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Northwestern University

Computer Replacement


Check out our step-by-step guide through the computer replacement process.

Requirements and options

Available brands

Northwestern IT offers support for Apple, Dell, and Lenovo computers. Please review the standard configurations available through the iBuyNU Marketplace. Please punch out to the respective vendor (Apple, Dell, or CDWG for Lenovo) and choose from the standard configurations a machine that meets the minimum specifications listed below. If you would like assistance in choosing a model, please contact Northwestern IT Support.

Standard models

Operating systems

Minimum requirements

Storage Recommendations


All standards will be reviewed at least twice per year. Last reviewed 7/19/2021.




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