Computer Hardware

The information below will guide you through the process of acquiring a computer.

Ordering Computers for use with COMIS

By following the steps you see below, you can order the computers through PeopleSoft to be placed at the Computer Depot. COMTS has chosen the minimum recommended hardware and works closely with the Depot to update these bundles on a regular basis.

If you have difficulty with understanding the instructions call our Service Center at 656-7300 for assistance.

How to Order
  1. Pick one of the LCOM-supported computers to order. COMTS Hardware Options are listed below.
  2. Go to PeopleSoft (PeopleSoft Log In)
  3. Follow the instructions for entering your order: PeopleSoft Instructions (PDF)
  4. COMTS will contact you to confirm the order. If there are additional instructions for the order, please let COMTS staff know at this time.
  5. Your order will be delivered to the COMTS offices. COMTS staff will contact the recipient to schedule a time for set up.
Common Questions
AnswerFurther Information
How long will it take for my computer to be delivered?It can take two or more weeks for the computer to arrive at the Computer Depot.  It will then take two or more weeks for COMTS to set it up and deliver it to the user.
Why does it take that long to get the computer?The time frame is variable depending on other work in the COMTS offices and the supply chain of the Depot.  The time will lengthen during busier periods like end of fiscal year or because of additional work on the system requested by the user.
What if I want to order something different from the COMTS hardware recommendations list?COMTS will not put its baseline image on a lesser machine than its recommended hardware. However, if you want to upgrade the hardware that is listed, you may call the Computer Depot to request a custom quote at 656-3067.
PeopleSoft Instructions for Custom Quotes (PDF)
Who do I go to if I only need a computer component but not a computer?For things like monitors, keyboards, mice or other Dell products, you can contact the Computer Depot directly.  Computer Depot: (802) 656-3067
How do I go about ordering a printer?The University has a contract for copiers/printers with a local business.Individual printers will not be supported by COMTS technicians. Network printers are more energy-efficient and cost-effective.
Procurement Page

Recommended Hardware

The Larner College of Medicine recommends Dell and Microsoft business machines for our computer standards. Dell Latitude for a laptop, and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 laptop/tablets and Dell Optiplex for a desktop.

The current models are:

Desktop:

Optiplex 7050 Desktop is the model that we recommend. This is the standard business unit that can be configured with our baseline.

  • Optiplex 7050 model is a standard business machine that has an Intel processor, DVD, 8 GB or ram, and a 4 year warranty.

Tablet / Laptop Hybrid

  • The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a hybrid tablet / laptop computer running Windows 10 and features a digital pen. The Surface Pro 4 is available by itself or in a docking configuration.

The Latitude E5470 and E7270 laptops are the business models that we recommend and support.

Please note: If you currently have a Dell docking station and you are purchasing a new laptop, you will need to purchase Dell’s new WD-15 docking station. Users with two monitors may want to contact COMTS to determine if any additional cables or adapters are required.

  • E5480 model has a 14" LCD display, built in webcam, 500gb hybrid hardrive, 8gb RAM, i5 processor and 4 year complete care warranty. This unit can be purchased with a full docking station setup for the convenience of removing the laptop without the need to unplug anything.
  • E7280 model has a 12.5" LCD display, built in webcam, 256 gb SSD, 8gb RAM, i5 processor and a 4 year complete care warranty. This unit can be purchased with a full docking station setup for the convenience of removing the laptop without the need to unplug anything.