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.
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.
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.
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
|UB Purchasing Contact:
UBIT has information about the purchase of computers, mobile devices and other electronic equipment for your personal use.
Purchasing and Contract Services is not responsible for the information provided by UBIT about personal purchases. Direct all inquiries to UBIT.
When in doubt, find out! Consult with our purchasing agents for advice.
All procurement activity is subject to periodic audit to monitor compliance with policies and procedures.