University of Southern Indiana

Purchasing University Computers and Equipment

Beginning in January 2017, departmental computer equipment will be purchased through the BuyUSI application. This eliminates the charge-back process associated with the previously used purchase process..

Employees authorized to use BuyUSI, can login to myUSI and click on the BuyUSI icon. Items will be found in various CATALOGS - see column 1 of each table below.

If you are planning to purchase a new computer for your office or department, please refer to the descriptions below to select the most appropriate model for your needs.  The IT department has selected these computer options as the Institutional Standard.  If you want/need a non-standard computer system, please contact the IT Department Operations Manager before you order.  A non-standard computer system may have limited on-site support and may incur vendor based support fees.  If you would like to see these items prior to ordering - come to the IT Helpdesk and ask for the "shopping cart".  This is recommended for Laptops/tablets - to get a 'real' feel for size and weight.

Desktop Computers
Model Processor  RAM  Hard Drive
 Price  IO
Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT i7-7700 (Quad Core 3.6GHz) 16GB 1TB
(5400 RPM)

Display Port

Dell OptiPlex 5050 SFF i7-7700 (Quad Core 3.6GHz) 16GB

(5400 RPM)


Display Port

* Desktop units come with Keyboard and Mouse

** Related items to consider: speakers, monitor, dual-monitor cables

*** Both Desktop units are identical, except for physical box dimensions (MT model is larger)

Laptop Computers
Model Processor Ram  Hard Drive Price Screen


Latitude 7280 i5-7200U (Dual Core  2.5GHz) 8GB 256GB


2.61 lbs
Dell Latitude 5480 i5-7200U (Dual Core 2.5GHz) 8GB 500GB
(7200 RPM)
$785 14.0in

3.52 lbs

Dell Precision 7520

i7-7700HQ (Quad Core 2.8GHz)

32GB 256GB
$2266.96 15.0in

 6.16 lbs

* If purchasing a laptop that will also serve as employee's desktop, consider buying an additional monitor and Docking Station.

** Related items to consider: monitor, keyboard, mouse, docking station

To purchase an Apple device - go to USI Tech Store located in the Campus Store

Model Processor RAM Hard Drive Price Screen Size Weight Keyboard/

Latitude 3379

i5-6300U (Dual Core 2.4GHz) 8GB 256GB (SSD) $766 13.3in 3.86 lb Yes/Yes
Matrix Surface Book Yes/Yes
Matrix Surface Pro 4


*Exterior case to protect device is STRONGLY recommended - see Accessories.

Model Price Screen Size
Dell P2717H $260 27"
Dell P2417H $195 24"
Dell P2217H $150 22"

* If ordering as a secondary monitor, then additional cables will need to be purchased separately - see Accessories.

Model Price
Dell Logitech Wireless Mouse/Keyboard (MK520) $43
Dell USB Optical Mouse (MS111) $13
Dell Quiet Key USB Keyboard (KB216) $13
Dell Logitech z130 Stereo Speakers $20
Amazon** Startech USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter
(used for Surface devices - to connect to Internet WIRED vs. wireless)
abt $21
Amazon** Urban Armor (UAG) Surface CASE $51.46
Amazon** Cable for Dual Monitors
Amazon** UGreen Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI & VGA Adapter
Cable to connect laptop/Surface to overhead Display
(faculty might use in classroom)

Kensington USB 3.0 Docking Station (SD3500v)


*All centrally-funded computers are shipped directly to the Information Technology Department.  The machine will be built with the standard software and build.  The Desktop Install Team will contact the department/purchaser to schedule an install time.

** Items listed as Amazon are not part of BuyUSI.  These are just suggestions of items that we (IT) have purchased previously. I've added some images of these items to make shopping for them a bit easier.

StarTech       USB Display port Adapter    Kensington Docking Station   Urban Armor Gear

Redeployed University Computer Equipment (for use on campus)

The USI Computer Redeployment Program allows departments to procure a gently used lab computer (usually about 3 years old) for a reasonable cost. These systems are still the property of USI and will be added to the requesting department's inventory. To inquire about available items, send an email to "it @ usi .edu" requesting a Redeployed computer.

Surplus Sale (for personal use)

Login to myUSI and click on the IT Surplus Equipment Store icon.

Cellular Discounts


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