UB students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of special pricing through Dell and Apple when purchasing personal computers. Dell also offers alumni discounts. Using the links below, you can select, configure, and order your hardware.
- From the Apple Store page,choose Education Store.
- Click Select Your College
- Follow the instructions to find the University of Baltimore.
OTS uses standard computer images configured specifically for Dell hardware. Standard images allow OTS to efficiently deploy, maintain and troubleshoot computers. The current computer image runs Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise.The business-class Dell Optiplex and Latitude systems recommended are designed for our environment, from the availability of warranty parts to the integration of docking ports on laptops. When choosing a computer for your office, you are encouraged to select from one of the Dell computers listed. If you buy a different model or brand, you may experience a delay with installation and support.
OTS encourages departments to purchase:
When ordering one of the models listed above, you can adjust the amount of memory, hard drive space, and processor speed to accommodate the purpose of the computer.
Also, we recommended a three to four year replacement cycle for your department’s computer. By replacing your computers every three to four years, you ensure everyone is using a computer capable of supporting standard business applications.
Hewlett Packard is a common and reliable printer found on campus and is OTS’ brand choice. Before buying printer determine what type/model fits your needs. Consider the following questions to help you identify what type of printer to purchase:
OTS provides basic support for the setup and use of campus networked and non-networked printers. It is the responsibility of each department to contact their vendor of choice for repair.