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Suggested Devices

We have worked with the vendors below to provide you with a number of suggested devices that meet the Faculties' minimum 2019-20 hardware specifications in order to successfully run software for their academic program. To view recommended laptop specifications, select your faculty and select laptop standards.

The Dell Latitude, Dell Precision, and Lenovo ThinkPad devices are business class laptops. These laptops have a number of advantages over consumer grade laptops including:

  • Structural features - business laptops often have a more rugged shell to withstand unexpected forces.
  • 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.
  • 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.

FACULTY/PROGRAM

DELL

(2019-20 models)

LENOVO

(2019-20 models)

APPLE

(2019-20 models)

Faculty of Business & IT (Commerce) Latitude 3400 (14") ThinkPad T480 (14") MacBook Pro (13")
(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec) *must run Windows*
Faculty of Business & IT (Game Development) G7 7590 (15") Legion Y540 (15") Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Faculty of Business & IT
(Information Technology)
Precision 3540 (15") ThinkPad T580 (15") Apple devices to not meet faculty requirements.
Faculty of Education Latitude 3400 (14") ThinkPad T480 (14") MacBook Pro (13")
(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec)
Faculty of Engineering (Year 1)* Precision 3540 (15") ThinkPad P52 (15") Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Precision 3540 (15") ThinkPad P52 (15") Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Faculty of Health Sciences Latitude 3400 (14") ThinkPad T480 (14") MacBook Pro (13")
(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec) *must run Windows*
Faculty of Science (Forensic Science) Dell devices do not meet faculty requirements. ThinkPad L390 Yoga (13.3") Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Faculty of Science (Computer Science) Precision 3540 (15") ThinkPad T580 (15") MacBook Pro (13")
(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec) *must run Windows*
Faculty of Science
(All Excluding Forensic and Computer Science)
Latitude 3400 (14") ThinkPad T480 (14") Apple devices do not meet faculty requirements.
Faculty of Social Science & Humanities Latitude 3400 (14") ThinkPad T480 (14") MacBook Pro (13")
(ensure that you have added 16GB memory to meet spec) *must run Windows*

*Current Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science students (year 2+) participate in the Laptop TELE model and receive a university laptop.

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