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Retiring Devices
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When deploying devices, we often replace retiring devices and place them in a ‘Surplus Area’ at a school location. We have included a table below of various models* which would ideally be replaced, or at a minimum, retired from usage as a primary instructional/testing device/workstation. Please use this as a reference to help encourage replacement vs supplementing an existing outdated device. Below, we have condensed a table for PC and macOS platforms. Please check the following if you are evaluating Chromebooks or iPads. (Links incoming for Chromebooks/iPads.)

A couple of notes regarding the included table:
- All are beyond manufacturer’s warranty and also exceed Technology’s supported hardware range.
- The majority devices listed are hardware which is approaching at least 7+ years old.
- If not already apparent, these devices do not offer an ideal experience for End-Users.
- Hardware requirements have increased over the past several years, the list includes many models
  which do not meet recommended hardware requirements for various requested software or Testing applications.


Lenovo Apple
Laptop Models Desktop Models Macbooks/iMacs/MacMinis
11e 1st/2nd Gen 1F3 iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009)
11e 3rd Gen A25 iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
E430 A32 iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
E470 A1U iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010)
E560 A3U iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011)
E570 B1U iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014)
L430 B3U iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
L440 B5U iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)
L450 B9U Mac mini (Late 2012)
L460 C2U Mac mini (Late 2014)
L470 E4U MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
L550 10AG MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
L560 10AX MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)
L570 10B3 MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
P50s 10B6 MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
P51s 10BT MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
T440s 10BU MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
T460s 10CT MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
x130e 10EY MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
x131e 10JA  
Yoga 260 10MC  

*There are some models which may not appear on this list due to not being powered on or connected to network/utilized on a campus recently.

If you have a question of a model which does not appear on the table above, please reach out to us with a serial # and we can advise on those instances.


Determining the Model of above referenced devices:
- Lenovo Laptop: These are easily identified while looking at the device below the Right Bottom corner   
  of the display.

- Lenovo Desktop: There is a tag that is best referenced on these located on the case towards the rear of
   the device. Lenovo altered their tag in 2014. The images below highlight the model location.     
                                (Primarily Pre-2014)                                                        (2014 Onward)


- Apple Devices: Navigate to the ‘Apple Icon’ in the top left and select ‘About this Mac’.
  Within the ‘Overview’ tab which is shown as default, we see Mac Mini (2018) below as an example.


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