Computer Packages for University Employees

Get up and running quickly with the technology needed to work from anywhere.  Designed for Northeastern University staff and faculty, these computer packages provide standard configuration options for laptops and accessory bundles—delivered directly to you.

Due to the global supply chain issues, expect significant delays on certain devices and accessories. Please plan accordingly and consider alternatives, when possible.

Select a Laptop for University Use

All Northeastern faculty and staff may choose a university-owned and -managed computer, available in macOS and Windows options. The selected laptop will be shipped to the employee’s preferred address and will arrive ready to log in and use with minimal setup, allowing for mobility and the flexibility to work from anywhere. All laptops, as well as the optional accessory bundles designed to provide a desktop-like experience, come with support and warranty services via Northeastern’s IT Service Desk. See below for more information about the available packages, and submit a request to purchase through the Tech Service Portal.

Note: All pricing is subject to change. Final pricing information will be provided by IT Services Finance at the time of purchase.

macOS

Each macOS option includes an Apple MacBook laptop and warranty.

For a desktop-like experience, an accessories kit (Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad, and 27″ monitor) may be purchased with the computer or separately. For more details, see the Optional Add-on Desktop Kits section below.

macOS Option 1:
Apple M2 MacBook Air
Ideal for most users, a computer suitable for web browsing, video conferencing, and running common software packages
13″ display
M2 chip processor
8-Core GPU
16GB unified memory
512GB SSD
2 USB-4/Thunderbolt ports
1 headphone jack
macOS Option 2:
Apple MacBook Pro 14″
Ideal for IT pros, designers, those working with big data, and other Apple users who need a more powerful computer
14″ display
M2 Pro chip processor and 16-core GPU
16GB unified memory
512GB SSD
3 USB-4/Thunderbolt ports
HDMI port and SDXC card slot
1 headphone jack
macOS Option 3:
Apple MacBook Pro 16″
Ideal for Apple users who require the most powerful option, such as those creating and working with graphics and multimedia
16″ display
M2 Max chip processor and 38-core GPU
32GB unified memory
1TB SSD
3 USB-4/Thunderbolt ports
HDMI port and SDXC card slot
1 headphone jack

Windows

Each Windows option includes a Microsoft Surface tablet or laptop and warranty.

For a desktop-like experience, an accessories kit (Surface dock, Surface ARC mouse, Surface keyboard, and 27″ monitor) may be purchased with the computer or separately. For more details, see the Optional Add-on Desktop Kits section below.

Windows Option 1:
Microsoft Surface Pro 9
Ideal for most users, a PC suitable for web browsing, video conferencing, and running common software packages
13″ display
Intel Core i5
16GB RAM
256GB SSD
2 USB-4/Thunderbolt ports
1 headphone jack
Surface Pro Slim Pen 2
1 Surface Dock connector
Windows Option 2:
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4
Ideal for IT pros, designers, those working with big data, and other Windows users who need a more powerful PC
13″ display
Intel Core i7
16GB RAM
512GB SSD
1 USB-3 port
1 USB-C port
1 headphone jack
1 Surface Dock connector
Windows Option 3:
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
Ideal for IT pros, designers, those working with big data, and other Windows users who need a more powerful PC
15” display
Intel Core i7
32GB RAM
1TB SSD
2 USB-4/Thunderbolt ports
Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol
1 headphone jack
1 Surface Dock connector

Dell

Each Dell option includes a Dell laptop and warranty.

For a desktop-like experience, an accessories kit (Dell Pro wireless keyboard and wireless mouse, Dell Thunderbolt dock, and 27″ monitor) may be purchased with the computer or separately. For more details, see the Optional Add-on Desktop Kits section below.

Dell Option 1:
Latitude 5430 i5
Ideal for most users, a PC suitable for web browsing, video conferencing, and running common software packages
14” display 
Intel Core i5 
16GB RAM 
256GB SSD 
2 USB-4/Thunderbolt ports
2 USB-3.2 ports
1 HDMI port
SD card slot
1 headphone jack
Dell Option 2:
Latitude 5430 i7
Ideal for IT pros, designers, those working with big data, and other Windows users who need a more powerful PC
14” display 
Intel Core i7 
16GB RAM 
512GB SSD 
2 USB-4/Thunderbolt ports
2 USB-3.2 ports
1 HDMI port
SD card slot
1 headphone jack
Dell Option 3:
Precision 3570
Ideal for PC users who require the most powerful option, such as those creating and working with graphics and multimedia
15” display
Intel Core i7
32GB RAM
1TB SSD
2 USB-4/Thunderbolt ports
2 USB-3.2 ports
1 HDMI port
SD card slot
1 headphone jack

Optional Add-on Desktop Kits

The following kits may be added to any laptop purchase or may be purchased separately. Each kit includes accessories that will provide a desktop-like experience.

macOS Trackpad Kit

This kit for a macOS device includes the following:

  • Magic Trackpad
  • Magic Keyboard
  • 27″ Samsung S60UA QHD monitor

macOS Mouse Kit

This kit for a macOS device includes the following:

  • Magic Mouse
  • Magic Keyboard
  • 27″ Samsung S60UA QHD monitor

Windows Kit

This kit for a Microsoft Surface device includes the following:

  • Surface ARC Mouse
  • Surface Keyboard
  • Surface Dock
  • 27″ Samsung S60UA QHD monitor
Dell monitor, keyboard, mouse, and dock

Dell Kit

This kit for a Dell device includes the following:

  • Dell Pro Wireless Mouse
  • Dell Pro Wireless Keyboard
  • Dell Thunderbolt 4 Dock
  • 27″ Dell P2723QE LED monitor

Purchase Other Devices for University Use

Looking for other computer options for specialized needs? Northeastern has partnered with SHI to offer educational discounts on a variety of devices and accessories. Request a quote from SHI directly by emailing newenglandedu@shi.com. Once you have received your quote, review it with your manager, and then submit it to your financial approver for approval and purchasing.

Get Support

Receive device support from the IT Service Desk via email, chat, or phone.

Call 617.373.4357 or find additional ways to get answers to your tech questions.

Get Ready for Your New Device

Learn how to set up a new university-managed laptop once it arrives at your remote work location.