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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 computers are typically available for delivery 48 hours after processing your WebReq, provided stock is available at Microserve. Delays may occur due to manufacturing & shipping issues and high order volume.

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.


February 2020: Due to high volume, Microserve orders may experience delays. Please refer to the Fiscal Year End deadline schedule outlined on the Accounting Services website.


OptiPlex 3070 SFF


$948 with PST/GST*

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OptiPlex 5070 MT

5040 MT

$1415 with PST/GST*

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OptiPlex 3070 Micro


$878 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.