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Buying a Laptop


Choosing a new laptop is much harder than it should be. Every major brand has multiple product lines with overlapping prices, features, and options.  Please submit a ticket to CAHNRS IT if you would like one of our technicians to answer questions, help configure a laptop of your choice,  assist in locating a vendor, and/or generate a quote for purchase.

Below are several brands, manufacturers, models, and vendors we might recommend.

Lenova Thinkpad & Yoga

Vendor: US Micro

Dell XPS

WSU/Dell Premier purchasing, contract, and contact information:

  • Web site:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 512-513-9370 or 800-289-3355 X5139370
  • Vendor #:  9813315
  • Contract #:  T10-MST-296/B27160 (WSCA)

Microsoft Surface Pro

Shop Surface Pro

MacBook Pro

WSU Coretech (Apple Authorized Campus Store)