MiWorkspace Recommended Windows 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 Mac 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 Desktop

Dell OptiPlex 5090 Small Form Factor

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

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

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Performance Desktop

Dell OptiPlex 5090 Small Form Factor

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

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

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Digital Signage/Micro Desktop

Dell OptiPlex 5090 Micro Form Factor

Digital sign player or basic administrative/productivity tasks in tight spaces. Includes wired keyboard and mouse.

  • Digital signage
  • Medical/dental exam spaces

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Workstation

Dell Precision 3450 Small Form Factor

Advanced computing tasks requiring fast processing speed and expandability options. Includes wired keyboard and mouse.

  • Heavy data/research computing
  • Heavy video editing
  • System administration
  • CAD

Recommended Accessories:

Xeon Tower Workstation

Dell Precision 5820 Tower

Advanced computing tasks requiring the fastest processing speeds and expandability options. Includes wired keyboard and mouse.

  • Heavy data/research computing
  • Heavy video editing
  • System administration
  • CAD, VR, 3D design

Recommended Accessories:

Standard Laptop (14-inch)

Dell Latitude 5420

Basic administrative and productivity tasks.

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

Recommended Accessories:

Standard Laptop (15-inch)

Dell Latitude 5520

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

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Performance Laptop

Dell Latitude 5420

Heavier administrative and productivity tasks.

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

Recommended Accessories:

Workstation Laptop w/ Discrete Graphics

Dell Precision 5560

Advanced computing tasks requiring fast processing speed for on-the-go faculty and staff.

  • Heavy data/research computing
  • Video editing
  • System administration
  • CAD
  • Compatible with docking station

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Executive 2-in-1 Notebook with Touchscreen

Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1

Heavier administrative and productivity tasks for on-the-go faculty, staff and executives.

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

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Standard Tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Lightest, smallest device with touchscreen for basic administrative and productivity tasks.

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

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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: 7/9/2021