Recommended Laptops for 2020-2021

Ordering for the recommended laptops is available using the links below in the chart or visiting the Campus Computer Store. Please call our computer store at (864) 656-0404 or our support center at (864) 656-3494 if you have any questions.

See our Preferred Laptop by Major matrix or check with your advisor before purchasing your laptop.

For departmental purchases go to Clemson’s BuyWays. Personal purchases can be made through the links below.

Windows Entry Laptops

  Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Dell Latitude 3410
  lenovo-thinkpad-l13-hero.png Dell Latitude 3490 - 14 - Core i5 8250U - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
 Price $869
$899 
Processor Intel Core i5-10250U Quad Core up to 4.2GHz Intel Core i5-10210U Quad Core up to 4.2GHz
RAM 8GB 2666MHz 8GB 2666MHz
Storage 256 GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD 256 GB M.2 PCle NVMe  SSD
Wireless Intel Dual Band 9560  AC (2×2) Bluetooth Version 5.0, VPro Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1
Screen 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 14″ FHD  (1920 x 1080) IPS
Video Card Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics
 Battery 4 cell 46Whr 3 cell 40Whr
Weight 3.0 lbs 3.54 lbs
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Other    
Purchasing Info Purchase at campus Computer Store

 

Order directly from Lenovo or call (919) 874-3321

Shipping in 7-10 business days

Purchase at campus Computer Store

 

Order directly from Dell

Estimated shipping in early August

Windows Mainstream Laptops

  Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 1 Dell Latitude 7400
  ThinkPad T14 New Latitude 5480
 Price $1028
$1369
Processor Intel Core i5-10210U Quad Core 4.2GHz Intel Core i5-8365U Quad Core 3.9GHz
RAM 16GB 3200MHz 8 GB 2400MHz
Storage 256GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD 256GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Dual Band AX201 (2x2ax) Bluetooth Version 4.1, VPro Intel Dual-Band  9560 AC  2×2 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0
Screen 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Non-Touch 14.0″ FHD  (1920 x 1080) Non-touch
Video Card Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics
 Battery 3 cell 50Whr 4 cell 60Whr
Weight 3.3 lbs 3.0 lbs
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Other    
Purchasing Info Purchase at campus Computer Store

 

Order directly from Lenovo or call (919) 874-3321

Shipping in 7-10 business days

 

Purchase at campus Computer Store

 

Order directly from Dell

Shipping in 4-6 business days

Windows Workstation Laptops

  Dell Precision 5540 Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2
 
 Price $2149 $1885
Processor Intel Core i7-9750H Six Core up to 4.5GHz Intel Core i7-9750H Six Core up to 4.5GHz
RAM 16GB  2666 MHz DDR4 16GB  2666 MHz DDR4
Storage 512GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD 512GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless AX200 (2x2ax), Bluetooth 5.0 Intel Dual Band Wireless AX200 (2x2ax), Bluetooth 5.0, VPro
Screen 15.6″ UltraSharp FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare
Video Card NVidia Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 NVidia Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5
Battery 3 cell 56Whr 4 cell 80Whr
Weight (starting) 3.93 lbs 3.75 lbs
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Other    
Purchasing Info Purchase at campus Computer Store

 

Order directly from Dell

Shipping in 10-13 business days

Purchase at campus Computer Store

 

Order directly from Lenovo or call (919) 874-3321

Shipping in 7-10 business days

Windows Tablet/Convertible Laptops

  Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 1 Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1
  lenovo-laptop-thinkpad-x13-yoga-feature-3 Latitude 14 7000 Series 2-in-1 Touch Notebook
 Price $1160
$1799 
Processor Intel Core i5-10210U Quad Core 4.2GHz Intel Core i7-8665U Quad Core 4.8GHz
RAM 16GB 3200MHz 16GB 2133MHz
Storage 256 GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD 512 GB M.2 PCle NVMe  SSD
Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless AX201 (2x2ax), Bluetooth 5.0 Intel Dual Band 9560  AC (2×2) Bluetooth Version 5.0, VPro
Screen 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS  Multi-Touch & Pen 14″ FHD  (1920 x 1080) IPS  Touch
Video Card Integrated Intel UHD Graphics Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics
 Battery 3 cell 50Whr 4 cell 52Whr
Weight 2.8 lbs 2.99 lbs
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Other    
Purchasing Info Purchase at campus Computer Store

 

Order directly from Lenovo or call (919) 874-3321

Shipping in 7-10 business days

Purchase at campus Computer Store

 

Order directly from Dell

Shipping in 1-2 business days

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet/Convertible Laptops

  Surface Pro 7 – i5 Surface Pro 7 – i7
  Surface Pro 7 in platinum, shown in tablet mode. Surface Pro 7 in platinum, shown in tablet mode.
 Price $1721.41
$1962.28 
Processor Intel Core i5-1035G4 Quad Core up to 3.7GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7 Quad Core up to 3.9GHz
RAM 8GB 3733MHz LPDDR4 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4
Storage 256GB SSD 256GB SSD
Wireless Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0
Screen 12.3″ QHD (2736 x 1824) IPS  Multi-Touch & Pen 12.3″ QHD (2736 x 1824) IPS  Multi-Touch & Pen
Video Card Integrated Intel IRIS Plus Graphics Integrated Intel IRIS Plus Graphics
 Battery 43.2Whr 43.2Whr
Weight 1.7 lbs 1.74 lbs
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Other USB-C to Ethernet adapter, Surface Pen, Cover USB-C to Ethernet adapter, Surface Pen, Cover
Purchasing Info Upgrade to 16GB RAM – $1905.12

 

Purchase at campus Computer Store

Order directly from SCW or call (877) 468-6729

Upgrade to 512GB SSD – $2320.86

 

Purchase at campus Computer Store

Order directly from SCW or call (877) 468-6729

  • All Windows laptops include a four year warranty + four year accidental damage coverage.
    Warranty only covers the battery for only 1 year. Accidental damage coverage DOES NOT COVER the charger/power adapter and does not cover theft, fire or loss.
  • Dell accidental damage protection covers only one major incident per warranty year. Lenovo accidental damage protection has unlimited repairs per year.
  • Note: If you order a Clemson laptop or buy a new laptop, while setting up your new laptop if it asks for your computer account name, please put in your Clemson user name.

Apple Laptops

  13″ MacBook Pro  13″ MacBook Pro  16″ MacBook Pro  16″ MacBook Pro 
 
Price $1518

 

($1199 + $319 Safeware)

$2018

 

($1699 + $319 Safeware)

$2597

 

($2199 + $398 Safeware)

$2997

 

($2599 + $398 Safeware)

Touch-bar Yes Yes Yes Yes
Processor Intel i5 1.4GHz Quad

 

Turbo boost to 3.9 GHz

Intel i5 2.0GHz Quad

 

Turbo boost to 3.8 GHz

 Intel i7  2.6GHz 6-core

 

Turbo boost to 4.5 GHz

Intel i9 2.3GHz 8-core

 

Turbo boost to 4.8 GHz

Other Weight: 3.1 lbs

 

Battery: 58.2 WHr

Weight: 3.1 lbs

 

Battery: 58.0 WHr

Weight: 4.3 lbs

 

Battery: 100 WHr

Weight: 4.3 lbs

 

Battery: 100 WHr

RAM 8GB 2133 MHz 16GB 3733MHz 16 GB 2666MHz 16 GB 2666MHz
Storage 256GB PCIe SSD 512GB PCIe SSD 512GB PCIe SSD 1 TB PCIe SSD
Graphics  Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

 

13.3″ 2560×1600 IPS

Intel Iris Plus Graphics

 

13.3″ 2560×1600 IPS

Radeon Pro 5300M 4GB

 

16″ 3072×1920 IPS 

Radeon Pro 5500M 4GB

 

16″ 3072×1920 IPS

Purchasing Info: All prices above include 4 years of Safeware accidental damage coverage.

 

Available at the campus Computer Store or directly through the Apple Store for Education.

  • All Apple laptops must include an Ethernet dongle to receive support in the CCIT Support Center.
  • Includes one year of AppleCare Protection Plan (does not include accidental damage coverage)
  • *Clemson highly recommends the purchase of Safeware (accidental damage & theft coverage)*
  • Software is not pre-loaded – software is available during workshops or on the CCIT software web page.
  • Windows dual boot optional
  • Please see the Clemson Apple Store website for special deals and purchasing options.
  • Click here or go to www.clemson.edu/ccit/hardware/apple_store to order your Apple.

If you order a Clemson laptop or buy a new laptop, while setting up your new laptop if it asks for your computer account name, please put in your Clemson user name!

Chromebooks and iPads are not a viable option for your primary laptop! We provide no software or hardware support for these devices!

Laptops ordered online are delivered to your home address, the Clemson University Post Office will not accept laptop deliveries.

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