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Hardware Overview

Northwestern Information Technology (IT) provides recommendations for purchasing laptops, desktop computers, mobile devices, and other hardware. Please review the guidelines before making a purchase to ensure compatibility with Northwestern technology. For academic discounts on computers or other technical hardware, visit Northwestern University's Purchasing Resource Services.

Note: Networking equipment that extends the NU Network is not permitted in the residence halls, or any other part of the NU Network. This includes routers, hubs, switches, and wireless access points. For more information, see the "Policy Restatement and Enforcement Plan for Unapproved Campus Network Extensions."

Hardware for Personal Use

Hardware for University Business

Last Updated: 21 March 2017

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