Standard Computer Models for Faculty and Staff
ITS recognizes that different users have different needs and preferences in computer platforms and therefore offers both macOS and Microsoft Windows (Dell) computer options to faculty and staff.
Details about the differences between using Dells vs. Mac computers here at Middlebury College can be found at this wiki page.
Our standard model computers will meet the needs of most Middlebury employees. If you have unique computing needs or any questions, please contact the helpdesk to discuss which configuration is best suited for your work.
Detailed Specs for ITS Standard Models
|Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro||Dell Latitude 5420*||Apple MacBook Pro||Apple iMac|
|Category||Win micro desktop||Win std laptop||Mac std laptop||Mac desktop|
|OS||Win 10 Ent||Win 10 Ent||macOS||macOS|
|Hard drive||256GB SSD||256GB SSD||256GB SSD||256GB SSD|
|Weight||2.5 lbs||3.09 lbs||3.03 lbs||12.5 lbs|
|Ports||5x USB, USB-C, DisplayPort, HDMI, network||2x USB, 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, Network, MicroSD Card||2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3||4x USB, 2x USB-C/TB3, Network, SD Card|
*Please note that the new Dell laptops no longer work with the old style docking station(E-Port) and require the purchase of a new USB-C "port replicator" ($168) if docking is necessary.
Both models include a three year warranty.
Software (Applications) You Can Expect to Find
Computers purchased and maintained by ITS are set up with the standard college software bundle which includes basic tools unique to each OS as well as utilities which help ITS manage and secure Middlebury devices. Employees are able to install additional software themselves if needed. Many of the popular licensed software used at the college (such as Adobe applications or Microsoft Offce) are now available for self-install via Self Service Installations. Applications are also listed in our service catalog at  More info is at: http://go.middlebury.edu/selfservice/