Purchase a computer for use at PSU

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) fully supports standard configurations for PSU computers. Consult the PSU Computer Hardware Standards for a list of supported configurations before you purchase new PSU computers. (PSU Odin account required to view this document.)

Purchasing a supported PSU computer

You can purchase supported computer hardware through the ePSU Marketplace. Please note that a variety of computers are available through the Marketplace, but only the computers listed in OIT’s Computer Hardware Standards document are supported models. You can simplify your search by signing into the Marketplace and then following a few steps, depending on the type of computer you need.

If you need a new Windows computer

  1. From the Welcome to the ePSU Marketplace screen, select Dell. A page on Dell’s store with the title “Standard Configurations” will open in a new browser window.
  2. Select your desired computer from the list. Feel free to customize its configuration.

If you need a new Mac computer

  1. From the Welcome to the ePSU Marketplace screen, select Apple, Inc. A page on Apple’s store, with the title “Apple Store for Education” will open in a new browser window.
  2. Select your desired computer from the list. Feel free to customize its configuration.

If you choose to purchase a non-standard computer

Please note that non-standard computers purchased after September 1, 2019 will be subject to a $150 fee for each support request. This fee partially offsets the increased labor and time costs that OIT incurs when supporting a non-standard computer.

For more information about this fee, see Support for non-standard computers.

Making volume or specialized purchases

If you have a volume purchase, or require a specialized system to be quoted at contract pricing, please complete our Non-standard hardware purchase request form. We will work with you to recommend a compatible system that suits your needs.

Purchasing computer accessories and monitors

Computer accessories such as mice, keyboards, docking stations, cables and adapters can be purchased through any vendor on the ePSU Marketplace.

If you need to purchase a monitor, we have a list of recommended displays available (you’ll need to sign into your Odin account to view this list).

About our standard computer configurations

We regularly evaluate our standard configurations to ensure that all recommended computers are compatible with PSU’s IT infrastructure. The minimum requirements for all Windows-based computers include:

Additionally, all hardware recommended by OIT is both ENERGY STAR® and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold certified.

Further Resources

See our Multifunction Copier Standard for more details on OIT-supported copier models.

If you are looking to purchase a printer, see our Printer Purchasing Guide.