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Ordering a computer for use at UMMS is easier than ever, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3.



Choose: Pick from the Windows computers below or from the Mac computers at the Apple Store for Education.


Configure: Pick the standard build, upgrade components, or request a custom quote to meet your needs.


Present: Bring the order information to your department's purchaser who can enter it directly into BuyWays.

All UMMS Computer and Software purchases must be purchased through BuyWays. BuyWays login and information can be found on the UMass Purchasing site. BuyWays job aids can be found here.

Dell systems ordered without customization are in stock and ready for delivery within a few days or less!  All other systems average 5-10 business days for the manufacturer to build and ship your order.

Shortly after a Dell system arrives, a member of the deployment team will contact you to arrange final delivery and setup. If you have a Mac, the unit will be delivered directly to your desk. When your Mac arrives, simply create a ticket with the Help Desk to arrange for setup.

If you need a computer for home or personal use, the University of Massachusetts U$ave program takes advantage of the volume purchasing power of all five University campuses and provides you with a substantial savings.

Note: In 2017, IT Productivity Services has negotiated a 58% discount on our already significantly low pricing for the required laptop tracking software titled “Computrace”.  In addition to the cost of your BuyWays purchase, your speed type will be charged $35 for each laptop purchased.


Shop below for a selection of UMMS IT approved Dell Desktop and Notebook systems. Customizations can be made using the line items on the linked quote. Customizations include more RAM, Storage, Monitors, Speakers, Docking Stations, etc. All desktops still include a DVD drive, notebooks do not. Units include a 3-year warranty. After selecting your system by clicking the name and price link, bring the order information to your department's purchaser who can enter it directly into BuyWays.


Common Desktop PC - $819 - Great for Microsoft Office and Web Applications

Dell Optiplex 3050: Intel Core i5 Processor, 500GB HDD Storage, 8GB RAM, 24" HD Display


Enhanced Desktop PC - $1,350 - Great for Design and High End Software

Dell Optiplex 7050: Intel Core i7 Processor, 256GB SSD Storage, 16GB RAM, 2x2GB Graphics Cards, 24" HD Display


Basic Notebook PC - $750 - Great for Cost Savings, Web Applications, Remote Work

Dell Latitude 3480: Intel Core i3 Processor, 500GB HDD Storage, 4GB RAM, 14" Display, 4.0lbs


Common Notebook PC - $1,189 - Great for Microsoft Office and Web Applications

Dell Latitude 7480: Intel Core i5 Processor, 128GB SSD Storage, 8GB RAM, 14" Display, 4.68lbs


2-in-1 Tablet PC - $1,215 - Great for Microsoft Office and Note Taking

Dell Latitude 5289: Intel Core i7 Processor, 128GB SSD Storage, 8GB RAM, 12.5" Touch Display, 3.4lbs


Enhanced Notebook PC - $1,979 - Great for Design and High End Software

Dell XPS 15: Intel Core i7 Processor, 512GB SSD Storage, 16GB RAM, 15.6"  InfinityEdge Display, 4.56lbs

 If you have configuration or custom order questions, please contact our Whalley Computer Associates sales team by email at teamsheil@wca.com. Our UMMS account reps are: Ania Tomaszewski 413-569-4247, Kim Woods 413-569-4247, and Michael T. Sheil 413-569-4252.

Shop and configure your Apple computer using the Apple Store for Education. When available as an option, UMMS IT strongly recommends upgrading the storage option to an SSD, a Solid State Drive, and purchasing AppleCare, which provides a 3-year warranty that includes accidental damage. After selecting your system, bring the order information to your department's purchaser who can enter it directly into BuyWays


Apple Store for Education - Register using your UMMS email

Shop and configure products including iMac, MacBook, iPad, accessories and more!

 If you have configuration questions, please contact our Apple Inside Account Executive, Kevin Black. He can be reached by phone at 512-674-6823, and by email at kblack@apple.com.

If you will be requiring Epic access from your computer, Whalley Computers offers a compatible Dell 24" monitor. Click here to obtain the quote to share with your purchaser.

UMMS has contracted Xerox as our multifunction printer and copier provider for both sales and service. With model sizes ranging to meet the needs of small work groups to large departments, Xerox printers play a role in the the UMMS Growing Green initiative. By relying less individual desk side printers, we can greatly reduce overall energy use.

To obtain a quote, contact our Xerox Senior Client Manager, Maher Aldine by email at maher.aldine@xerox.com or by phone at 781-697-7443. Be sure to include details like estimated number of users, and any specific needs such as color, or built in scanning and fax features.

Note: Although you are free to purchase a non-Xerox printer from a source such as Connection or Office Depot, UMMS IT does not provide any printer support or repair beyond basic troubleshooting.

Secure Portable Drives, suitable for PHI and PII, can be located on Connection.com, formerly GovConnection by searching "IronKey" as the keyword. Double check the item description to ensure 256-bit encryption. This level of encryption provides industry standard security and peace of mind when it comes to keeping data safe. Present your cart selection to department's purchaser who can shop via the BuyWays Connection.com punch-out site.

Connection is also the recommended supplier for things like cables, adapters, external backup drives, and other technology needs.

Desk Phone information can be found here.

Cell Phone, Hot Spot, and Pager information can be found here.