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Northwestern University

Purchasing Hardware

Requirements and options

All computers purchased with Weinberg funds must meet the following criteria.

Available brands

Apple, Dell and Lenovo logos

Operating systems

Desktop minimum requirements

Laptop minimum requirements

Storage Recommendations


Dell, Apple, and CDWG (for Lenovo) stores are available through the iBuyNU Marketplace.

Special requirements

If your research needs require special hardware, please submit a service request prior to purchase.

Purchases of servers and research computing clusters should involve discussions with the Dean's Office concerning specialized equipment, space, power, and HVAC.

All standards will be reviewed at least twice per year.

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