Purchasing a Computer for Use at Duke

Faculty and staff

University faculty and staff use the Duke Computer Purchasing Program, which offers computers from our three preferred vendors, Apple, Dell and Lenovo, in standard configurations to meet the needs of different levels of users. These business-grade machines have longer life and better warranties than equivalent consumer-grade computers purchased at retail locations.

Duke Medicine faculty and staff have access to a different set of standardized machines.

For additional information about the program, visit the Duke Technology Center website or contact the store at (919) 684-8956 or cpustore@duke.edu, but please note that the Duke Technology Center is authorized to accept orders only from approved purchasing agents for schools and departments. 


You are encouraged to use the Duke Computer Care Coverage program to purchase computers configured specifically to work at Duke.

If you prefer to buy a computer from another retailer, please follow these minimum hardware specifications.

Also, please see our suggestions for: