Computer Replacement Fund

Eligible faculty and staff computers are typically replaced every 4 years through the Computer Replacement Fund.

  1. Locate the Property of Macalester College sticker on your laptop or desktop and note its 5-digit ID number.
  2. Compare the ID number of your device with the fiscal year of replacement range given below to get an idea of when your computer is up for replacement.
  3. Replacements take place throughout the year, in ascending order by ID number: higher numbers will be replaced later in the fiscal year.
  4. This schedule only applies to computers with a blue computer-replacement-fund-eligible sticker.

Property of Macalester College tag with the barcode and 5-digit ID number below it.

Asset ID Range Fiscal Year of Replacement
 26683 – 27194 2019 / 2020
27195 – 27835 2020 / 2021
27836 – 28315 2021 / 2022

Standard Computer Configurations

Choose one of the standard computers or reach out to ITS for a consultation to help you choose the computer that works best for you.

Apple iMac 21.5″ Desktop Apple MacBook Pro 13″ Laptop
Apple iMac 21.5″ Desktop

  • Intel quad-core i5 processor running at 3.0 GHz
  • 16GB RAM
  • 256GB solid-state drive
  • 2 USB-C ports
  • 4 USB ports
  • optical drive not included, 1 can be provided upon request
  • 21.5” display with built-in camera
  • wired keyboard, wired mouse, security cable
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  • 1.4GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, with 128MB of eDRAM
  • 16GB RAM
  • 256GB solid-state drive
  • 2 USB-C ports
  • 13.3″ LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with built-in camera
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • multiport adapter included: supports USB, ethernet, HDMI
  • multiport-hub included: supports 1 monitor as docking station, USB C hub, 7-in-1 USB C adapter
  • optical drive not included, 1 can be provided upon request
  • LCD display provided as-needed
  • measures 11.97″ wide by 0.61″ high by 8.36″ deep
  • 3.1 lbs
Dell OptiPlex 5070 Micro – Desktop Small Form Factor Dell Latitude 5300 Business Laptop
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  • Windows 10
  • Intel quad-core i5-5070 processor running at 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 256 GB solid-state drive
  • 1 USB-C port
  • 5 USB ports
  • optical drive not included, 1 can be provided upon request
  • LCD display provided as-needed
  • wired keyboard, wired mouse, security cable
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  • Windows 10
  • Intel dual-core Core i5 7300U processor running at 2.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 256 GB solid-state drive
  • 2 USC-C ports
  • 3 USB ports
  • multiport-hub included: supports 1 monitor as docking station, USB C hub, 7-in-1 USB C adapter
  • optical drive not included, 1 can be provided upon request
  • Up to 13.3″ display
  • LCD display provided as-needed
  • measures 13.03″ wide by 0.9″ high by 8.7″ deep
  • 3.01 lbs

Standard Printer Configuration

HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn

  • Replaced as needed
  • Print only
  • Print speed letter: Up to 45 ppm (black)
  • Auto duplex printing; 2 paper trays (standard)
  • Uses toner with JetIntelligence

Funding Sources

Computer Replacement Fund: Most college-owned computers are purchased through the Computer Replacement Fund. This Fund is also responsible for replacing computers in general use and departmental computer labs and repairing college-owned computers. Where appropriate, this fund helps defray computer replacement costs due to theft. It may also refurbish and reallocate computer equipment to meet campus needs.

Other sources: Faculty startup funds, departmental budgets, Technology Equipment and Maintenance budgets, endowed professorship funds, grants, and faculty travel/research funds.

Items not covered by the Computer Replacement Fund

  • additional paper tray units and envelope feeders
  • docking stations
  • scanners
  • external drives
  • displays for laptops
  • personal and color printers