Purchasing Departmental Hardware
The purchase of departmental computer hardware can be processed using procurement cards and purchase orders. Purchases must meet required Purchasing Guidelines.
NOTE: This page is for departmental computer purchases using procurement cards and
purchase orders. For personal purchases, visit the Personal Hardware page.
University Standards and Support
Visit the UB 2020 Configurations page for the most current UB recommended systems for campus use.
If you are unsure how your department selects IT products, contact your Information Technology Node Director for assistance.
How to Purchase Dell Products
Use the UB Custom Dell Configurator to
Visit the Dell Purchase Process page to get started.
How to Purchase Apple Products
Use the UB Custom Apple Store to:
Register yourself with the UB Custom Apple Store to get started.
How to Purchase Hewlett-Packard Products
The University at Buffalo uses Affinity Enterprises and/or CS Business systems for procurement of Hewlett-Packard Microcomputer systems hardware, printers, server and storage, related software, and related services. Please contact directly for price quote.
How to Purchase Lenovo Products
The University at Buffalo uses Brite Computers and/or CDWG for procurement of Lenovo Microcomputer systems. Please contact directly for price quote. Custom Built machines are NOT available from resellers for quantity 1. You must buy multiple units in order to use a PO for Custom Built Lenovo machines.
Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets
The new Microsoft Store in the Walden Galleria Mall has the best stock availability for Surface Pro 2 models. Purchase orders are accepted for in-stock models only and take 3-5 business days to process. The store will not back order out-of-stock merchandise. Any items out of stock will be cancelled from the purchase order. Procurement Cards can be used at the Microsoft store. UB receives a 5% discount on tablets and up to a 10% discount on accessories. You can pick-up your order or have it shipped to the campus.
Credit Card Only Suppliers
To help expedite your purchasing here is a list of suppliers that only accept credit cards and will not accept a UB PO as a form of payment.
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