom
  • Connect up to two devices
  • Select optimized for Unified Communications when purchasing

Service Warranty Information

Dell standard devices listed on this page include a service warranty on the price available in i-Buy. Dell standard devices are also available without a service warranty.

Any Dell device purchased outside of the standard devices will not include a service warranty and will require the user to include it as an add-on when purchased.

Apple standard devices don't include a service warranty. If a service warranty is required, please make sure you purchase AppleCare when purchasing the device on i-Buy NYU. This is recommended.