Standard Computer Configurations

Purchasing New Computers

  • NYU Wagner offers all staff and faculty one computer, based on the standard configurations outlined on this page. Variations from standard configurations are charged to a department, research account, or sponsored account.*
  • Wagner IT provides each unit with one laptop upon request.
  • All computer purchases must be reviewed by the Wagner Office of Information Technology in advance, so we may ensure the model is one we support, and the purchase complies with our replacement cycle.  

*This policy is effective June 1, 2017, and does not apply to replacement computers for all faculty employed prior to that date. 


Replacement Cycle

Wagner IT replaces computers every four years for full-time faculty and staff, and every five years for all other workstations.


Standard Windows Desktop for Faculty and Staff

Optiplex 7060 SFF

  • 3.4GHz Quad Core i5-7500 Processor
  •  16GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • 512GB Solid State Drive
  • DVD+/-RW optical drive 
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)


Standard Windows Laptop for Faculty and Staff

Latitude E7480

  • 14.0” (diagonal) 1080p, anti-glare non-touch LCD display
  •  2.6GHz Intel Core i5-7300U Processor
  • 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 memory
  • M.2 512GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band (2x2) Wireless Adapter+ Bluetooth 4.1
  •  Integrated Webcam
  • Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
  • Dell Laptop Dock


Standard Apple Workstation for Faculty

iMac (21.5")

  • 21.5" (diagonal) Retina 4K display with IPS technology, 4096-by-2304 resolution 

  • 3.0GHz Intel Quad-Core i5  Processor

  • 8GB of 2400MHz memory

  • 1TB Serial ATA Hard Drive @ 5400 rpm

  • Radeon Pro 555 Graphics

  • Built-in Facetime HD Camera

  • Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac wireless


Standard Apple Laptop for Faculty

Macbook Pro (Late 2017)

  • 13.3 inch (diagonal)  Retina display, 2560-by-1600 resolution
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Built-in Facetime HD Camera
  •  Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports and one audio jack (no other ports available)
  • No optical drive
  • No TouchBar