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Technology Solutions Centre: Computers

The purpose of the Technology Solutions Centre (TSC) is to provide assistance to faculty and staff with institutional technology acquisitions. Faculty and staff interested in acquiring computers are encouraged to contact the Technology Solutions Centre, where trained staff can assess requirements, recommend solutions, assist with acquiring computer equipment, provide demonstrations, and answer questions regarding desktop and laptop computer configurations.

If you have been directed to the Technology Solutions Centre to submit a form requesting approval for deviation from personal computer standards (University Policy AD2515), please fill out and return the Standards Review Document.

Update to Pro-D/CAF Technical Approval: If you have been directed to the Technology Solutions Centre to receive technical approval for a Professional Development (Pro D) or Computer Acquisition Fund (CAF) reimbursement, please read the Technical Approval Requirements for Computer Equipment Reimbursements document. We strongly recommend requesting technical approval prior to purchasing equipment as computer hardware not approved by the TSC will not be reimbursed by Accounting.

Update to AD2515 and FM5105 Technical Approval: If you have been directed to the Technology Solutions Centre to receive technical approval for an institutional purchase (this includes equipment purchased with research grant money), please read the Institutional Acquisition and Standardization of Information Technology Devices (AD2515) and Purchasing Services Policy (FM5105) Activity Flow Diagram.

Questions? Start with our FAQ...

Why should I buy a TSC standard PC?

  1. You will get a modern, reliable computer that will meet your computing needs at 20-40% less than the retail price
  2. Your computer will be delivered to your office within 24 hours of your order
  3. You do not need to worry about Office or anti-virus software; it's included!
  4. You receive 3-years of next-business-day on-site warranty repair service
  5. You will be fully licensed to run all software included with your computer

How do I order these workstations?

If your department has desktop support, please contact this individual to obtain these workstations. If you have access to WebReq and would like to make these purchases yourself, please click the "Buy now" button beneath the workstation that you are interested in, attach your order form to a WebReq, and submit the WebReq to the Technology Solutions Centre. A WebReq that is submitted electronically to the Technology Solutions Centre is the only method of ordering equipment. We are unable to accept paper copies of WebReqs or other payment methods.

Note: As outlined in the WebReq instructions, the vendor for your order is Microserve. You will be invoiced by Microserve for your purchase. The Technology Solutions Centre is not a vendor and will not invoice you directly for your purchase.

When will my hardware arrive?

For a TSC standard computer, your new computer should arrive on the next business day after the WebReq has been processed by Purchasing.

For a custom Dell or Lenovo computer, please anticipate 2-3 weeks (Dell) or 6-8+ weeks (Lenovo) for delivery after the WebReq has been processed by Purchasing. Custom workstations are orderedly directly from the manufacturer and are built to order.

Where will my new hardware be delivered?

Your new hardware will be delivered to the location specified on the WebReq. This can be your desktop support person, your department's general office, or even your office. You will not need to transport a computer from the Technology Solutions Centre to your office. Remember to include the building and room number to avoid incorrect deliveries.

How does my warranty work?

All Dell workstations have a 3-Year Next Business Day Onsite Service including parts and labour and keep your hard drive.

Please contact the Computer Help Desk or TSC to arrange for warranty service for your standard Dell computer.

What if none of these workstations meet my computing needs?

Please contact the Technology Solutions Centre to discuss a solution to meet your requirements. We will be happy to work with you to find alternative hardware to meet your needs.

What is the difference between the Bookstore and the Technology Solutions Centre?

The Bookstore provides non-institutional retail sales for students, faculty, and staff at UVic. They are also the official source for Apple products on campus. The The Technology Solutions Centre is the authority for institutional purchases, technical approvals, technology reviews, and equipment repair. The Bookstore and the Technology Solutions Centre work closely together.

Are Apple computers available?

Yes! If you are eligible to obtain non-standard technology, the TSC can help you acquire recommended Apple packages.

How can I get peripherals for these workstations, such as power bars, ethernet cables, laptop bags, or cable locks?

Commonly requested peripherals have been included in the accessories. If you require other peripherals, please contact the Bookstore. The TSC does not keep items in stock for resale, but can help with sourcing vendors for specific needs.

How do I get service for these workstations?

Please contact your department's desktop support or the Computer Help Desk to receive assistance with your workstation.

Who do I contact for repairs of computing equipment?

Please contact your department's desktop support or the Technology Solutions Centre to arrange for repairs of computers purchased through the Technology Solutions Centre. Repairs of Apple computers will be performed by our Apple-certified technicians; Apple computers can be dropped off at the Bookstore or the Computer Help Desk for this service. Repairs to computers purchased through the Computer Store or Bookstore can be performed by the Bookstore. Repairs to all other computers can be performed by the Computer Help Desk.

Are these configurations available to students?

Unfortunately, no. The TSC is currently equipped only for institutional sales for faculty and staff via WebReq. Retail computer purchases are available from the Bookstore.

The University of Victoria offers the following standard computers for institutional acquisition via WebReq, as well as computer accessories:



Standard computers

These standard desktop and laptop computers are available for delivery 24 hours* after processing your WebReq. They are mandatory unless your department is exempt.

*The just-updated Regular laptop model will be in stock in mid-January.

Regular desktop

7010 SFF
System without monitor : $743.63
Dell Higher Education price: $1238.00*

Specifications

Dell OptiPlex 7010 Small Form Factor
3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3470 3.20 GHz
4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory
HD2500 integrated graphics with 2 x DP, 1 x VGA, and one DP-to-DVI adapter
250 GB SATA HDD
8x SATA DVD RW optical drive
Keyboard & mouse
10' Ethernet Cable
Standard software

Best used for

Web-browsing
Email
Microsoft Office applications
Offices or labs where desktop space is limited

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2) & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

Cyberpower 750 - $10.88

Targus combination lock - $20.45
DP to DVI adapter
DisplayPort to DVI Video Adapter Converter - $15.50


High performance desktop

7010 Mini Tower
System without monitor : $926.79
(Dell Higher Education price: $1475.00*)

Specifications

Dell OptiPlex 7010 Mini Tower
Intel Core i7-3770 3.40 GHz CPU
8GB DDR3-1600 memory
HD4000 integrated graphics with 2 x DP,1 x VGA, and one DP-to-DVI adapter
500 GB SATA HDD
16x DVD RW drive
Keyboard & mouse
10' Ethernet Cable
Standard software

Best used for

Web-browsing
Email
Microsoft Office applications
Statistical software
Graphic design
Drafting
Video editing

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2) & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

Cyberpower 750 - $10.88

Targus combination lock - $20.45
DP to DVI adapter
DisplayPort to DVI Video Adapter Converter - $15.50
Bracket for second hard drive - $4.10


Regular laptop

E5430
Laptop : $1088.17
Dell Higher Education price: $1535.00*

Specifications

Dell Latitude E5440 laptop (Latitude 14 5000 series)
4th Gen Intel Core i5 4300U
4 GB DDR3L-1600 memory
320 GB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
8x DVD RW optical drive
14.0" WLED screen
HD+ 1600 x 900 screen resolution
4-cell/40Whr battery
Webcam with microphone
10' Ethernet cable
2.0 Kg (4.3 lbs)
Standard software

Best used for

Portability
Web-browsing
Email
Microsoft Office applications

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2) & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)
Docking station - $129.59
Dell PR03x docking station
VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort outputs
5 USB ports, 1 e-SATA port
AC adapter included
regular battery
Extra battery - $106.00
Dell E-series 4-cell battery
Extra battery for E5440 and E6440 laptops
40 Whr
6-cell battery
Extra battery - $131.00
Dell E-series 6-cell battery
Extra battery for E5440 and E6440 laptops
65 Whr
battery slice
Extra battery - $228.00
Dell E-series 9-cell battery slice
Extra battery for E5440 and E6440 laptops
97 Whr

Extra power adapter - $47.50
Dell E-series 90W AC adapter
Compatible with E5420, E5430, or E6520

Laptop package - $62.43
Cyberpower 750
Laptop lock
Laptop bag

Targus combination lock - $20.45


High-performance laptop

coming soon
Laptop : $1506.17
Dell Higher Education price: $2305.00*

Specifications

Dell Latitude E6440
4th Generation Intel Core i7-4600M 2.9 GHz CPU
8 GB DDR3L-1600 MHz memory
500 GB Solid State Hybrid Drive
8x DVD RW optical drive
14" LCD screen with Intel HD graphics 4600
HD+ 1600x900 screen resolution
6-cell/60Whr battery
2.12 Kg (4.68 lbs)
Webcam & Bluetooth
10' Ethernet Cable
Standard software

Best used for

Desktop replacement
Web-browsing
Email
Microsoft Office applications
Statistical software
Graphic design
Drafting
Video editing

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2) & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)
Docking station - $129.59
Dell PR03x docking station
VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort outputs
5 USB ports, 1 e-SATA port
AC adapter included
regular battery
Extra battery - $106.00
Dell E-series 4-cell battery
Extra battery for E5440 and E6440 laptops
40 Whr
6-cell battery
Extra battery - $131.00
Dell E-series 6-cell battery
Extra battery for E5440 and E6440 laptops
65 Whr
battery slice
Extra battery - $228.00
Dell E-series 9-cell battery slice
Extra battery for E5440 and E6440 laptops
97 Whr

Extra power adapter - $47.50
Dell E-series 90W AC adapter
Compatible with E5420, E5430, or E6520

Laptop package - $62.43
Cyberpower 750
Laptop lock
Laptop bag

Targus combination lock - $20.45


* Dell educational price of this system from www.dell.ca as of December 24, 2013



Specific purpose computers

These computers have been identified to meet specific requirements for high performance research computing or portability. They are typically delivered 3 weeks after processing your WebReq.

Regular portable

Lenovo X131e
Portable: $809.17
Lenovo direct price: $939.00*

Specifications

Lenovo X131e Intel
Intel Core i3-2367 CPU
4 GB RAM
128 GB SSD
11.6" LED screen
1366 x 768 screen resolution
6-cell/54Whr battery
Webcam
10' Ethernet Cable
1.78 Kg (3.92 lbs)
Standard software

Best used for

Portability, on-the-go use
Web-browsing
Email
Microsoft Office applications

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Laptop can support up to 2 monitors with optional USB 3.0 dock
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

Lenovo USB 3.0 dock
USB Dock - $76.00
Lenovo Thinkpad USB 3.0 dock
1 x DVI-D and 1 x DVI-I outputs - supports two external monitors
1 DVI-to-VGA adapter included
5 USB 3.0 ports
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port
Stereo/Microphone combo port
AC adapter included (dock requires AC power to operate)


Laptop package - $62.43
Cyberpower 750
Laptop lock
Laptop bag


Targus combination lock - $20.45


High-performance portable

E7240
Portable: $1573.17
Dell Higher Education price: $2685.00*

Specifications

Dell Latitude E7240 Laptop
4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600 CPU
8 GB DDR3L-1600 memory
128 GB SSD
12.5" LED screen with 1366 x 768 resolution
4-cell 45 Wh battery
Webcam, Bluetooth
3.1 lbs / 1.4 Kg
10' Ethernet Cable
Standard software

Best used for

Portability, on-the-go use with docking capability
Web-browsing
Email
Microsoft Office applications

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Laptop can support up to 2 monitors with optional docking station
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

Docking station - $129.59
Dell PR03x docking station
VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort outputs
5 USB ports, 1 e-SATA port
AC adapter included

Cyberpower 750 - $10.88

Targus combination lock - $20.45


Ultralight

Lenovo X1 Carbon
Laptop: $1849.00
Price subject to change; contact TSC for more info*

Specifications

Lenovo X1 Carbon 3444F9U
Intel Core i7-3667U
8 GB RAM
180 GB SSD
14" LED screen
1600 x 900 screen resolution
4-cell/54Whr battery
Webcam
10' Ethernet Cable
1.36 Kg (3.00 lbs)
Standard software

Best used for

Portability, on-the-go use
Web-browsing
Email
Microsoft Office applications

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Laptop can support up to 2 monitors with optional USB 3.0 dock
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

Lenovo USB 3.0 dock
USB Dock - $76.00
Lenovo Thinkpad USB 3.0 dock
1 x DVI-D and 1 x DVI-I outputs - supports two external monitors
1 DVI-to-VGA adapter included
5 USB 3.0 ports
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port
Stereo/Microphone combo port
AC adapter included (dock requires AC power to operate)

Laptop package - $62.43
Cyberpower 750
Laptop lock
Laptop bag

Targus combination lock - $20.45

Small desktop

M93p Tiny
System without monitor : $748.50
Pricing subject to change; contact TSC for more info*

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p Tiny
4th Generation Intel Core i5 4570t (2.9 GHz)
4 GB RAM 500 GB solid state-hybrid drive
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 with 1 x DisplayPort and 1 x VGA outputs
USB Keyboard & Mouse
Single Band N105 B/G/N Wireless
DVD-RW optical drive
Includes VESA mounting bracket
3 Yr Onsite warranty

Standard software

Best used for

Please note: This configuration is intended for digital signage installations on campus, and does not come with the same accessories as other workstations.

Digital signage
Web-browsing
Email
Microsoft Office applications
Offices or labs where desktop space is limited

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2) & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

Cyberpower 750 - $10.88

Targus combination lock - $20.45
DP to DVI adapter
DisplayPort to DVI Video Adapter Converter - $15.50


High performance research workstation

Precision T5600

System without monitor : $contact TSC

Specifications

Dell Precision T5600 Mini Tower
Single Intel® Xeon® Processor (E5-2609, Four Core, 2.4GHz, 10M)
16 GB, DDR3 RDIMM Memory, 1600MHz, ECC (4 x 4 GB DIMMs)
Intel® C600 series chipset
1.0 GB NVIDIA® Quadro® 600 with 1 x DP & 1 x DVI outputs
1 TB, 7200 RPM 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
8X DVD+/-RW SATA optical drive
635W Power Supply, 85% Efficiency
Keyboard & mouse
10' Ethernet Cable
Standard software

Optional Upgrades

The Dell Precision T5600 can be customized to meet your requirements.  If you are interested in an upgraded workstation, please contact the TSC for a quote.

Single or Dual Processors:

  • Intel® XEON_8 (E5-2687W, E5-2680, E5-2665, E5-2650)
  • Intel® Xeon® 6-Core (E5-2667, E5-2630, E5-2620)
  • Intel® Xeon® Quad Core (E5-2643, E5-2603, E5-2609)

Memory:

  • Up to 128 GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600Mhz - 8 DIMMS

Graphics:

  • Support for two PCI Express® x16 Gen 2 or Gen 3 graphics cards up to 300W (total for graphics)

Hard Drive:

  • Up to 3000 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
  • Up to 900 GB Serial Attached SCSI hard drive (10000 RPM)
  • Up to 512 GB Solid State Drive SATA hard drive
  • Up to 146 GB Serial Attached SCSI hard drive (15000 RPM)

Best used for

High performance computing such as:

Research computing
Working with multiple virtual machines
Statistical software with large and complex data sets
Graphic design
Drafting
High performance video editing
Advanced scientific modeling and analysis

Available accessories


22" LED monitor - $184.00
Dell P2213 LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2) & VGA inputs
1680 x 1050 resolution
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 130mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

u2412m
24" LED monitor - $297.00
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED monitor
DVI-D, DP (1.2), & VGA inputs
1920 x 1200 resolution
IPS technology with rich, accurate colours
Tilt, swivel, and pivot with 115mm height adjustment range
Each desktop can support up to 2 monitors
(Required $9 environmental fee included)

Cyberpower 750 - $10.88

Targus combination lock - $20.45
DP to DVI adapter
DisplayPort to DVI Video Adapter Converter - $15.50
Bracket for second hard drive - $4.10


* Dell Higher Education price of this system from www.dell.ca as of January 6, 2014 and Lenovo direct price from lenovo.com as of August 16, 2013.



Included software

All desktops and laptops come with 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise operating system, Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus, 3-years of Symantec Endpoint Protection, a 10ft network cable, as well as 3-years of on-site pro support next business day warranty.

Standard disk encryption

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption is included in Windows 7 Enterprise and recommended for use with all capable TSC standard workstations. There is no additional cost for this disk encryption software.

Standard anti-virus

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) provides protection against viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malware. It provides a host-based firewall and intrusion detection, as well as protection against zero-day and unknown threats. It is a critical tool for keeping personal and university information safe. University Systems is pleased to provide this software to current faculty and staff for both home and office use.

Software: free for faculty and staff
(Suggested retail price: $90.47)



Other Microsoft software

The Technology Solutions Centre is also able to procure licenses for Microsoft products independant of a hardware purchase.

Software title Part number TSC price
Microsoft Visio 2013 Standard Edition D86-05324 $39.96
Microsoft Visio 2013 Professional Edition D87-05984 $77.44
Microsoft Project 2013 Standard Edition 076-05273 $90.56
Microsoft Project 2013 Professional Edition H30-04027 $151.05




To request a quote for software not listed here, please contact the Technology Solutions Centre.



Contact information

If you would like a demonstration or more information about the equipment listed above, please contact the Technology Solutions Centre:

  • Email: tsc@uvic.ca
  • Telephone: 250-853-3572
  • In person: Clearihue C143
  • Hours of operation: 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday