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This page outlines information about recommended hardware which includes desktop and laptop computers, printers, copiers, smartphones, tablets, classrooms, servers, and networking equipment. In some areas specific hardware is not referenced but information is provided in order to facilitate consultation.


Dell Standard DesktopDell Tower DesktopApple Standard iMac
ModelOptiPlex 7000 7020 Small Form Factor
OptiPlex Tower (Plus 70107020)Apple 24" iMac M3 Chip
ProcessorIntel i5-13500

Intel i7-13700

Apple M3 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU
Memory16 GB16 GB16 GB
Hard Drive

512GB M.2 SSD

512GB M.2 SSD512GB SSD
Warranty5 Years5 Years4 Years
24" Monitor
Wired Keyboard & Mouse
24" Monitor
Wired Keyboard & Mouse
Integrated Display
Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
Built-in Webcam
USB Adapter
Estimated Cost$1,237$1,425$1,998


Dell Standard LaptopDell 2-in-1 LaptopApple Standard MacBook Pro
ModelDell Latitude 54405450Dell Latitude 5340 5350 2-in-1Apple 14" MBP M3 Pro Chip
ProcessorIntel Core i7-1370PIntel i7-1365U

Apple M3 Pro with 11-Core CPU, 14-Core GPU

Memory16 GB16 GB18 GB
Hard Drive512GB SSD512GB SSD512GB SSD
Warranty4 Years4 Years4 Years
14" Screen
Built-in Webcam
USB-C Dock (+$180)
U2422HE 24" USB-C Hub/Dock Monitor (+$300)
Dual-band wireless

13.3" Touch Screen
Built-in Webcam
USB-C Dock (+$180)

U2422HE 24" USB-C Hub/Dock Monitor (+$300)

Dell Active Pen PN5122W (+$37)

Dual-band wireless

Integrated 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
Built-in Webcam
96W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C to USB-A adapter
Estimated Cost



Printers, Scanners, and Multi-function Copiers


Lexmark MS331DN Laser Printer
Print SpeedUp to 38 ppm

Two-sided printing

ConnectionsUSB and Ethernet
Warranty5 Years
Estimated Cost$293.75

Smartphones and Tablets

Franklin OIT recommends Apple and Android based smartphones and tablets.  All phones and tablets that contain 3G or 4G antennas are considered Wireless Communication Devices (WCDs) by the Office of Telephone Services which require special approval before ordering. For help with ordering state funded smartphones and tablets, please submit a ticket to the Helpdesk to receive consultation from a member of the Client Services team.

Classroom and Conference Room Technology

Franklin OIT collaborates with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to implement and support a standard model in classrooms across the college.  This standard model uses a variety of technologies based on the instructional needs of the space.  For questions about classroom technology needs, please submit a ticket to the Helpdesk to schedule an appointment with a member of the Instructional Technology team.

Server and Networking Equipment

Franklin OIT purchases Dell server hardware and complies with University standards for switches and access points. In collaboration with Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS), we support Ruckus switches and Aruba wireless access points. All wireless networking deployed on the contiguous campus must be a part of the campus-wide PAWS system. Please submit a ticket to the Helpdesk to request consultation from a member of the Systems Management team.