Hardware Standards

The hardware listed below meets SSU accessibility and general usage standards.  This equipment is pre-approved for campus use and IT Purchase Review requests for purchase will be processed more quickly.  IT Purchase Review is still required.


Mac Platform
Model Display CPU Ram Disk Size Optical Drive Camera
Apple iMac 24" 4.5K Retina display Apple 8-Core M1 Chip (7-Core GPU) 8GB 256GB SSD Storage None Integrated Camera
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 13" Retina display with True Tone Apple 8-Core M1 Chip 8GB 256GB SSD Storage None Integrated Camera
Apple Mac Mini   Apple 8-Core M1 Chip 8GB 512GB SSD Storage None  
Apple 10.2" iPad (Wifi, 7th Generation) 10.2"     128GB   Integrated Camera


Windows Platform
Model Display CPU Ram Disk Size Optical Drive Video Camera
PC Desktop: HP Z2 Small Form Factor G5 Workstation 24" Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 10th Gen. Intel Core i5 8GB 256GB SSD 8xDVD+/-RW Drive Intel UHD Graphics 630 None
PC Laptop: HP Probook 450 15.6" 1920x1080 Full HD LED-Backlit 11th Gen. Intel Core i5 8GB 256GB SSD None NVIDIA T500 (4G DDR6) Integrated Webcam
PC All in One              
PC Mini              
PC Tablet              


Add monitors, tablets, minis, voip phone, scanner, optical drive, dongles, mouse, keyboard, optical drive, web cam.

Model Size
HP E243i 24"


External Hardware - Recommended & Pre-approved

The following devices have been reviewed by IT and are recommended for most users in common situations.  If you have questions about compatibility with your computer, please contact the IT Help Desk.  IT Purchase Review is not required for the following items, but if you have any questions before purchasing please contact technology.purchase@sonoma.edu.

Common Recommended External Devices
Type Compatibility Note Recommended Model
PC Docking Stations Depends on machine. Our standard HP and Dell Laptops use these. HP USB-C Docking Station G5, Dell WD15 Monitor Dock 4K with 130W Adapter, USB-C
Mac Docking Stations Depends on machine. Our standard Mac Laptop would work with this. USB C Hub, 12 in 1 Multi-Port USB 3.0, Secure Docking Station with Charging Power, Audio, 4K HDMI, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, Micro/SD Card Reader for iMac Pro, Chromebook, MacBook Pro 2018, 2017, 2016
Phone headset   Leitner LH270 Single-Ear Wireless Telephone Headset for Office Phones
USB Thumb Drive   Samsung 32GB BAR (METAL) USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-32BA/AM)
Encrypted Thumb Drive   Encrypted Flash Drive,DualAxon Password Protected Flash Drive Adopting Hardware Encryption Digital Keypad Metal Shell(16GB)
Speakers   Logitech Multimedia Speakers Z200 with Stereo Sound for Multiple Devices - Black
Ergonomic Keyboard   Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Business - Wired
Ergonomic Mouse   Anker AK-UBA 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop, Desktop, PC, Macbook - Black
USB Optical Drive   ROOFULL USB 3.0 External DVD Drive with Protective Storage Carrying Case Bag, Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive Burner, Compatible for Windows 10/8/7 Laptop Computer Mac Macbook Pro HP Dell Asus Acer Lenovo
Dongles Used for our standard MacBook Pro HooToo USB C Hub, USB C Adapter with Ethernet Port, 4K HDMI, 100W Power Delivery, 3 USB 3.0 Ports for MacBook Pro & Google Chromebook & and More Type C Laptops - Silver
Web Cam   Logitech C920S Pro HD Webcam with Privacy Shutter - Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam, Black_with Shutter