Hardware Specifications

FILP Laptops LogoThe specifications for the laptops in the Laptop Refresh Progam are listed in the table below.

These are the preliminary specs. The actual models you receive may differ in a few small details. Configurations are being negotiated; the specifications below indicate the likely features and configurations.


FeatureWindows/Windows TabletApple
Photo Dell E7440 MacBook Air 13 
Model Dell E7480 Ultrabook/E5289 2-in-1 Tablet MacBook Air 13
Operating System Windows 10 OSX
Weight 3.0 lbs/2.97 lbs 2.96 lbs.
Display Size  14" HD/12.5" HD 13.3" Widescreen Display
Processor 2.8 GHz i7/2.6 i5 1.8 (burst to 2.7) GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 8GB 8 GB
Screen/Resolution HD 1920 x 1080 (non-touch)/HD 1920 x 1080 touch with Stylus HD Widescreen Display
Hard Drive

256GB Solid State Drive

256GB Flash Storage

Optical Drive(s) N/A N/A
Wireless Integrated 802.11 a/g/n wireless networking card, Bluetooth AirPort Extreme Card 802.11n, Bluetooth
Warranty/Service 3-year parts, labor & service on-site 3-year AppleCare
Accident Insurance Yes N/A
Lithium Ion Battery 8+ hours 10+ hours
Mouse Trackpad Trackpad

Hardware FAQ

Can I use a USB key drive/external disk drive with this laptop?
Yes. The USB key drive simply connects to the laptop's USB port and is recognized by the operating system. External drives should also work. You can also store information on the laptop's hard drive, and back up any information on the laptop using the internal DVD burner. You should keep backups of all work you do on the laptop.
What am I responsible for when I use the laptop?
The laptop is University property, and as such you are expected to take reasonable care in keeping it secure and in good condition. For more information, please read the Responsible/Acceptable Use of Computing Services policy. You should also read the Software FAQ for information regarding proper use and responsibilities of software on your laptop.

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