University of California, Riverside

eBuy PC

Getting Started

The Computing and Communications department follows a standardized approach to purchasing their computers. Each profile is a sample of how C&C outfits new employees and a profile C&C tries and maintain for existing employees. For desktop and laptop Window PCs, purchasing can be conducted directly from the vendors, by visiting either the Dell Premier or HP for UC's  or Apple Education Pricing websites.

PC Laptop Specifications

  • Laptops
    • Model: Dell Inspiron 15 Series or HP ProBook or EliteBook Series
    • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 
    • Warrranty: limited onsite service - 3 or 4 year extended

Based off a recent purchasing invoice:

  • Dell Inspiron 15 Series; 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4500U, 3.00GHz, 8GB DDR3L RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Logitech Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse
  • Optional Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp 24" Monitor (3YR Limited Warranty Monitor)
  • Limited onsite service - 3 to 4 year Extended Warranty
  • Dell Backup and Recovery Manager for Win7
  • Estimated Total: $2,000

Date of purchasing standard: June 5th 2014

Mac Laptop Specifications

Based off a recent purchasing invoice:

  • MacBook Pro 13 or MacBook Pro 15; Intel Dual Core i5 or i7, 8GB DDR SDRAM, 512GB - 1TB Flash Storage
  • 13.3" or 15.4" Retina display
  • Wireless Keyboard
  • Magic Trackpad or Mouse
  • Mini display port to DVI
  • AppleCare Protection Plan – 3 year
  • Docking station -
  • Estimated Total: $1199 - $2399

Date of purchasing standard: June 5th 2014


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3555
Fax: (951) 827-4541