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Equipment Purchase and Replacement for Faculty

Any purchase made with College funds remains the property of Hunter College including computers, peripherals and electronic devices.

Standard Equipment Assigned to Faculty

Hunter purchases a computer (laptop/desktop) for each new full-time faculty member at the beginning of her/his appointment. While the computer remains the property of the College, the computer is dedicated to the exclusive use of the faculty member as long as s/he is employed at Hunter College. This machine is supported by Instructional Computing & Information Technology (ICIT). Hunter's computer replacement policy allows for the review and possible replacement of hardware every four years.

Effective Fall 2018, Hunter's policy of providing computers to new faculty has been extended to include lecturers and doctoral lecturers on certificate of continuous employment (CCE) eligible tracks.

Upgrades and Additional Equipment

Some faculty members' teaching and research warrants computing power beyond the standard configuration. Upgrades and additional computers will be approved on the basis of pedagogical/research need and the added costs must be funded from departmental funds (the central budget only covers the standard configuration).

To request an upgrade, email the Hunter College Helpdesk at with a simple statement of the research/pedagogical need and the funding source. Once approved, ICIT will authorize the order and installation.

Pre-approval is also required to purchase peripherals that are already provided centrally by the College (printers, scanners, copiers, etc.) as well as all other electronic mobile devices (iPods, iPod Touches, etc.).

Tablet Computers

For faculty members whose teaching and research warrants a tablet computer, including iPads, the approval and purchase process is the same as for upgrades and additional equipment. As with all other purchases made with College funds, the tablet/iPad remains the property of the College.

Computer Choices for New Full-time Faculty

PC Options:


  • Dell OptiPlex 7470 AIO (All-in-One)
    • 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9700 (8 Cores/12MB/8T/up to 4.8GHz/65W); supports Windows 10/Linux
    • 16GB 1X16GB DDR4 2666MHz Non-ECC Memory
    • M.2 256GB Class 40 Solid State Drive
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630
    • 23.8" FHD 1920x1080 IPS Non-Touch Anti-Glare Display
    • Integrated Camera
    • Intel Wireless-AC 9560, Dual-band 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO + Bluetooth 5
    • Dell Multimedia English Keyboard - KB216
    • Dell MS116 Wired Mouse
    • Windows 10 Enterprise 64 English


  • Dell Latitude 14 5401 Laptop
    • 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9850H Processor (6 Core, 12MB Cache, 2.6 GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo, 35W vPro)
    • 16GB, 1x16GB, DDR4 Non-ECC Memory
    • M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630 with Thunderbolt 3 for Intel i7-9850HLight Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic
    • 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non Touch, RGB Camera & Microphone, WLAN/WWAN Capable
    • Intel Wireless-AC 9560, Dual-band 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO + Bluetooth
    • Dual Pointing Backlit US English Keyboard
    • 4 Cell 68Whr ExpressCharge Capable Battery
    • 1 USB Type CTM 3.1 Gen 2 with Power Delivery & Thunderbolt 3 with Power Delivery; 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (one with PowerShare) ;1 HDMI 2.0; 1 RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    • Weight: 3.37 lb
    • Windows 10 Enterprise 64 English

Mac Options:


  • Apple iMac Desktop 21.5-inch with Retina 4K display
    • 3.0GHz 6-core Intel 8th Generation Core i5 Processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
    • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
    • 256GB SSD storage
    • Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB video memory
    • 4 USB 3 ports
    • 2 Thunderbolt ports
    • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
    • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Rated EPEAT Gold
    • FaceTime HD camera
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • Full specifications are on Apple's web site.


  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar - Space Gray
    • 1.4GHz quadcore 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
    • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
    • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
    • 13" Retina display with True Tone
    • Force Touch Trackpad
    • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • Touch Bar and Touch ID
    • Backlit Keyboard
    • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
    • 720p FaceTime HD camera
    • Built-in battery (10 hours)
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • 3.02 pounds
    • Full specifications are on Apple's web site.


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