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Durham University

Computing and Information Services

Hardware Recommendations

How to order

If you'd like to order a new PC, you'll need to either:

  • Contact your departmental administrator or nominated individual with access to Acquire (the Universty's e-procurement system used to place orders), attaching the Pro forma to the requisition for your IT hardware.
  • Use the Staff Refresh Web form - this should be considered a non-urgent process.


CIS has broken down its recommendations into five main catalogues; Standard, Enhanced, Apple, Workstation, and Accessories.

The standard device catalogue includes core hardware recommendations developed against the general requirements of University staff. The enhanced device catalogue includes high specification and otherwise specialist hardware recommendations developed against established, heightened requirements of University staff. The Workstation catalogue includes a detailed buyer's guide and is currently under construction.

Devices within these catalogues are CIS' recommended options only. If you require something different for reasons of functionality, timescale or budget, please contact the IT service desk for advice and a quote.