ETS offers advice on the purchase of computers and computer-related products and participates in campus-wide negotiated special pricing with Apple and Dell. We provide software and hardware support to faculty, staff, and students from a central IT Service Desk. We also make available a variety of tools and services for technical support staff to centrally manage desktop computers using automated processes.

In cooperation with University Purchasing & Contracts, ETS, and the UVM Techstore, University departments are required to use central services and purchase computer systems through the Techstore.

Note: due to continuing pandemic-related supply chain shortages, we reserve the right to substitute existing stock items of equal or better specifications.  Price point will be similar to the items below.

Recommended Institutional Computer Configurations

The Recommended Laptops below should meet the needs of nearly all faculty and staff for UVM business use. The selection of a Performance Laptop may need to be approved by your business manager and IT support team.

Consult with IT personnel if your requirements differ from the systems provided below.

To order or look up current model and pricing, place a requisition in PeopleSoft eProcurement using the applicable order code(s) shown below.

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Recommended

Dell Latitude 5400-Series 14-in.

16 GB Memory

512 GB Storage

Intel® Core i5™

14-in. Full HD Display

Windows 10 Enterprise

4-Yr. Dell ProSupport+ Warranty[1]

Order Code: DELLLT1

MacBook Air 13-in.

8 GB Memory

512 GB Storage

Apple M Series Processor

13.3-in Retina Display

macOS

4-Yr. AppleCare+ Warranty[1]

Order Code: MACLT1

Performance
(approval required)

Precision Mobile 5500-Series 15-in.

16 GB memory

512 GB Storage

Intel® Core i7™

15.6-in. Full HD Display

Windows 10 Enterprise

4-Yr. Dell ProSupport+ Warranty[1]

Order Code: DELLLT2

MacBook Pro 14-in.

16 GB memory

512 GB Storage

Apple M Series Processor

14.2-inch Retina Display

macOS

4-Yr. AppleCare+ Warranty[1]

Order Code: MACLT2

Laptop Docking Package

To use your choice of laptop as a desktop workstation, add the applicable docking bundle to your requisition in PeopleSoft.
For dual-monitor workstations, add a second, non-hub monitor to your requisition, e.g., Dell Professional or UltraSharp (with budget approval).

Dell 24-in. UltraSharp FHD Hub Monitor[2]

Verbatim Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Order Code: DELLDOCKSETUP

Dell 24-in. UltraSharp FHD Hub Monitor[2]

Satechi Aluminum USB Keyboard

Satechi C1 USB-C Wired Mouse

Order Code: MACDOCKSETUP

USB-C Adapter for Classroom Use

Satechi Type-C Slim Multiport Adapter with Ethernet

Price will be discounted when purchased on laptop requisitions

Order Code: 141632

  1. Provides accidental damage protection. Some exclusions apply. See store for details.
  2. Provides: RJ45 Ethernet port, HDMI port, DisplayPort (in), DisplayPort (out), USB-C upstream port (connection to computer), four (4) USB 3.2 Type-A ports (1 with power charging), USB-C port (10Gbps, 15W)

Laptop IconPurchase Apple and Dell Computers & Accessories

The Techstore in the Bookstore is UVM's Authorized Campus Reseller of Apple and Dell computers, tablets, monitors, and accessories.  The Client Services Hardware Team is authorized to repair most Apple and Dell products sold through the Tech Store.

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UVM is performing contract reviews on the purchase, license, or usage of IT hardware, software, professional services, and/or software maintenance used on campus and/or by UVM resources, whether it’s a new contract or a renewal. For complete information, see the IT Contract Review Knowledge Base article.