Davidson Computer Standards - Employees

This Knowledge Base article details the purchasing standards for the varying computer types and brands used on the Davidson College campus. A computer consultation is the first step in the process and we will meet with you to discuss your needs. We will then propose a machine and negotiate any additional requests. For those users that have needs, beyond the standard configurations, allowances will be made in the consultation and proposal process. Department funds can be used to further upgrade devices.

As a part of the standard set up, we provide:

  • A computer (with built in webcam and microphone)
  • 24" monitor
  • Dock
  • Travel adapter
  • Travel power supply

For Desktops: Wireless keyboard and mouse is provided.

For Laptops: Wired keyboard and mouse available upon request. Wireless keyboards and mice can be purchased separately.


Standard Mac laptop

  • MacBook Pro 13”
  • Apple 8-core M1 CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Apple 8-Core M1 GPU

Standard Windows laptop

  • Dell 15" Latitude 3520
  • Quad-core Intel i7
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 2 GB DDR5 graphics

Standard Mac desktop

  • 21.5” iMac
  • Quad-core Intel i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256 SSD storage
  • Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB video memory

Standard Windows desktop

  • 5060 Micro Desktop
  • 6-Core Intel i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • Integrated graphics



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