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Recommended Computers

For Faculty and Enrolled Students

Recommended Macintosh Computers

For faculty and students who want to use a Macintosh computer for general academic work, Computing Services recommends the Apple iMac or Apple MacBook Pro.

Recommended Windows Computers

For faculty and students who want to use a Windows computer for general academic work, Computing Services recommends the HP Desktop or Dell Laptop.

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For New Students

Dartmouth requires all incoming students to own a computer and it must work with the Dartmouth network.

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For Staff

Many administrative departments have enrolled in the Computer Assurance Program. This program provides new Dell computers on a regular basis. If your department is not a participant in the Computer Assurance Program, your department's IT support office can assist you in determining the appropriate computer to meet your needs. This program is not available to faculty, students, or staff in academic departments.

Recommended Windows Computers

For staff who want to use a Windows computer for general administrative work, Computing Services recommends the HP Desktop or Dell Laptop. These recommendations are suitable for the overwhelming majority of people at Dartmouth. However, your requirements may vary depending on the nature of your work. If you need help determining the appropriate computer that will meet all your needs, please contact the pre-sales staff in The Computer Store or your department's IT support office.

Recommended Apple MacIntosh Computers

If your work requires the use of an Apple computer, please contact your department's IT support office before making a purchase. They can assist you in determining the appropriate computer to meet your business needs. For staff who want to use a Macintosh computer for general administrative work, Computing Services recommends the Apple iMac or Apple MacBook Pro.

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Last Updated: 1/14/13