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Hardware Recommendations


Purchases for the University

Boston College has partnered with Apple and Dell in order to supply desktops and laptops, with BC specific software preloaded, at special discounted prices to faculty and staff making purchases of Boston College-owned equipment. The recommended computers are the same computer configurations that are delivered as part of the Boston College Computer Replacement (BCCR) program.  If these configurations do not suit your needs, you can still get BC's discounts.  In order to access the special Boston College Apple and Dell sites, click on the following link.

BC Ecommerce (On-line Ordering)

Purchases for Individuals

Desktops, laptops, and computer accessories are also available for faculty, staff, and student personal purchase through

Support: These computers are fully supported by Information Technology Services. When buying a computer, consider the ITS choice first.  Our on-campus hardware repair staff are certified to repair the ITS recommended brands.

Please note: The ITS recommended Dell computers include a 3-year warranty.  It is strongly recommended that you purchase at least a 3-year warranty with your Apple computer.