Computer Discounts for Students & Personal Use


Pitt Information Technology offers device discounts through our partner vendors!



If you’re considering a new computer for the upcoming academic year, Pitt Information Technology offers device and configuration recommendations just for you. Specific machines are not required - if you already have a Windows, Mac, or Linux laptop that meets your needs and the configuration recommendations, including a current operating system, it is not necessary to buy a new one. 



Pitt IT has negotiated with Dell's Member Purchase Program (MPP) to offer student discounts on select models. Shop exclusive Pitt Student Discounts through Dell directly at Dell or shop with Tech on Fifth at the University Book Store ( for exclusive Dell rebates, custom configurations, and on-campus pickup.

  • All recommended devices are capable of running standard productivity applications, either through remote access or saved locally on the machine, including Office 365, OneDrive storage, video conferencing, and remote support.
  • A Wi-Fi network card, integrated camera and microphone, and a 3-year warranty (excluding Chromebooks) that includes coverage for accidental damage are all standard.

Apple offers education pricing, available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels. Please see the Apple Education Store for details.

Before purchasing, check out our computer recommendations!


The Links

See the Dell MPP Options

See the University Store on Fifth's Dell Options

See the University Store on Fifth's Apple Options

The Fine Print

The University of Pittsburgh does not require the purchase of recommended devices or configurations and is not responsible for hardware support or performance of purchased equipment. All purchases are made directly with the respective vendors. The available configurations are set by the vendors and individuals should consider their unique needs and circumstances before making a purchasing decision. Questions about products should be directed to the vendors themselves. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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