Computer Purchase Guides

Buying a New Apple or Dell Computer

Some common ordering issues:

  • Each system should be ordered with a four or five year warranty.
  • Don't order Microsoft Office or an antivirus program; campus licenses are cheaper and/or provided for you.
  • For Windows systems, choose Windows 11.

Dell Computer Quotes

To purchase this and all other quotes including laptop quotes, please visit the Dell punchout in Gateway: https://gateway.procurement.ucsb.edu

Apple Computer Quotes

If you would like to create a quote for an individualized Apple computer, please contact the UCSB Bookstore Computer Department specifying the following:

  • Screen size
  • Solid State Drive Size
  • RAM amount
  • Peripherals (track pad, external disc drive, etc.)
  • Any other specifications you would like.