Supported Hardware

The LITS Help Desk supports diagnostics and repair for all college-owned computer equipment. All systems must be tagged and logged into MHC's Computing Inventory before repairs can be performed. Please contact the Help Desk with any questions, x2600.

All MHC faculty and staff desktop computers are replaced on a 4-5 year rotation plan according to our Computer Replacement Support Strategy. Each year, LITS purchases standard supported desktop and laptop hardware to replace computers that have reached the end of their rotation time on campus.  Faculty and staff members who need to request a computer that differs from our current hardware standards stated below, and/or who need to request a new computer purchase outside the standard 4-5 year rotation plan, should fill out and submit a Computer Special Request Form

For any non-standard technology we strongly suggest you purchase warranty support and consider it as part of the cost when making the decision

Thinking of purchasing a new personal computer? See our Personal Purchases page for links to educationally priced vendors, suggested specifications and recommendations.  As the Help Desk does not support personally-owned systems here is a listing of Alternate Repair Solutions.

Hardware Specifications

The following tables outline the specifications of the systems we plan to install on campus during the upcoming year. Standards evolve frequently and our current specification may not reflect this list exactly, but they will reflect these standards or better. If you are considering the purchase of a new computer, we recommend that you consider a similar system. There are pre-customized, educationally priced systems available for you to consider; see Purchasing a New Computer. If you have any questions that are not answered here on this page, please call us at x2600 or email us at

PC Desktop
Optiplex 5050
Operating System: Windows 10
Processor: Intel i5 3.5 GHz
Hard Drive: 256 GB solid state
Monitor: 22" 

PC Laptop
Latitude 5480
Operating System: Windows 10
Processor: Intel i5 2.6 GHz
Hard Drive: 256 GB solid state
Monitor: 14"

Apple Desktop
iMac 21.5"
Processor: Intel i5 2.3 GHz
Hard Drive: 256 GB solid state

Apple Laptop
MacBook Air 13"
Processor: Intel i5 1.8 GHz
Hard Drive: 256 GB solid state


Mobile Devices: 

The LITS Help Desk supports mobile device access to MHC's email and/or connection to the campus wireless network, for devices such as smartphones and tablets.  Your service provider - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, TMobile, can assist with full operations of your device and applications.  We have experience with iPhones, iPad and Android, and can assist with setting up your MHC Gmail account on these devices.