Current Standard Hardware Configurations for Mac


The University has equipment standards for laptops and desktops in order to provide each user with the best support possible. While our standard configurations meet the needs of most users, we also recognize that some users may require a more customized configuration. Please contact the if you have any questions regarding a custom configuration.

Open House Demo

Prior to each computer replacement, the hardware vendor provides a demo of the equipment and answers questions from users about the equipment. If you missed the demo, you can view a recording of this years demo from the link below. NOTE: the information shown here should not be shared outside of the University of Richmond. 

Details / Instructions

Mac OS X 2021 - 2022 Standards

We are not yet recommending Apple product with the new M1 chip as part of the standard computer offering.  We are continuing to test systems with the M1 chip in our campus environment, and may adjust this recommendation after we are confident that all performance concerns have been addressed. 

MacBook Pro 16” with Touch Bar – Space Gray

  • Processor: 2.6GHz 6‑core 9th-gen Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • Graphics: Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe-based SSD
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Dimensions (W X D X H): 14.09” X 9.68” x .64”
  • Weight: 4.3 lbs

MacBook Pro 13” with Touch Bar – Space Gray

  • Processor: 2.0GHz Quad-core 10th gen Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe-based SSD
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Dimensions (W X D X H): 11.97” X 8.36” x .61"
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs

iMac 21.5”

  • Processor: 3.0GHz 6 core 8th-gen Intel Core i5
  • Display: 21.5-inch (diagonal) Retina 4K display
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4 Onboard Memory
  • Graphics: Radeon Pro 650x with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe-based SSD

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