Which computer should I purchase?


TSO suggests the following minimum configurations.


  Windows Mac
Model Dell XPS 15 or Dell Latitude 7000 Series Macbook Pro
Processor Core i7 Apple M2
*See Note Below*
Operating System Windows 11 Pro MacOSx
Memory 16 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Hard Drive Storage 512 GB SSD 512 GB SDD
Warranty 3 Years Advanced
Exchange Service / On-Site Support
3 year Apple care

* In order to have dual external monitors with a Macbook Pro, an M2 Pro or M2 Max CPU is required. 
**At this time we do not recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro X due to incompatibility with current campus management software.


*At this time we do not recommend purchasing desktops as primary computers.  Instead, we suggest using a laptop, docking station, and external monitor(s).  This provides the same functionality as a desktop system with the added benefit of portability.

Recommended accessories

  Windows Mac
Monitor Dell U2722D Dell U2722D
Webcam Logitech C920e Logitech C920e
Docking Station Dell WD19S Dell WD19TBS


* The brand and models for windows and laptops are recommendations based on historical data with the listed vendors. This list is not exhaustive. It is important to note that consumer grade lines for all companies should not by purchased.
** Desktops such as the Optiplex or Mac Mini will require an exterior monitor to be purchased separately.
** Desktops that require external webcams will need to be purchased separately. Our recommendation at this time is a Logitech C920e webcam.
*** All costs are estimates. Please work with purchasing to acquire a current quote before purchase.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the TSO HelpDesk (helpdesk@cc.gatech.edu) for more information.