Introduction

This page lists the specifications for the computers currently being deployed through the Employee Computer Replacement Program.

This list is updated each summer.


Current Refresh Laptop Models

ModelOSScreen SizeProcessorRAMHard DriveDVD DrivePorts

Apple MacBook Air M1 Silver

macOS Monterey


13 in.

Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 7-core

GPU and 16-core Neural Engine

16GB

256GB SSD

None. Contact itopspecialist@biola.edu to purchase an external DVD drive.
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) x 2
  • Anker USB-C Multiport Adapter
  • ONLY supports one external monitor. A dock compatible with DisplayLink with is needed to support more than one external monitor. IT can provide recommendations
Dell Latitude 5420Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)

14 in.


11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor (4 Core, 8MB Cache, base 2.4GHz)

16GB 

256GB SSDNone. Contact itopspecialist@biola.edu to purchase an external DVD drive.
  • USB 3.2 x 2
  • USB C x 2
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet
  • Headphone Jack
  • SD 4.0 Card Slot

Current Refresh Desktop Models

ModelOSScreen SizeProcessorRAMHard DrivePorts
iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)macOS Monterey

24 in.


Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 7-core

GPU and 16-core Neural Engine

16GB256GB SSD
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
  • Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

No DVD Drive. Contact itopspecialist@biola.edu to purchase an external DVD drive.

Dell Optiplex 7490 AIOWindows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)

23 in.


3GHz Intel Core i5-8500 (6 Cores/9MB/6T/up to 4.1GHz/65W)

16GB (upgradable - please inquire)

512GB SSD

USB 3.2 x 5

USB C x 1

HDMI In

HDMI Out

Ethernet

Display Port

Headphone Jack

SD 4.0 Card Slot

No DVD Drive. Contact itopspecialist@biola.edu to purchase an external DVD drive.


IT-Funded Computer Models for Previous Years–no longer available

Mac Desktops

iMac (2015)

iMac (2016)

iMac (2017)

iMac (2019)

iMac (2020)

Mac Laptops

MacBook Pro (2015)

MacBook Pro (2016)

MacBook Pro (2017)

MacBook Pro (2019)

MacBook Pro (2020)

PC Desktops

Dell Optiplex 5040

Dell Optiplex 7460 All-in-One

Dell Optiplex 7450 All-in-One

PC Laptops

Dell 5420

Dell Latitude E5480

Dell Latitude 5490

Dell 7400

Dell 7490

Need more power for your job requirements?

If the Program's standard model does not meet your job's computing needs, please contact itoperations@biola.edu to ask about upgrades. The RAM on Dell computers can be upgraded as needed.



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  1. This page lists the specifications for the computers currently being deployed through the Employee Computer Replacement Program.
    This entire page is wrong and needs to be updated.