Staff can purchase desktops, laptops and tablets via UQeMarket, from the following authorised suppliers:

ITS works with these suppliers to ensure competitive pricing. Accessories and other small IT items may appear on UQeMarket from other suppliers whose prices are outside our management. We recommend due diligence in price-checking other suppliers' products.

If the devices on UQeMarket don't meet your business needs, you can request a custom quote.

We are currently experiencing reduced availability and extended delivery times for a number of products across the IT industry. Delivery times are being impacted by a number of factors, such as:

  • shortages of components impacting manufacturing
  • shortages of cardboard impacting packaging
  • delays with freight and shipping due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

ITS is working with our preferred suppliers to mitigate these impacts.

Delivery times are published against all standard computer models in UQeMarket and are kept up-to-date at the time of order. If you have any urgent requirements it's recommended you reach out directly to our suppliers to check for more accurate ETAs before placing orders to avoid disappointment.

Warranties

The standard warranties for UQ-purchased computers are:

  • Apple: 4 years
  • Dell: 5 years
  • Lenovo: 5 years
  • Microsoft: 4 years.

The exceptions are:

  • Apple iPads: 2 years
  • Laptops from Dell and Lenovo: 4 years.

Purchasing a computer

To buy a computer:

  1. Choose a suitable model from the tables below.
  2. Follow the instructions to purchase via UQeMarket.

If you need assistance, submit an IT request (or contact your local IT manager).

Before placing your order, we recommend contacting the relevant supplier to check if the delivery timeframe meets your needs.

All-in-one computers

All-in-one computers are suitable for staff and HDR students who need to use Microsoft Office, email and web browsing. Desktop computers also meet these requirements.

All-in-one computers house all computer components (except the keyboard and mouse) within the one unit. Each model includes a keyboard, mouse, monitor and webcam, and has the following basic specifications:

  • i5 CPU or equivalent Apple CPU
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • onboard video card
  • LAN and wireless connectivity.

Search the keywords listed below to find the computer you require in UQeMarket.

UQeMarket keywords Models Notes
UQ Standard Desktop All in One 21-23 Inch

Apple iMac

Dell Optiplex 7490 AIO

Lenovo M90a AIO
Preferred where desk space is limited.
UQ Standard Desktop All in One 27 Inch

Apple iMac

Dell Optiplex 7780
 
UQ Standard Desktop Modular All in One 21-23 Inch

Dell Optiplex Micro 7080

The computer is attached to the monitor. Monitors can be reused when the computer is replaced.

This model may have an external power pack that sits on the desk.
UQ Standard Desktop Modular All in One 27 Inch Dell Optiplex 7090 Micro  

Desktop computers

Desktop computers are suitable for staff and HDR students who need to use Microsoft Office, email and web browsing. All-in-one computers also meet these requirements.

Desktop models don't include a monitor, but they do include a keyboard and mouse. Each model has the following basic specifications:

  • i5 CPU or equivalent Apple CPU
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • onboard video card
  • LAN and wireless connectivity.

Search the keywords listed below to find the computer you require in UQeMarket.

UQeMarket keywords Models Notes
UQ Standard Desktop Small Form Factor

Apple Mac Mini

Dell Optiplex 7090 Small Form Factor

Lenovo ThinkCentre M720s Small Form Factor
 
UQ Standard Desktop Small Form Factor + Extra Drive

Dell Optiplex 7090 Small Form Factor

Includes 1TB 7200rpm hard drive.

The models listed below suit more specific needs, which are detailed in the Notes.

UQeMarket Keywords Models Specifications Notes
UQ Standard Desktop Micro

Dell Optiplex 7090 Micro

i5 CPU

16GB RAM

512GB SSD
For use in meeting and conference rooms with limited space.
UQ Performance Desktop

Apple iMac

Dell Optiplex 7090 SFF

i7 CPU

32GB RAM

Discrete Graphics

512GB SSD

1TB 7200rpm hard drive
For use with specialist applications.

Laptop computers

These models don't include a docking station, but they do include LAN and wireless connectivity.

Search the keywords listed below to find the computer you require in UQeMarket.

UQeMarket keywords Models Specifications Notes
UQ Convertible

Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

8GB RAM

512GB SSD

Onboard video card

Convertible laptop stylus enabled

Travel keyboard included

UQ Convertible Low Spec

Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable

Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Surface Pro

8GB RAM

128GB SSD

Onboard video card

USB 3.0 LAN

Surface Pen V4

When used in UQ environment:

  • These laptops will not store data on their local drives.
  • Profile information is removed at each restart.
  • Only minimal software can be installed.
  • Hardware cannot be upgraded.
UQ Laptop Standard Low Spec Apple MacBook Air

13 Inch screen

i5 CPU or equivalent Apple CPU

8GB RAM

256GB SSD

Integrated video card

Touch ID

Built-in keyboard, trackpad and webcam

When used in UQ environment:

  • These laptops will only store limited data on their local drives and would not be suitable for syncing, e.g. with OneDrive, CloudStor, UQRDM.
  • Only minimal software can be installed due to hard drive size.
  • Not recommended for video editing or graphics intensive tasks.
  • Virtualised operating system installations won't be supported.
  • Hardware cannot be upgraded.
  • Limited connectivity - two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports.
UQ Laptop Standard

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch or 16 Inch

Dell Latitude 5411

Lenovo ThinkPad T14

i5 CPU or equivalent Apple CPU

16GB RAM

512GB SSD

Onboard video card

Built-in keyboard, trackpad and webcam

 
UQ Laptop Ultraportable

Apple MacBook Air

Dell Latitude 7320

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X13

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

13 Inch screen

i5 CPU or equivalent Apple CPU

16GB RAM

512GB SSD

Onboard video card

Built-in keyboard, trackpad and webcam

Ultraportable laptop
UQ Laptop Large Screen Lightweight

Dell Latitude 7420

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8)

14 Inch screen

i7 CPU

16GB RAM

512GB SSD

Onboard video card

Built-in keyboard, trackpad and webcam

Large screen

Lightweight

UQ Laptop Performance

Apple MacBook Pro 16 Inch

Dell Latitude 5421

Lenovo ThinkPad T14

14" screen

i7 CPU

32GB RAM

512GB SSD

Onboard video card

Built-in keyboard, trackpad and webcam

Faster processing capacity than standard laptops.
UQ Laptop Portable Desktop Replacement

Apple MacBook Pro 16 Inch

Dell Mobile Precision Workstation 5560

Dell XPS 15

Lenovo ThinkPad P15

Microsoft Surface Book 3

15 Inch screen

i7 CPU

32GB RAM

1TB SSD

Discrete video card

Built-in keyboard, trackpad and webcam

Provides research workstation-level computing in a portable device.

Complete system packages

Each package includes all basic equipment required for a complete system setup, including a monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables and a docking station for laptops.

Search the keywords listed below to find the computer you require in UQeMarket.

UQeMarket keywords Models Specifications
UQ Standard Desktop Small Form Factor Package

Dell Optiplex 7090 Small Form Factor

i5 CPU

16GB RAM

512GB SSD
UQ Standard Laptop Package

Dell Latitude 5421

Lenovo ThinkPad T14

14" screen

i5 CPU

16GB RAM

512GB SSD

Onboard video card

Built-in keyboard, trackpad and webcam

Includes two monitors
UQ Ultraportable Laptop Package

Dell Latitude 7320

Lenovo ThinkPad X13

13" screen

i5 CPU

16GB RAM

512GB SSD

Onboard video card

Built-in keyboard, trackpad and webcam

Includes two monitors

Tablets

Search the keywords listed below to find the device you require in UQeMarket.

The models below are portable tablets with wifi access.

UQeMarket keywords Models
UQ Tablet WiFi Only Apple iPad 256GB
UQ Mini Tablet WiFi Only Apple iPad Mini 256GB
UQ Pro Tablet 10.5 Inch WiFi Only Apple iPad Air 256GB
UQ Pro Tablet 11 Inch WiFi Only Apple iPad Pro 256GB
UQ Pro Tablet 12.9 Inch WiFi Only Apple iPad Pro 256GB

The models below are portable tablets with roaming data.

UQeMarket keywords Models
UQ Tablet WiFi and Cellular iPad 256GB with cellular data option
UQ Mini Tablet WiFi and Cellular iPad Mini 256GB with cellular data option
UQ Pro Tablet 10.5 Inch WiFi and Cellular iPad Air 256GB with cellular data option
UQ Pro Tablet 11Inch WiFi and Cellular iPad Pro 256GB with cellular data option
UQ Pro Tablet 12.9 Inch WiFi and Cellular iPad Pro 256GB with cellular data option

Lab computers

The models listed below are the standard computers used in UQ computer labs. Each computer includes a keyboard, mouse, monitor and webcam.

Search the keywords listed below to find the computer you require in UQeMarket.

UQeMarket keywords Models Specifications
UQ Standard Lab Machine All in One 21-23 Inch

Dell Optiplex 7490 All-in-One

Lenovo M90a All-in-One

i5 CPU

16GB RAM

256GB SSD

Onboard video card

LAN and wireless connectivity

Audiovisual computers

The computers listed below are used in audiovisual installations in shared environments such as teaching spaces and meeting rooms. Each model includes a HDMI output.

Search the keywords listed below to find the computer you require in UQeMarket.

UQeMarket keywords Models Notes
UQ Standard Lectern Machine

Dell Optiplex 7090 Micro

Includes a security cover
UQ Standard Meeting Room Machine

Dell Optiplex 7090 Micro

 

Purchases for personal use

UQ doesn't provide any support for devices purchased for personal use. However, you can purchase machines and equipment at a reduced cost by using the below options.

Dell

  • Receive 20% off on XPS, Alienware, Inspiron, monitors and accessories. (The coupon will apply on list price.)
  • Alternatively, get an extra 7% off on the entire portfolio including 'On Sale products'. (The coupon will not work with the coupon above.)

To get a Member Purchase Program (MPP) coupon:

  1. Go to the Dell website.
  2. Click 'Get your coupon'.
  3. Enter your UQ email address. Use your @uq.edu.au (staff) or @student.uq.edu.au (student) email address.
  4. The tool will validate your email and send the coupon codes to your UQ email address.
  5. Apply the code at your Dell online cart.

Lenovo

  • Receive a 5% discount at checkout on the Aliva UQ website by using the code UQHOME1.

Apple and Microsoft

  • Receive up to 20% off Apple and Microsoft computers and accessories on the CompNow UQ Store by shopping with your UQ email address.

Modifications and custom quotes

If the devices listed on UQeMarket don't meet your business needs, you can:

  • request a quote for a modified version of a model listed on UQeMarket, or
  • request a custom quote for a product that meets your specific requirements.

For organisational units supported by Information Technology Services (ITS), please note that ITS only supports standard computers listed within UQeMarket, unless you have received prior approval for your purchase.

For more information on requesting advice or a custom quote, visit our ICT purchasing procedures web page.

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