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Computer Purchases


The Service Desk no longer provides quotes for computer devices. All devices and customization options are available through Bobcat Buy. All prices listed in Bobcat Buy include pre-negotiated discounts.

What do I need to get this service?

Current UC Merced Faculty or Staff who need a computer for university business. For model and specification recommendations, please use see Current PC Models and Current Mac Models (redirect to the Campus Bookstore catalog).

What is included?

OIT provides recommendations for computer hardware devices and peripherals.

Current PC Models

Current Mac Models (redirects to the Campus Bookstore catalog, otherwise refer to Bobcat Buy)

When is support available for this service?

Self service is available 24x7.

How long does it take to get this service?

This is a self service option and is available 24x7.

How do I stop or change this service?

Please contact the OIT Service Desk with any questions.

Additional Information

Desktop Support Guidelines

The Downtown Campus Center (DCC), ACS and SRE conference rooms are all HDMI video only.  Be sure your computer has an HDMI port otherwise refer to this chart for the required adapter:  

  • HP 1040 – Nothing. Comes with HDMI
  • HP 850 G3 – DisplayPort to HDMI adapter 
  • HP 650 G2 – DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
  • HP Folio G4 1040 – Nothing. Comes with HDMI
  • Dell Latitude E7400 - Nothing. Comes with HDMI
  • Dell Latitude E5400 - Nothing. Comes with HDMI
  • Surface Pro – Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
  • iPad – Lightning to HDMI