Recommended Laptops for 2021-2022

RECOMMENDED LAPTOPS FOR 2021-2022

Ordering for the recommended laptops is available using the links below in the chart or by 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 Gen 2 Dell Latitude 3420
  lenovo-thinkpad-l13-hero.png Dell Latitude 3490 - 14 - Core i5 8250U - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
 Price $939
$1039 
Processor Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad Core up to 4.2GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad Core up to 4.2GHz
RAM 8GB 3200MHz 8GB 3200MHz
Storage 256 GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD 256 GB M.2 PCle NVMe  SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth Version 5.1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth Version 5.1
Screen 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 14″ HD  (1366 x 720) IPS
Video Card Integrated Intel IRIS Xe Graphics Integrated Intel IRIS Xe Graphics
 Battery 4 cell 46Whr 3 cell 41Whr
Weight 3.06 lbs 3.36 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

Purchase at campus Computer Store 

Order directly from Dell

WINDOWS MAINSTREAM LAPTOPS

  Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 Dell Latitude 7420
  ThinkPad T14 New Latitude 5480
 Price $1169
$1272
Processor Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad Core up to 4.2GHz Intel Core i5-1145G7 Quad Core up to 4.4GHz
RAM 16GB 3200MHz 16 GB 3200MHz
Storage 512GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD 512GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2×2), Bluetooth Version 5.2 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth Version 5.1
Screen 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Non-Touch 14.0″ FHD  (1920 x 1080) Non-touch
Video Card Integrated Intel IRIS Xe Graphics Integrated Intel IRIS Xe Graphics
 Battery 3 cell 50Whr 4 cell 63Whr
Weight 3.23 lbs 2.89 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

Purchase at campus Computer Store 

Order directly from Dell

WINDOWS WORKSTATION LAPTOPS

  Dell Precision 5550 Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3
 
 Price $2371 $2149
Processor Intel Core i7-10850H 6-Core up to 5.1GHz Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core up to 5.0GHz
RAM 16GB  2933 MHz DDR4 16GB  3200 MHz DDR4
Storage 1TB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD 1TB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth Version 5.1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth Version 5.1
Screen 15.6″ UltraSharp FHD+ (1920 x 1200) Anti-Glare 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare
Video Card nVidia Quadro T1000 Max-Q 4GB GDDR6 nVidia Quadro T1000 Max-Q 4GB GDDR6
Battery 6 cell 86Whr 4 cell 80Whr
Weight (starting) 4.06 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

Purchase at campus Computer Store

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

WINDOWS TABLET/CONVERTIBLE LAPTOPS

  Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 Dell Latitude 7420 2-in-1
  lenovo-laptop-thinkpad-x13-yoga-feature-3 Latitude 14 7000 Series 2-in-1 Touch Notebook
 Price $1339
$1449 
Processor Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad Core up to 4.2GHz Intel Core i5-1145G7 Quad Core 4.4GHz
RAM 16GB 4266MHz LPDDR4X 16GB 3200MHz
Storage 512 GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD 512 GB M.2 PCle NVMe  SSD
Wireless Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth Version 5.1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth Version 5.1
Screen 13.3″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS  Multi-Touch & Pen 14″ FHD  (1920 x 1080) IPS Multi-Touch & Pen
Video Card Integrated Intel IRIS Xe Graphics Integrated Intel IRIS Xe Graphics
 Battery 3 cell 52.8Whr 4 cell 63Whr
Weight 2.76 lbs 3.23 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

Purchase at campus Computer Store

Order directly from Dell

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO TABLET/CONVERTIBLE LAPTOPS 

  Mainstream

 

Surface Pro 7+ – i7

Workstation

 

Surface Book 3 – i7

  Surface Pro 7 in platinum, shown in tablet mode. Front Zoom. Microsoft - Surface Book 3 13.5
 Price $2069
$2641
Processor Intel Core i7-1165G7 Quad Core up to 4.7GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7 Quad Core up to 3.9GHz
RAM 16GB 4276MHz LPDDR4x 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4
Storage  Removable 256GB SSD 256GB SSD
Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0
Screen 12.3″ QHD (2736 x 1824) IPS  Multi-Touch & Pen 13.5″ QHD (3000 x 2000) IPS  Multi-Touch & Pen
Video Card Integrated Intel IRIS Xe Graphics nVidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 Graphics
 Battery 50.4Whr 75.3Whr
Weight 1.73 lbs 3.62 lbs
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Other USB-C to Ethernet adapter, Surface Pen, Cover w/keyboard & trackpad USB-C to Ethernet adapter, Surface Pen, Detachable keyboard
Purchasing Info Purchase at campus Computer Store 

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

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 Air 13″ MacBook Pro 13″ MacBook Pro 13″ MacBook Pro 16″ MacBook Pro 16″ MacBook Pro
 
Price $1168 ($899 +
$269 Safeware)
$1568 ($1199 +
$369 Safeware)
$2068 ($1699 +
$369 Safeware)
$2268 ($1899 +
$369 Safeware)
$2647 ($2199 +
$448 Safeware)
$3047 ($2599 +
$448 Safeware)
Touch-bar No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Processor M1 8-core CPU 7-core GPU M1 8-core CPU 7-core GPU Intel i5 2.0GHz Quad Turbo boost to 3.8 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: 2.8 lbs Battery: 49.9 WHr Weight: 3.0 lbs Battery: 58.2 WHr Weight: 3.1 lbs Battery: 58.0 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 8GB 16GB 3733MHz 16GB 3733MHz 16 GB 2666MHz 16 GB 2666MHz
Storage 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 512GB PCIe SSD 1TB PCIe SSD 512GB PCIe SSD 1 TB PCIe SSD
Graphics 13.3″ 2560×1600 IPS 13.3″ 2560×1600 IPS Intel Iris Plus Graphics 13.3″ 2560×1600 IPS Intel Iris Plus Graphics 13.3″ 2560×1600 IPS AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4GB

 

16″ 3072×1920

IPS

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4GB

 

16″ 3072×1920 IPS

Purchasing Info: All prices above include 4 years of Safeware theft and 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 on Macs with Intel-based processors
  • The new M1 processor Macs can not natively boot the Windows operating system. People required to use a Windows-only application will have two options:
    • Run the Clemson Citrix solution (driving a remote Windows computer in a window on your M1 Mac)
    • Use an older Intel-based Mac to install and run Windows via Bootcamp
  • 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.

 

If you have more questions, email ITHELP@clemson.edu or call 864-656-3494.

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