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About Laptop First

The Laptop First program provides Fordham University’s employees with a dynamic experience of devices, University resources, and data to support their success in the classroom, the office, and the field. This program, which applies lessons learned from the pandemic, leverages mobility, the cloud, and automated support that can adapt to changes in our teaching and work environments over time.

Go to the Tech Help page


Built to fit your needs

  • Select either a Windows PC laptop or MacBook
  • Optional docking station with external monitor, keyboard, and mouse
  • Replace laptop when it suits your schedule and your department’s budget
  • Desktops available for those need it for work or research

Seamless support

  • Securely move your data from your old computer to the new one.
  • Laptop software and operating system will receive automatic updates and security patches
  • The IT Service Desk can answer questions about your new equipment

Easy access, anywhere

  • Use your equipment from a remote location, on campus, or in combination.
  • Access your OneDrive files and University systems wherever you have a network connection, whenever you want.

Laptop Options

Apple MacBook Pro with 13-inch screen

M1 processor (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU)
16 GB memory
512 GB SSD hard drive
WiFi and Bluetooth
Touch Bar
4 Thunderbolt/USB-C ports (consider adding USB-C adapters)
3-year Apple Care+

Dell Latitude 5520 with 15-inch screen

Intel i5 processor
16 GB memory
512 GB SSD hard drive
WiFi and Webcam
3-year warranty

Desktop Options

Apple iMac

24-inch monitor with Retina 4.5K
M1 (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU) processor
16 GB memory
512 GB SSD hard drive
WiFi and Bluetooth
3-year Apple Care+

Dell Optiplex 7090 MFF (micro form factor)

Intel i5 six-core processor
16 GB memory
512 GB SSD hard drive
3-year warranty

Peripherals (optional)

Kensington SD5600T docking station (incl. card reader, HDMI and USB connections, Thunderbolt upstream port, and ethernet connections)
Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse
USB-C adapters for Macs

Common Questions

Where is the lease information for my current device(s)?

  1. Log in to > My Pages > Tech Help.
  2. On the page that opens, in the upper right-hand corner, click on My Equipment.
  3. A list of all the devices assigned to you will appear.
  4. Click on the green button that says More to view additional details.

How do I request equipment under the Laptop First program?

  1. Budget administrators should log in to > My Pages > Tech Help to make a new request for equipment.
  2. On the page that opens, click on Submit a Request, then on Computer Acquisitions. Browse for the desired item.
  3. When you find the item you want, click on More > Request it.