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Purchasing Technology

Are you shopping for a new computer or need to purchase Microsoft? Let us help! Visit the information below to see how ASU Students can receive discounts on Dell computers as well as Microsoft and Apple Products.

Computer iconDiscounted Dell Equipment

Information Technology is excited to maintain a partnership with Dell to offer Dell hardware at a discounted price for faculty, staff and student’s personal use. This is a program called the Dell University program and offers ASU faculty, staff and students 7% off a personal purchase of Dell equipment in addition to special promotional offers based upon the cost of the equipment and the length of warranty purchased.

  • Buy with ease. Go to and order from the featured systems, which are pre-loaded with a lot of great features. The ASU MPP number is US31553906.
  • Customize your system. Alternatively, meet your unique needs by customizing any system and getting an additional 7% discount on top of generally advertised Dell Home and Home Office promotions.
  • Add the extras: For the first time ever, get an additional 7% off electronics and accessories on top of generally advertised Dell Home and Home Office promotions.
  • Call-in Price Guarantee. If you find a better deal on a new Dell home system anywhere on, call one of our EPP sales representatives to beat the current Dell Home PC price. It’s another benefit of Dell EPP.

Dell Minimum Recommendations


  • Minimum 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Minimum 3GB RAM (Memory)
  • Minimum 160GB Hard Drive


  • Minimum 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Minimum 3GB RAM (Memory)
  • Minimum 160GB Hard Drive

Apple Minimum Recommendations


  • Minimum 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM (Memory)
  • Minimum 250GB Hard Drive


  • Minimum 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Minimum 2GB RAM (Memory)
  • Minimum 160GB HardDrive

Microsoft Software for Students

Through a partnership with the ASU Bookstore, students can purchase Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows products at a 75% discount off of retail costs. Just go to the ASU Bookstore with your valid Student ID or online at Only one purchase per product per student is allowed. If you have questions, please contact the ASU Bookstore at 325-942-2335 or by email at

Microsoft Software for Faculty and Staff

The Microsoft Campus License Agreement (MCLA) provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to take Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office home free for use on personal computers. For more information, please visit the Information Technology Services channel in the Work Life tab of RamPort or contact the Technology Service Center at 942-2911.

Free Virus Protection

Students, faculty and staff can install Microsoft Security Essentials software for free on their personal computers. This software is for home use only.

Please contact the Technology Service Center at 942-2911 if you have any questions.

Apple Products for Students and Faculty/Staff

Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software and select third party products to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff of all grade levels. Go to the Apple Store, navigate to the Education Store, and search for your school. Select your school, and then click the “Shop for Yourself” button at the bottom of the page. From there, the site will apply your school discount to the products and services on the Apple site.