Getting Started with Hardware

We recommend that your personally owned computer meets University at Buffalo standards. Discover how to purchase personally owned and departmental computers. Check which UB information technology services are available to you on your mobile device(s).

Evaluate your current or next computer. We recommend bringing a laptop computer. Laptops are the most versatile device to support all aspects of student life at UB. Alternatively, students can also bring a combination of devices, such as a tablet or smartphone and a desktop computer.
Find and purchase computers, mobile devices and other electronic equipment at a discount from licensed sellers. Computers should meet our hardware standards to be best supported.
If you are faculty or staff, your department may allow you to order computers, mobile devices and other electronics.
Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.