Buying a Computer or Printer
Brown students, faculty and staff are eligible for discounted pricing on Apple and Dell computers and Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers. The Personal Purchases section describes how to purchase computers and printers for home/dorm/personal use. The Brown University Purchases section describes how faculty and staff may purchase computers and printers for institutional use. Before buying a computer or printer, please review Brown's recommended computer configurations or recommended printer configurations.
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Note: The best pricing is available on the Dell systems listed as standard configurations. Selecting different models or changing configurations will affect price. Discounted rates on Dell computers are available from both locations, however, inventory and configurations will vary.
Brown University students, faculty, and staff who plan to purchase a new computer or printer for personal use are encouraged to purchase a Brown recommended computer from Dell or Apple or a recommended printer from HP.To buy:
For Personal Purchases, the Brown Bookstore Technology Center is your authorized service center for both Dell and Apple computers.
Dell provides a discount to Brown University faculty, staff and students. When ordering from Dell, you can custom configure your personal computer and receive significant discounts over most other brands.
Faculty are free to choose the computing platform which best supports their research and teaching requirements. Dell is Brown's preferred supplier for Windows computers; faculty should consider purchasing one of the CIS recommended Dell standard configurations.
If you are administrative staff working in an academic department, consult with your Information Technology Service Technician (ITSC) or Departmental Computing Coordinator (DCC) about the solution that is best for you.
Faculty and staff requiring a printer for Brown University use are encouraged to purchase a recommended model from HP.Recommendations:
CIS Service and Repair is a Dell Authorized Service Center, an Apple Authorized Service Location and HP printers Service Center.
If you have any questions about computer configurations before placing an order, please check with your Departmental Computing Coordinator (DCC) or contact CIS Software Services (863-7476, email: Software_Services).