Standard Computing Equipment for Carleton Employees


Beginning in 2021, when Carleton employees receive new computers they will be issued laptops rather than desktops unless the employee specifically requests a desktop computer. Laptops will come with docks/stands, external monitors, keyboards, etc so that when employees are working at their desks they have sufficient screen real estate and better options for ergonomic working conditions.


  • MacBook Pro  13-inch
    • macOS Monterey
    • Apple M2 chip with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
    • 16GB RAM
    • 512GB SSD
    • 3yr AppleCare+ Protection
  • iMac desktop (by request)


  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 4
    • Windows 11 Enterprise
    • Intel Core i7-1185G7 Processor (3.0GHz, 4 cores, 12MB Cache)
    • 13.5" (2256 x1504) Touchscreen Display
    • 16GB RAM
    • 512GB SSD
    • 3yr Microsoft Service Agreement
  • Dell OptiPlex 7000 (by request)


If you are working part of the time from a location off campus, the items listed here can help you make decisions about any equipment you may wish to purchase for yourself.


The standard policy is that each employee gets two "screens" included in their standard setup. This will be either a laptop (or iMac desktop) with 1 external monitor; or a screen-less desktop (e.g. Dell mini-tower) with 2 external monitors. 

If additional monitors are needed, please place a Hardware Request and provide a budget code that we can use to charge for additional equipment. Note the monitors listed below may not be exactly the models currently available, but should be comparable to monitors available.

Laptop Docks/Stands

Mouse options

  • Apple wireless Magic Mouse
  • Apple wired Magic Mouse (limited to existing stock, no longer sold by Apple)
  • Microsoft wireless Sculpt Comfort Mouse
  • Microsoft/Dell/Logitech wired mouse

Keyboard options

Optional Changes/Additions Available

Many options are available to meet your needs. Typically ITS will charge your budget number for the cost of additional/custom equipment.

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Article ID: 136901
Mon 8/16/21 2:43 PM
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