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Computing Recommendations and Specifications for WSOM Students

If you are coming to Whitman, you’re probably considering what sort of computer to purchase. We’re hoping that we can make your search for a computer a bit simpler, and so we’d like to provide a specific recommendation for you.

Whitman has partnered with Dell and the Syracuse University Bookstore to make a great laptop available to our students for a great price. Here's what you can purchase:


As of 7/25/21, incoming students and their parents should be advised that there is currently a global shortage of technology which is resulting in significant supply and shipping delays for new computers from Dell and many other manufacturers. If you attempt to order a computer from any manufacturer, you may be told that you won't receive it until mid-September. This is very likely and unfortunately unavoidable because of these global constraits. What you can do in the meantime is bring the specs listed below to a vendor or store near you and try and match them as best you can. Please try and ensure that you purchase a computer with a comprehensive warranty that covers the amount of time your student will be at SU.


Latitude 7420 - $1,499

This system is available for purchase in the SU Bookstore

The world's smallest 14-inch premium business laptop. Featuring Dell Optimizer, built-in AI that adjusts to you, wherever you are.

  • 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1145G7 Processor (4 Core, 8M Cache, base 2.6GHz, up to 4.4 GHz)
  • Windows 10 Pro 64 Operating System
  • 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) AG Touch Display
  • 512GB Solid State Drive M.2 Class 35
  • 16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x Memory (2x8GB)
  • Intel Iris XE Graphics
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX20 802.11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.1 Wireless Card
  • 4-cell (63WHr) Battery
  • 65W Type-C Power Adapter
  • 4 Year Next Business Day Onsite/In-Home Service, after Remote Diagnosis with Accidental Damage Protection (Dell ProSupport Plus)
  • Extended Battery Service for Years 2 and 3 of System Life.
  • 2.7 Pounds

*Please note that shipping costs are not included in price