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.

Shop Our Products

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

Minimum

Preferred

Processor

a faster processor means faster operating speed for your computer.


Intel i5 or equivalent

Intel i7, equivalent, or higher

Storage

a solid-state drive (SSD) allows for faster performance speeds over a traditional hard disk drive (HDD).


256GB hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD)

512GB solid-state drive (SSD) or higher

Memory (RAM)

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


8GB

16GB or higher

Graphics

a dedicated graphics card is necessary for tasks like video editing, graphic design, and other graphics-heavy applications and games.


integrated graphics (built into the computer's existing processor)

4GB NVIDIA or Radeon graphics card equivalent or higher

Operating System


Windows 10 OR macOS Mojave

Windows 10 64-bit or newer OR macOS Catalina or newer
(Mac OS Big Sur is not recommended at this time)

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


Good

  • web browsing and research
  • Microsoft Office products
  • video watching and streaming
  • video conferencing
  • Laptops
    • MacBook Air
    • Dell Latitude 3310 2-in-1
  • Desktops & All-in-Ones
    • 21.5-inch iMac
    • Mac Mini

Better

All Good uses plus:

  • one Adobe Creative Cloud application
  • light video, music, and sound editing
  • Laptops
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro
    • Dell Latitude 7310 Standard
    • Dell Latitude 5510 Standard
  • Desktops & All-in-Ones
    • 27-inch iMac
    • Dell Optiplex 5080 MT Standard
    • Dell Optiplex 7470 AIO Standard Touch

Best

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 7310 High-end
    • Dell Latitude 5510 High-end
    • Dell Mobile Precision 5550
  • Desktops & All-in-Ones
    • iMac Pro
    • iMac Pro Tower
    • Dell Optiplex 5080 MT High-end
    • Dell Optiplex 7470 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.