Improved selection of laptops from the Technology Solutions Centre - now arriving with Windows 8.1

The Technology Solutions Centre has been listening to your requests, reviewing new laptops and tablet computers, and searching for devices that meet the evolving needs of our users.  We are pleased to announce the availability of a number of new laptops and tablets as standard computing devices.  These new models include the Lenovo Thinkpad X240 with over 17 hours of battery life, the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga that offers a touch screen in four different usage modes (laptop, tablet, tent, and stand), and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet with detachable keyboard.

To support a great experience with these new devices, the Technology Solutions Centre has been enhancing our service offerings:

  • Warranty: The Technology Solutions Centre is now certified to perform warranty repairs on standard Lenovo computers.  In addition to Dell computers, Lenovo computers can now be serviced quickly on-campus.
  • Software: To ensure all of the features of your new device are working flawlessly, each computer will now arrive with software and utilities that are tailored to that specific model.  Every standard computer now includes Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Office 2013, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and is ready to be encrypted using BitLocker.

During this transition to new models, the arrival of new orders may be delayed.  For the most up to date information on the availability of any model, please contact the Technology Solutions Centre at tsc@uvic.ca or 250-853-3572.

To learn more about our new standard models, please visit the Technology Solutions Centre online at www.uvic.ca/tsc, in-person in Clearihue C143, or contact us at tsc@uvic.ca or 250-853-3572.