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Computers and software

Computers and software

Standard technology solutions

Technology Solutions Centre: desktop computers

What is a standard computer?

Standard Computers consist of:

  • carefully evaluated and tested hardware that can be encrypted (TPM chip) and warranty serviced on campus
  • a secure UVic-specific software image including Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, and Symantec Endpoint Protection, that is ready to connect to enterprise services such as Active Directory (allowing you to log on with your NetLink ID and password) and BitLocker (to encrypt your hard drive)
  • a preferred supplier who maintains local inventory for the quickest possible delivery to campus

These standard desktop computers are available for delivery 48 hours after processing your WebReq

For more information about technical approval, university purchasing policies, and forms to request a deviation from standards, please visit our technical approvals page and see our flow chart.

June 2019: Due to industry-wide parts shortages, new hardware orders have been significantly delayed.  The Technology Solutions Centre is working with manufacturers and our suppliers to address these stock shortages as quickly as possible and select updated standard models.  If you have an urgent need for equipment, please contact us at and we will be happy to investigate all options available to help find a solution.

We will update this message when these issues are no longer affecting UVic orders.


OptiPlex 3060 SFF


$967 with PST/GST*

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OptiPlex 5060 MT

5040 MT

$1393 with PST/GST*

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OptiPlex 3060 Micro


$910 with PST/GST*

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*The prices listed here are provided by our suppliers and can change without notice. If you require exact pricing due to limited funds, please let us know and we will obtain a current quote for you.

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If none of our standard desktops meet your computing needs, please contact the Technology Solutions Centre. We will be happy to work with you to find alternative hardware solutions.