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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 following recommended desktop and laptop computers, you do not need to complete any of the Accessible Technology Procurement documents as they are all pre-approved.

Approved Electronic & Information Technology (E&IT) requests and Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) are on file in the purchasing office for the recommended laptops and desktops that are provided on the links above.

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


All computers listed on 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 meet 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 operating systems, contact your college or department's administrative or technical support staff.