Beginning in January 2017, departmental computer equipment will be purchased through the BuyUSI application. This eliminates the charge-back process associated with the previously used purchase process..
Employees authorized to use BuyUSI, can login to myUSI and click on the BuyUSI icon. Items will be found in various CATALOGS - see column 1 of each table below.
If you are planning to purchase a new computer for your office or department, please refer to the descriptions below to select the most appropriate model for your needs. The IT department has selected these computer options as the Institutional Standard. If you want/need a non-standard computer system, please contact the IT Department Operations Manager before you order. A non-standard computer system may have limited on-site support and may incur vendor based support fees. If you would like to see these items prior to ordering - come to the IT Helpdesk and ask for the "shopping cart". This is recommended for Laptops/tablets - to get a 'real' feel for size and weight.
|Dell||OptiPlex 5050 MT||i7-7700 (Quad Core 3.6GHz)||16GB||1TB
|Dell||OptiPlex 5050 SFF||i7-7700 (Quad Core 3.6GHz)||16GB||
* Desktop units come with Keyboard and Mouse
** Related items to consider: speakers, monitor, dual-monitor cables
*** Both Desktop units are identical, except for physical box dimensions (MT model is larger)
|Latitude 7280||i5-7200U (Dual Core 2.5GHz)||8GB||256GB
|Dell||Latitude 5480||i5-7200U (Dual Core 2.5GHz)||8GB||500GB
* If purchasing a laptop that will also serve as employee's desktop, consider buying an additional monitor and Docking Station.
** Related items to consider: monitor, keyboard, mouse, docking station
To purchase an Apple device - go to USI Tech Store located in the Campus Store
|Model||Processor||RAM||Hard Drive||Price||Screen Size||Weight||Keyboard/
|i5-6300U (Dual Core 2.4GHz)||8GB||256GB (SSD)||$766||13.3in||3.86 lb||Yes/Yes|
|Matrix||Surface Pro 4||
*Exterior case to protect device is STRONGLY recommended - see Accessories.
* If ordering as a secondary monitor, then additional cables will need to be purchased separately - see Accessories.
|Dell||Logitech Wireless Mouse/Keyboard (MK520)||$43|
|Dell||USB Optical Mouse (MS111)||$13|
|Dell||Quiet Key USB Keyboard (KB216)||$13|
|Dell||Logitech z130 Stereo Speakers||$20|
|Amazon**||Startech USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter
(used for Surface devices - to connect to Internet WIRED vs. wireless)
|Amazon**||Urban Armor (UAG) Surface CASE||$51.46|
|Amazon**||Cable for Dual Monitors|
|Amazon**||UGreen Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI & VGA Adapter
Cable to connect laptop/Surface to overhead Display
(faculty might use in classroom)
Kensington USB 3.0 Docking Station (SD3500v)
*All centrally-funded computers are shipped directly to the Information Technology Department. The machine will be built with the standard software and build. The Desktop Install Team will contact the department/purchaser to schedule an install time.
** Items listed as Amazon are not part of BuyUSI. These are just suggestions of items that we (IT) have purchased previously. I've added some images of these items to make shopping for them a bit easier.
Redeployed University Computer Equipment (for use on campus)
The USI Computer Redeployment Program allows departments to procure a gently used lab computer (usually about 3 years old) for a reasonable cost. These systems are still the property of USI and will be added to the requesting department's inventory. To inquire about available items, send an email to "it @ usi .edu" requesting a Redeployed computer.
Surplus Sale (for personal use)
Login to myUSI and click on the IT Surplus Equipment Store icon.
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