Standard Computer Models for Faculty and Staff

ITS recognizes that different users have different needs and preferences in computer platforms and therefore offers both macOS and Microsoft Windows (Lenovo) computer options to faculty and staff. 

Details about the differences between using Windows vs. Mac computers here at Middlebury College can be found in this Knowledge Base article.

Our standard model computers will meet the needs of most Middlebury employees.  If you have unique computing needs or any questions, please contact the help desk to discuss which configuration is best suited for your work.

ITS provides a single 24" Lenovo monitor or a 24" Lenovo docking monitor for each employee.

 Detailed Specs for ITS Standard Models

  Lenovo ThinkCentre  M80q Gen 3 Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Apple MacBook Air M3 Apple iMac M3
Category Win micro desktop Win std laptop Mac std laptop Mac desktop
Screen External 14” 13.6” 24”
OS Win 11 Ent Win 11 Ent macOS macOS
CPU 12-core
up to 4.7GHz i7
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U 4.7GHz
Apple M3 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine Apple M3 chip with 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
RAM 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB
Hard drive 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 256GB SSD
Weight 2.7 lbs 3.3 pounds 2.7 lbs 12.5 lbs
Ports 7x USB, USB-C, DisplayPort, HDMI, network 2 x USB-A ports, 2 x USB-C, 1x hdmi, 1 x ethernet, 1x 3.5mm headphone 2x USB-C/TB 4, 3.5mm headphone jack 2x USB-C/TB3, 2x USB-C/TB4, Network
Cost $975 $1,350 $1,338 $1,698
EPEAT** Gold Gold Gold Gold

  *Please note that the new Lenovo laptops no longer work with the old style docking stations (E-Port) and require the purchase of a new USB-C "port replicator" ($290) if docking is necessary.

Both models include a three year warranty.

 **Information about EPEAT can be found at


Computers purchased and maintained by ITS include basic tools unique to each OS as well as utilities which help ITS manage and secure Middlebury devices. Employees are able to install additional software themselves as needed. Popular licensed software used at the College (such as Adobe applications or Microsoft Office) are available for self-install via Self Service Installations. Applications are also listed in our Service Catalog.  More info can be found at:

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