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Suggested Devices (2020-21)

Please find listed below a selection of laptops that are recommended for each Faculty/Program to ensure successful Ontario Tech University software usage.  Clicking on a model will direct you to the vendor website for purchase and these laptops include the following features:

  • Matte displays - matte reflects less light making it easier to view in reflected lights and from a wider angle.
  • Battery - extended batteries can be purchased that allow for longer runtime and can be easily replaced if required.
  • Keyboard - improved keyboard provides more feedback on key actuation.
  • Pointing device - imbedded in the keyboard, the pointing device allows for more efficient typing and is more accurate than the touchpad.
  • Webcam - for use in online learning.
  • On site repair - the listed business laptops can be repaired by bringing your laptop to the Service Desk. See the Repair service page for additional details. 

If you wish to purchase a Lenovo laptop please follow the Placing an order via the CompuCom website guide for steps on how to create an account and purchase a device.

Faculty or program

Dell

 

Lenovo

 

Apple

 
Business and IT (Commerce) Latitude 3400 (14")

ThinkPad T14 (14")

MacBook Pro (13")*

(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec)
*must run Windows

Business and IT (Game Development) G7 15 (15")

Legion Y540 (15")  

Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Business and IT
(Networking and IT Security)
Precision 3540 (15")

ThinkPad T15 (15") 

Apple devices to not meet faculty requirements.
Business and IT (Technology Management) Precision 3540 (15")

ThinkPad T15 (15") 

Apple devices to not meet faculty requirements.

Education Latitude 3400 (14")

ThinkPad T14 (14")

MacBook Pro (13")*

(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec)
*must run Windows*
Engineering and Applied Sciences
 Precision 3540 (15")

ThinkPad P53 (15") 

Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Precision 3540 (15")

ThinkPad P53 (15") 

Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Health Sciences Latitude 3400 (14")

ThinkPad T14 (14")

MacBook Pro (13")*

(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec)
*must run Windows

Science (Forensic Science) Dell devices do not meet faculty requirements.

ThinkPad L13 Yoga (13.3")

Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Science (Computer Science) Precision 3540 (15")

ThinkPad T15 (15") 

 MacBook Pro (13")*

(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec)
*must run Windows

Science
(Excluding Forensic and Computer Science)
Latitude 3400 (14")

ThinkPad T14 (14")

Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Social Science and Humanities Latitude 3400 (14")

ThinkPad T14 (14")

MacBook Pro (13")*

(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec)
*must run Windows

 

 

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