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Computer Purchase

Need a computer? As a member of the university community you can get educational discounts on Apple computers, software and selected products and Dell computers, accessories and more.

Students, Faculty and Staff Personal Purchases: You get educational discounts on computers, software, and select products from Apple and Dell.

University Purchases: Institutional purchases for university business can be made on Dell Premier online, the Apple Store for Educational Institutions or by contacting the UTS Service Desk. You can also order from vendors on state contract. University purchases must go through appropriate procurement procedures.

Apple Computers

Students, Faculty and Staff Personal Purchases:
You can purchase an Apple computer, software, and select products at a discount online at the Apple Store for Education (choose University of South Carolina as your school) or by visiting an Apple Retail Store. When shopping in the retail store, take your CarolinaCard or other proof of eligibility.

University Purchases:
Purchases can be made through the Apple Store for Education Institutions at You must have an Institution Apple ID to purchase from the site. To register with a new or existing Institution Apple ID, create proposals, make purchases or returns, go to For Apple support with MyAccess, send an email to or call 1-800-800-2775.

Dell Computers

Students, Faculty and Staff Personal Purchases:
You can purchase Dell computers, printers, and accessories at educational discounts directly from Dell at  or 1-800-695-8133. Use the USC Member ID US126277047 to get your discount.

View the current promotion from Dell.

University Purchases:
University purchases can be made through the Dell Premier Online Portal.

Computer System Recommendations

The following are the minimum computer requirements for computers connecting to the university network:

2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
250 GB Hard Drive
OS X 10.7 (Lion)
Gigabit Ethernet (Standard on all new models, except MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display)
802.11b/g/n on laptops (802.11n standard on all new models)

2.0 GHz Intel Core i3 Processor
250 GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 or Windows 8
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (Standard on most models)
802.11b/g/n on laptops (Standard on most models)