The Technology Store works closely with departments and units to assist with purchasing computers, tablets, and other devices for University business. Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer questions and help select the right products for your area's needs.

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Available SciQuest Selections

See available Apple and Dell computers as well as Cisco phone options available for purchase in SciQuest:

You can shop our products online via SciQuest or visit the Technology Store in person to try out our Apple and Dell display models. If you plan to make a departmental purchase, please have your Ball State ID and the full FOAPAL to be used for the Journal Voucher (JV). Need help? Contact us.

Department purchases are not eligible for vendor promotions or sales. Purchases being made with grant funds are required to be done via SciQuest.

Request a Quote

If your department requires a custom configuration or if what you're looking for isn't available via SciQuest, the Technology Store team can assist. To request a consultation or custom quote, email us.

Receiving Your Order

Special orders and purchases made through SciQuest are delivered to the UTS Desktop Support group for setup. Once setup is complete, final delivery will be coordinated with the purchaser.

For all other purchase methods, the Technology Store will coordinate the delivery or pickup of your item(s).

Computer Recommendations

Not sure what you're looking for? Our recommendations below make shopping for new devices easy.

Hardware Considerations




A faster processor means faster operating speed for your computer.

Intel i5 or equivalent

Apple M1

Intel i7, equivalent, or higher

Apple M1 Pro


A solid-state drive (SSD) provides fast performance and allows for the installation of programs and storage of documents or files on your computer.

256 GB SSD

General use, light storage of documents and files. May need to rely on cloud storage.

512 GB SSD or higher

General use and storage of large files or installation of large software packages.

Memory (RAM)

Additional random-access memory (RAM) will improve performance and may be necessary for some applications or if operating multiple applications at once.


Adequate for basic office applications, web browsing, and video conferencing.

16GB or higher

Offers the ability to run multiple applications at the same time or to utilize resource intensive applications.


Integrated graphics are built into the computer's existing processor. A dedicated graphics card is separate from the computer's processor and has its own dedicated memory.

An integrated graphics card is adequate for most general computer use.

A dedicated graphics card provides better graphics quality and is necessary for tasks like video editing, graphic design, and other graphics-heavy applications.

Operating System

Windows 10 OR macOS Mojave

Windows 10 64-bit or newer OR macOS Big Sur or newer

How you use your computer will help determine what minimum specifications will work for you. It is best to consider future needs to make sure that the computer you buy now will do what you need for several years.

Laptops provide flexibility of mobility, including working remotely. Desktops and all-in-ones are optimal for stationary work environments.

Recommendations Based on Usage

How You'll Use It

Devices Available in SciQuest


  • web browsing and research
  • Microsoft Office products
  • video watching and streaming
  • video conferencing
  • Laptops
    • MacBook Air
    • 13" MacBook Pro
    • Dell Latitude 3330
    • Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable
  • Desktops & All-in-Ones
    • Mac Mini
    • 27-inch iMac
    • 24-inch iMac


All Good uses plus:

  • one Adobe Creative Cloud application
  • light video, music, and sound editing
  • Laptops
    • 14-inch MacBook Pro
    • Dell Latitude 5330 Standard
    • Dell Latitude 5530 Standard
    • Dell XPS 9320
    • Dell XPS 9520
  • Desktops & All-in-Ones
    • Mac Studio
    • Dell Optiplex 5000 MT Standard
    • Dell Optiplex 7400 AIO Standard Touch


All Better uses plus:

  • multiple Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • advanced video, music, and sound editing
  • computer-aided design
  • Laptops
    • 16-inch MacBook Pro
    • Dell Latitude 7330 High-end
    • Dell Latitude 5530 High-end
    • Dell Mobile Precision 5570
  • Desktops & All-in-Ones
    • Mac Pro Tower
    • Dell Optiplex 5000 MT High-end
    • Dell Optiplex 7400 AIO High-end Touch

We're Here to Help

In collaboration with other on-campus services, the Technology Store can assist students and employees with most technology questions and needs. Read our return policy, learn about servicing options, and find answers to frequently asked questions on our Services and Support page.