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Computers and software

Computers and software

Standard technology solutions

Technology Solutions Centre: Laptops

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 within 2 business days 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.

Dell Latitude 3190


$877 with PST/GST*

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Dell Latitude 3400


$1178 with PST/GST*

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Dell Latitude 5300


$1816 with PST/GST*

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Dell XPS 13 Touch


$0 with PST/GST*

Currently Unavailable

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1


$2530 with PST/GST*

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Dell Latitude 5290 Tablet


$0 with PST/GST*

Currently Unavailable

Special order

If none of our standard laptops meet your needs, please contact the Technology Solutions Centre. We will be happy to work with you to find other options.