Purchasing Hardware

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The University at Buffalo is best able to support your use of computers and other hardware in your role at the university if you follow UB standards and recommendations.

UB 2020 Standard Configurations

By standardizing on a limited number of configurations, UB obtains a larger discount, can create a custom UB plug and play image for Windows use, and provide a more efficient and consistent level of support at the department level.

Plan for Extended Lead Times

Information technology products are experiencing extended lead times due to current supply chain conditions.  Please review lead times and plan accordingly prior to ordering. Review purchasing updates and lead times for IT products.

Other Desktop Hardware

If the UB 2020 standards do not meet your needs, please review the business class configurations with the preferred, authorized suppliers listed below. Business class configurations are easier to support on campus.

Consumer-based hardware, such as desktops and notebooks from retail stores and online retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg and Tiger Direct are not recommended. Please check with your IT support staff prior to buying a non-standard selection.  

HEWLETT PACKARD (HP)
For HP Desktop, Notebook and Other Non-enterprise Products

Supplier Contact:

 

Affinity Enterprises, LLC
Amy Palka
Email: apalka@affinityenterprises.net
Phone: 800-923-6846 x707 or 585-704-8471
Web: www.affinityenterprises.net

UB Purchasing Contact:
Julie Lewek
716-645-4568
julielew@buffalo.edu
LENOVO
For Lenovo Desktop, Notebook and Other Non-enterprise Products
Supplier Contact:

Garret D. Warrick
Lenovo Inside Sales Representative
Email: gwarrick@lenovo.com
Phone: 919-874-3503
UB Purchasing Contact:
Julie Lewek
716-645-4568
julielew@buffalo.edu

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Purchasing Personally-Owned Computers

UBIT has information about the purchase of computers, mobile devices and other electronic equipment for your personal use.

Procurement Services is not responsible for the information provided by UBIT about personal purchases. Direct all inquiries to UBIT.