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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).

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 5420 Laptop
    • 11th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7-1185G7, vPro® (12MB cache, 4 core, 8 thread, 3.00 to 4.80 GHz Turbo)
    • Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics Capable with Thunderbolt for I7-1185G7 vPro® processor
    • 16 GB, 1 x 16 GB, DDR4, 3200 MHz
    • 512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD, Class 35
    • Single Point Keyboard, Backlit, US English
    • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 .11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.2
    • 4 Cell 63Whr ExpressChargeTM Capable Battery
    • Weight: 3.03 lb
    • Windows 10 Enterprise 64 English



Mac Options:


  • Apple 24-inch iMac with 4.5K Retina display
    • Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 8-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
    • 16GB unified memory
    • 512GB SSD storage
    • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
    • Two USB 3 ports
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Magic Mouse
    • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
    • Full specifications are on Apple's web site.



  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray
    • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
    • 16GB unified memory
    • 512GB SSD storage
    • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone
    • Backlit Magic Keyboard - US English
    • Touch Bar and Touch ID
    • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
    • 3.0 pounds
    • Full specifications are on Apple's web site.


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