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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.

September 2020: Due to global stock constraints, the delivery of standard equipment is delayed. If you require computer equipment, please contact and we will work with you to order suitable computer hardware as quickly as possible.

Dell Latitude 3190


$799 with PST/GST*

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Dell Latitude 3410


$1086 with PST/GST*

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Dell Latitude 5310


$1561 with PST/GST*

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Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1

Latitude 9410

$2340 with PST/GST*

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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.