Information Technology Services is happy to consult with faculty and staff about technology needs. If you are purchasing from a department budget, or grant, you will find typical configurations below. 

Most Furman computers are on a replacement cycle. Faculty and staff who believe their computer has been used for longer than its replacement cycle may request a new computer by contacting the IT Service Center​. For more information about replacing computers, please see the IT Self Help Guide​​.

We can also help if you have hardware or software needs beyond these standard configurations, If you need to purchase or lease any other technology, please see our information about new technology services and technology contract guidelines​.

Typical standard configurations

Apple iMac

  • 2.8 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
  • 8 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM - 2x4 GB
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • 21.5-inch LED back-lit display
  • 1 TB Serial ATA Drive @5400 rpm
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • SDXC card slot 
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Mini Display Port output-support HDMI, DVI, VGA or dual link DVI
  • Apple keyboard w/ numeric pad or Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Mouse or Apple Magic Mouse
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • FaceTime HD Camera
  • Dimensions:  17.7” high, 20.8” wide, 6.9” deep
  • Gigabit Ethernet


Apple MacBook Pro

  • 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 13.3-inch Retina Display
  • 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 512GB Flash Drive
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • HDMI port
  • MiniDisplay Port
  • SDXC card slot
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Built-in FaceTime HD camera
  • MagSafe2 power adapter
  • Built-in Lithium-polymer battery
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Dimensions:  .71” high, 12.35” wide, 8.62” deep

MacBook Pro

Apple iPad

  • ​Wi-Fi
  • 16GB

Apple iPad 

Dell Optiplex 7020 Desktop

  • Intel Core i7 (3.6 GHz)
  • Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
  • 8 GB DDR3, 1600MHz (2X4GB)
  • Dell 22-inch Flat Panel Monitor
  • Integrated Video
  • 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
  • 4 External USB 3.0 port, 6 External usb 2.0 ports
  • Dell USB Keyboard
  • Dell USB 2-Button Optical Mouse with Scroll
  • Internal Chassis Speaker
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
  • 3-Year NBD Onsite Warranty


Dell Latitude E5440 Laptop​

  • Intel® Core™ i7-4600U (2.1GHz)
  • 14.0 HD LED Display
  • Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
  • 8.0GB, 1600MHz SDRAM, 1X8GB
  • 500 GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • VGA, HDMI, USB3.0(1), USB2.0(2)
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
  • 6 Cell Primary Battery
  • 90 Watt A/C Adapter
  • Intel® Wireless Lan (802.11AC)
  • Dell Wireless 380 Bluetooth Module
  • Light Sensitive Webcam
  • 3-Year NBD Onsite Warranty
  • Laptop Dimensions: 1.1" high, 13.3" wide, 9.3" deep
  • Dell 19-inch Flat Panel Monitor
  • Dell USB Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard
  • Dell USB 3-Button Optical Mouse with Scroll
  • E/Port Dock
  • Nylon Carrying Case


Microsoft Surface Pro 4

  • Intel Core i7
  • 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen display
  • Surface Pen
  • Type Cover (Keyboard)
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • 1.73 lbs.
  • Intel Iris graphics
  • USB3, microSD Card reader, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover Port, Surface Connect
  • Cameras – 5.0 megapixel front-facing, 8.0 megapixel rear-facing
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1-year limited Warranty
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Typical Software installed ​on Furman Computers

Software Furman Owned Machines Cost Where to Obtain a Copy
Adobe Acrobat Reader Yes Free Adobe web site
Adobe/Macromedia Only if Purchased Varies by Application ITS
JMP Yes Free ITS
Antivirus Yes Free ITS
Mac OS X Yes Free ITS
Microsoft Office Yes Free


Microsoft Visio Yes Free ITS
Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade
Yes Free


R25 Yes Free ITS
VPN Yes Free ITS

If you have more questions  about technology hardware, software or services please contact the IT Service Center​ or see the IT Self Help Guide​.


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