How to Buy Computers
Computers are restricted items, meaning that regardless of dollar amount, permissions for these purchases must be routed to Purchasing.
Computers and hardware are restricted because WWU has contracts established with a number of computer vendors which give us very advantageous pricing on computer hardware. Additionally, maintenance and connectivity are simplified when consistent components are used, which keeps costs and repair times down.
Our preferred providers are shown below.
See details on recommended configurations.
How to Purchase
If you have a Dell profile/login, login to Dell Premier Access, configure your computer and create a quote. Save and attach your quote to a Purchase Form. All computers and laptops must include a minimum of a 3-year Hardware Service Warranty. Laptops must also have 3-year Accidental Damage Service.
If you do not have a Dell profile/login, please contact Maureen Christman to request a Dell Premier login. Please include your name, department, and contact information.
For additional information, contact Western's Account Rep, Betsy Bromley, 800.456.3335 ext 5139086.
Go to Apple for Education under "Shop for your School" follow the steps to find Western Washington University. Configure your computer and "add to cart". Click "Save Cart" if you have an account. If you do not have an account, print a copy of your cart and attach it to a Purchase Form.
All laptop computers must include AppleCare (you may add) and iMac's 3-year Parts Warranty (will be added by Purchasing for $49).
For additional information, contact Western's Account Rep, Kelly Matthews at 800.800.2775 ext 42685.
Western orders Surface Pro 3's through GovConnection.
Users must be associated with WWU’s account to place orders. If you do not have a GovConnection account/login set-up, please contact Maureen Christman.
All Surface Pro 3's must include a 3-year Commercial Extended Service Plan with ADH (Accidental Damage from Handling). Users may place an order using their PCard or by submitting a Purchase Form.
A standard Surface Pro 3 (i5 Processor, 8GB SDRAM, 256GB Hard Drive) bundled with a Type Cover is $1,229.84
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