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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 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.

Service Notice: Friday December 20th is the last scheduled delivery date for Microserve orders until the campus re-opens on January 2nd.

If you need to make arrangements for on-campus delivery on Monday December 23rd or Tuesday December 24th, please contact to see if your request can be accommodated.

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.