Information Services recommends that you order from the IS Equipment Catalog to address your computing needs. To see our list of standard hardware, please visit our IS Equipment Catalog in ServiceNow here (note that ServiceNow requires AD login & DUO 2-Factor Authentication). Please visit our ITSS web page here to view our expanded hardware list.
Information Services secondarily suggests purchasing your computing equipment through the UCSD Bookstore using a chart string.
Method of Payments
If you wish to buy an Apple device that qualifys for full IS support, please ensure to purchase it using University funds only. If you are purchasing Windows devices and would like them to be managed by Information Services, please purchase through our Equipment Catalog (link above).
Please refrain from making any purchase using a mix of personal and University funds.
The IS Equipment Catalog only accepts a chart string index as a method of payment.
What about 3rd party Vendors like Microsoft, Apple, BestBuy etc?
Regarding Apple devices specifically, visit our News site regarding our new opt-in approach to managed macOS devices.
The Equipment Catalog nor the Bookstore offers what I need
Information Services is confident that our wide range of offerings will cover most of the basic needs of the standard and advanced computer users. For individuals that have specific requirements not met by our current offerings, we are pleased to inform you that the IS Equipment Catalog has a section for non-standard device orders. Simply let us know what you are looking for and we will furnish you a quote so that your device can remain managed by Information services.
I don't know what to buy
If you need help deciding on a device, please feel free to submit a General Request asking for a consult and a member of Field Services will be glad to discuss your options for you.