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 account for functional and technical requirements, comply with NYU’s sustainability guidelines, and NYU’s Information Technology and Travel and Expense policies.

Criteria for selecting standard 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.

General Guidelines

  • All equipment 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.

Standard Laptops

PC - Tier 1 (available on Dell
Premier Portal in iBuy NYU)
Mac (available through
Follett in iBuy NYU)
Latitude 3520 (15”)
CPU: i5 Processor
Memory: 16GB
Storage: 256GB SSD
MacBook Air - 13”
CPU: Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core, 7-Core GPU
Memory: 8GB
Storage: 256GB
Latitude 5320 (15”)
CPU: i5 Processor
Memory: 16GB
Storage: 256GB SSD
MacBook Pro - 13”    
CPU: Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core, 8-Core GPU
Memory: 8GB
Storage: 256GB Storage
  MacBook Pro - 14”    
CPU: 8-Core CPU 14-Core GPU
Memory: 16GB Unified Memory
Storage: 512GB Storage

Although not recommended, the Optiplex 7090 SFF desktop is the standard Desktop choice.

Special-Purpose Laptops

Special Purpose: 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 iBuy NYU)
Mac (available through
Follett in iBuy NYU)
Latitude 7320 (15”)
CPU: i7 Processor
Memory: 32GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
MacBook Pro 13”
CPU: Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core, 8-Core GPU
Memory: 8GB
Storage: 256GB
Latitude 7520 (15”)
CPU: i7 Processor
Memory: 32GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
MacBook Pro - 14”    
CPU: 8-Core CPU 14-Core GPU
Memory: 16GB Unified Memory
Storage: 512GB Storage
Optiplex 7090 SFF
CPU: i7 Processor
Memory: 16GB or 32 GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
MacBook Pro 16”
CPU: M1 Pro Chip with 10-Core CPU 16- Core GPU
Memory: 16GB Unified Memory
Storage: 512GB SSD Storage

Although not recommended, the Optiplex 7090 SFF desktop is the standard Desktop choice.

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

PC - Tier 3 (available on Dell
Premier Portal in iBuy NYU)
Mac (available through
Follett in iBuy NYU)
Mobile Precision 5550 15”
CPU: i7 Processor
Memory: 32GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
MacBook Pro 16”
CPU: M1 Pro Chip with 10-Core CPU 16- Core GPU
Memory: 16GB Unified Memory
Storage: 1TB SSD Storage

Although desktops are not recommended, the Precision 5820 Tower is the desktop choice for special purpose needs.

Standard Monitors

(Tier 1 - available on Dell Premier Portal in iBuy 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 iBuy NYU)

Special Purpose: 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.

Service Warranty Information

Dell standard devices listed on this page include a service warranty on the price available in iBuy. 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 iBuy. This is recommended.

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