Standard Computer Model

Modified on Wed, Jan 17 at 1:42 PM

Lesley University provides a standard model of computer to core faculty and staff across campus.  The device and operating system we have selected ensure maximum compatibility with the Lesley University electronic environment. Using a non-standard device can exclude you from access to applications and services required to perform the essential duties of employment. Managers or supervisors should complete the Non-standard Computer Request Form to make a request that goes above and beyond the provided technology standard.

Every core faculty, staff, and administrator is entitled to a standard set of equipment that includes one of the following during their employment:
  1. laptop
  2. docking station
  3. monitor
  4. headset
  5. keyboard & mouse

Your laptop is portable, but your accessories should be set up in the location you work most.

Each department is allowed additional desktop computers to be shared by student workers. The number of computers allotted for student worker use will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Student employees are not issued laptop computers.

The following computer is the standard computer model supported by Lesley University Information Technology.  A special order system may be ordered from Microsoft, however these systems are built to order and can take up to 2 - 4 weeks to procure.  

HP Computers ordered within the last 3 - 4 years are not eligible for replacement with a new computer 

iPads are not available as a laptop or desktop replacement through the IT capital purchase process, however departments can purchase these devices using department funds.


Form FactorLaptop
PlatformWindows 11
Model NameSurface Laptop Studio
Display14.4” Display
ProcessorIntel Core i7
Hard Drive1TB
Optical DriveNone
Wireless802.11 ac + Bluetooth
WebcamFull HD 1080p 
Other Current ModelsSurface Book 3, x360 1030 G5, 8460p, 8470p, 840 G1, x360 G1
Computer Accessories
PC Docking StationMicrosoft Surface Pro Dock
PC Keyboard + MouseLogitech Performance Keyboard & Mouse
PC & Mac Compatible Monitor24" Samsung External Monitor 
HeadsetHeadset & Adapter

* Adjunct faculty and other workers such as students (work/study, Lesley Works Program, graduate interns, graduate assistants, etc.), employees of other organizations under contract to Lesley, temporary staff, and volunteers are not eligible for a permanent technology allocation.  

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