MiWorkspace Recommended Mac Hardware

In most cases, unit IT and business leaders are responsible for selecting devices for faculty, staff, and shared machines. All recommended hardware models are certified by the MiWorkspace team to be compatible in the U-M computing environment. See the Windows Hardware.

Please complete the MiWorkspace Hardware Request form to place an order, or contact the ITS Service Center for questions and assistance. Be prepared to provide written approval from your unit and a Shortcode.

Recommended Models

Standard Desktops

iMac 24-inch with Retina 4.5K Display - M1
iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K Display - Intel
Mac Mini - M1

Basic administrative and productivity tasks. Includes wired keyboard and mouse.

  • Internet and email
  • MS Office, Google Apps, etc.

Recommended Accessories:

Performance Desktops

iMac 24-inch with Retina 4.5K Display - M1
iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K Display - Intel

More robust administrative and productivity tasks. Includes wired keyboard and mouse.

  • Multi-tasking
  • Large spreadsheets / small databases
  • Graphic design

Recommended Accessories:

Standard Laptops

MacBook Air 13-inch - M1 (silver or space gray)

Basic administrative and productivity tasks.

  • Internet and email
  • MS Office, Google Apps, etc.
  • Compatible with docking station

Recommended Accessories:

Performance Laptops (Pro Version)

MacBook Pro 14-inch - M1 Pro  |  8-core CPU/14-core GPU (silver or space gray)
MacBook Pro 16-inch - M1 Pro  |  10-core CPU/16-core GPU (silver or space gray)

Basic administrative and productivity tasks with heavy numerical data entry.                 

  • Internet and email
  • MS Office, Google Apps, etc.
  • Built-in number pad
  • Compatible with docking station

Recommended Accessories:

High-Performance Laptop

MacBook Pro 16-inch - M1 Max  |  10-core CPU/32-core GPU (silver or space gray)
*Also available in 14-inch version

Heavier administrative and productivity tasks.

  • Multi-tasking
  • Large spreadsheets / small databases
  • Graphic design
  • Compatible with docking station

Recommended Accessories:

Executive Lightweight Notebook

CTO MacBook Air 13-inch - M1 (silver or space gray)

Basic administrative and productivity tasks.

  • Internet and email
  • MS Office, Google Apps, etc.
  • Compatible with docking station

Recommended Accessories:

Upcoming Models

When new models are anticipated, they will be listed here. Whenever possible, an estimated refresh date will be provided, so customers can determine if they would prefer to delay purchases until new models are available.

Last updated: 10/20/2021