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 Desktops

Standard Desktop - for Shared use, Digital Signs, and Kiosks

Dell OptiPlex 7020 Micro Form Factor

If you are considering purchasing a new or replacement digital signage player, please complete the Digital Signage Request Form to begin the process.

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

  • Digital signage
  • Medical/dental exam spaces
  • Internet and email
  • MS Office, Google Apps, etc.​

Recommended Accessories:

Performance Desktop

Dell OptiPlex 7020 Plus Small Form Factor

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

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

Recommended Accessories:

Core Tower Workstation - Intel Core Series Processors & Discrete Graphics

Dell Precision 3680 Tower

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 - Server Class Processors & RTX Pro Discrete Graphics

Dell Precision 5860 TWR

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:

Recommended Laptops

Standard Laptop
14-inch Display w/ Standard Keyboard 15-inch Display w/ Numeric Pad Keyboard

Basic administrative and productivity tasks.

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

Recommended Accessories:

Performance Laptop
14-inch Display w/ Standard Keyboard 15-inch Display w/ Numeric Pad Keyboard

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 5690 w/ RTX 1000 Ada
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 6 w/ RTX A1000
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 6 w/ GeForce RTX 4080

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

Recommended Accessories:

Executive Ultra-Lightweight Notebook

Dell Latitude 7350 Ultralight

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

Recommended Accessories:

Windows Tablet - Detachable Slate

Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable

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

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: 6/14/2024