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Recommended Computers: Dell

MIT fully supports the use of Dell computers and is here to assist students, parents, faculty, and staff purchase technology that will help you succeed during your academic career and beyond.

IS&T recommends the following laptops for purchase by the MIT community. Certificates are required to access the Apple and Dell Education sites. For assistance, contact the Service Desk (phone: 617-253-1101).

Models, configurations, and prices are subject to change based on manufacturer's availability. Watch this page for updates, and check vendor websites for the latest information.

For purchasing information, see Hardware Recommendations.

Laptops

12.5" Latitude E7270 Ultrabook 14" Latitude E7470 Ultrabook 15.6" Latitude 5570
12.5 Inch Dell Latitude E7240 14 Inch Dell Latitude E6440 15 Inch Dell Latitude E6540
  • 12.5" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare LCD, Camera and Mic
  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6600U
  • 16GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory or (2x8GB)
  • 512GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
  • Intel vPro Technology Advanced Management
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Includes Windows 10.0 Pro License)
  • 3 year basic hardware, NBD onsite service
  • Shop now at the MIT Dell personal purchase ECAT page.
  • 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti Glare LCD, Camera and Mic
  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6600U
  • 16GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory or (2x8GB)
  • 512GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
  • Intel vPro Technology Advanced Management
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit,(Includes Windows 10.0 Pro License)
  • 3 year basic hardware, NBD onsite service
  • Shop now at the MIT Dell personal purchase ECAT page.
  • 15.6" FHD IPS (1920x1080) Anti-Glare LED-backlit, camera and mic
  • 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel i7-6820HQ, USB Type C Thunderbolt Chassis
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L memory (2 DIMMs)
  • 512GB solid state drive
  • AMD FirePro W5130M w/2GB GDDR5
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • 3 year basic hardware, NBD onsite service
  • Shop now at the MIT Dell personal purchase ECAT page.
Estimated cost, eCat price: $1800 Estimated cost, eCat price: $1849 Estimated cost, eCat price: $1720


Desktop

Optiplex 7040 SFF
Dell Optiplex 7010
  • 3.2GHz Quade-Core Intel Core i5-6500 Processor
  • 16GB (2x4G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
  • M.2 512GB PCIe Class 40 Solid State Drive
  • 8x DVD+RW Drive
  • 2GB AMD Radeon HD R5 340X, 2GB, HH (DP, SL-DVI-I)
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Windows 8 Included)
  • 3 year basic hardware service with NBD limited onsite service after remote diagnosis
Estimated cost, eCat price: $901.27


How to purchase

To purchase personal Dell computers at MIT discounted prices:

  1. Make sure you have an MIT personal certificate on the computer you are placing the order from.
  2. Go to the eCat site.
  3. Click Place Personal Order.
  4. Click the Dell button.

To purchase MIT-owned Dell computers at MIT discounted prices:

  1. Make sure you have an MIT personal certificate on the computer you are placing the order from.
  2. Go to MIT eCat.
  3. Select Place Department Order from the menu and click Place Department Order Now.
  4. Choose Dell from the SciQuest catalog.
  5. Configure your system and purchase.