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Standard Laptop/Desktop Recommendations

The following is a list of recommended desktop/laptop hardware configurations for Dell, HP and Apple. If you are planning to purchase a new computer system to use at CSUN, please select from the following vendors to view the recommended systems and negotiated educational discounts for that vendor.




Accessible Technology Initiative

If you order one of the recommended laptops and desktops that are provided in the links above, you do not need to complete and/or provide any of the Accessible Technology Procurement documents. The approved Electronic & Information Technology (E&IT) requests and Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) are on file in the Purchasing and Contract Administration office for theses models of laptops and desktops.

For more information or to complete the Electronic and Information Technology Procurement form for any other products not listed in the links above, please visit the Accessible Technology Initiative Procurement page. 


All computers listed in the links above meet the University's goal of purchasing equipment that is Energy Star and/or Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) rated, where applicable. It is the University's preference to only purchase computing equipment that meets EPEAT ratings.

For more information about EPEAT, and to search the EPEAT registry of devices please visit the EPEAT website. 


For information on how to purchase one of these systems, contact your college or department's administrative or technical support staff.