Purchasing a university laptop or computer

Computers are funded by your UCSC division or department. To help you get started, take a look at the links below. ITS has outlined suggested standard recommendations. 

If you have any questions or need help figuring which computer to purchase, reach out to us!

View Computer Pricing & Configurations Without CruzBuy Access

View Standard Dell Configurations/Pricing

View Standard Apple Configurations/Pricing

View Standard Dock and Display Configurations/Pricing

View Standard Printer Configurations/Pricing


Purchasing a New Windows Computer

CruzBuy Punchout-Dell

UC has negotiated pricing with Dell to get the lowest total cost available on specific computers.

You can order Dell Desktop & Laptop computers using the CruzBuy punchout for Dell.  The punchout lists UC Standard Configurations with special pricing.

Purchasing a New Mac Computer

CruzBuy Punchout-Apple

UCSC has educational pricing available with Apple from the Apple Store for Education. Prices do not include shipping or CA environmental fees.

You can order Mac desktop & laptop computers using the CruzBuy punchout for Apple. The Apple punchout opens in a separate window, so you will need to enable pop-up windows in your web browser.

Purchasing from the Bay Tree Bookstore

The Bay Tree Bookstore is the official Apple & Dell Campus Retailer approved for all institutional department purchases. All departmental purchases must be done through the Bay Tree Bookstore website by using a university Pro Card or filling out this order form for orders using a FOAPAL.

The Bay Tree Bookstore is located in the Quarry Plaza
Email: compsale@ucsc.edu Phone: 831-459-2082