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Purchasing PCs

The IT Purchasing team supplies the University with all new PCs for all of the schools and services and is a vital service given how much of our work now relies on using computers on a daily basis.

We set up all PCs with our own University's Digital Workspace image which contains Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, Skype for Business, SPSS and a variety of other common and useful software for use by staff. Agresso & ASIS are also there for those that need access to them as well. For more information on Digital Workspace, visit here.

We can also purchase new software as well for your new PC. Please let us know when placing your order.

In common with all other Universities within the UK, we operate under frameworks & agreements for procument of new computing equipment. The three frameworks the University primarily uses are:

  • National Desktop & Notebook Agreement (NDNA - For PCs and laptops)
    • Our primary companies supplying PCs are: Dell, HP, Lenovo, Stone, Viglen.
    • Our primary companies supplying laptops are: Lenovo
  • National Education Printer Agreement (NEPA - For office printers)
    • Our primary companies supplying printers are: HP
  • IT Related Accessories & Parts (ITRAP - For other IT peripherals and equipment)

For staff within schools please contact your school technician to find out more. For those working in the services please contact your budget holder for approval.

PCs

The IT Purchasing team supplies the University with a standard model of PC with four different specifications (found in the table below).

Each PC that we sell comes as standard in a tower case (similar to what most of the University currently has) but if you need something smaller or to fit in specific places then please get in touch and we'll ask our suppliers what they can do. Each new PC from us also comes with a new keyboard and mouse as standard but monitors will need to be purchased separately.

We currently only keep the Standard Recommended spec of PC in stock, so we can usually have these deployed to your desk within 5 working days if all processes are followed. Any other spec machines and other differing specified PCs will usually have a 12-15 working day lead time before delivery to us (please bear this in mind when putting in rushed orders).

We also make sure that our PCs come with a 5 year next-working-day onsite warranty as standard (far better than the 1 year warranties typically found in high-street stores).

If you require any new software to be installed before deployment then please tell us when ordering. This also applies to new software that has to be ordered in specially.

Name Description Spec Guide
Standard Recommended Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications. PC Specifications - Summer 2017   
Standard Recommended Plus Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications with extra internal storage.
High Recommended Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications with power for photo/video editing & more.
High Recommended Plus Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications with power for photo/video editing & more. Also with extra internal storage
Graphics Replaces builtin graphics with one more powerful to drive extra monitos & use in photo/video editing. Not standard item & must be requested.

AIO PCs (All-In-One PCs)

We can also supply AIO PCs to you. These are self-contained units where the components are in the same unit (or chassis) as the display.

This allows greater space saving features, can look more appealing on desks and reduces some of the cable clutter.

We can supply AIO PCs from Stone, Viglen, HP, Lenovo. All come in our Standard & High Recommended specifications (like our standard PCs do).

They also come with 5 year warranty as standard and a new keyboard & mouse. Please note that these are not stock devices and follow the usual 10-15 day build time from our suppliers.

Name Screen Size Screen Resolution Description Spec Guide
Standard Recommended 24" 1920x1080 (Full HD) Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications. AIO PCs - Q1 2018

High Recommended 24" 1920x1080 (Full HD) Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications with power for photo/video editing & more.

Monitors

We supply the following standard monitors for use on our PCs:

Manufacturer Screen Size Widescreen Speakers Resolution Stock Item
Iiyama 22" Yes Built-In 1920x1080 (Full HD) Yes
Iiyama 24" Yes Built-In 1920x1080 (Full HD) Yes

If you have any special requirements for displays such as for 4K & 5K resolution, visual disabilities, specialist graphic design, touchscreen or Apple's Thunderbolt displays then please get in touch with the IT Purchasing team directly & raise an RFQ within eMarketPlace.

 

 

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