Recommended Desktops and Laptops


We are happy to assist affiliates with all steps of the hardware purchasing and ordering process. Please note, tablet purchases are restricted by the Dean. Please contact your department administrator to seek an exemption. More info can be found here:

Due to Harvard laptop security standards, all laptop computers are required to have BitLocker or FileVault full disk encryption. By purchasing machines with our assistance, we can ensure that all new purchases meet Harvard security requirements. 

OS requirements are constantly changing and evolving. Please contact us for current standards. 

The Harvard Refresh program is available to most faculty and staff in FAS and FAS affiliated departments. Please consult your divisional Administrative Dean's office for specific details on eligibility. More information is available here:

For individuals planning on traveling abroad, special computing considerations may need to be considered. For more information, please visit or contact us.