Purchasing: Personally Owned Technology

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University students, faculty, and staff have access to discounts on hardware and software for their personally owned computers and devices. Each of these services has a catalog of products, but some limitations may apply. These services are not currently available to graduated students or retired faculty and staff. Students must be enrolled to take advantage of these services.


Minimum Computer Requirements


ProcessorCore i5 2.5 Ghz
Operating SystemWindows 10 (or Mac with ability to run Boot Camp, an application that allows computer to run both Windows and Mac)
SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2016
Memory8 GB RAM
Hard Drive250 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Network Interface100/1000 gigabit ethernet
Wireless Capability802.11 AC or N compatible
BatteryExtended life battery (at least 6-8 hours of capacity since not all classrooms have electrical plug-ins)


Coming soon.

Hardware Discounts

Discounts on computer hardware are available from Apple. Use the following link to be connected to their UW-Eau Claire education stores.
Apple: http://store.apple.com/us_edu_189120

Software Discounts

Office 365

Office 365 is a subscription-based service offered by Microsoft that provides file storage and Office capabilities across multiple computers and devices. You can access Office 365 on most devices through a web browser, you can use the Microsoft Office apps on your mobile device, or you can download a copy of the most recent version of Microsoft Office using one of five free licenses for desktop/laptop computers.

Available to: Current students, faculty, and staff

Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC)

This site lets students, faculty, and staff of the University of Wisconsin System purchase popular software packages at substantial discounts. WISC strives to get the maximum value from software publishers for each dollar our customers spend on software.

Available to: Current, students, faculty, and staff

On the Hub

Through the UWEC On the Hub Software Download Center, it is possible for individuals with UW-Eau Claire accounts to install Microsoft products on their personal computers for free (or at a low cost).

Available to: Current students, faculty, and staff


DreamSpark is a Microsoft service that supports technical education by providing Microsoft software for learning, teaching, and research purposes.

Available to: Students currently enrolled in Information Services (IS) or Computer Sciences (CS) courses.

Virtual Lab (VMWare Horizon)

The Virtual Lab (VMWare Horizon) system allows students to access software titles from the general access computer labs on their personal computer from almost anywhere. Access to the Virtual Lab environment is available through the VMWare Horizon software or through the Virtual Lab web interface.

Availble to: Current students, faculty, and staff

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