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Information Technology

University Owned Devices

Beginning in August 2018, Butler employees may submit purchase requests for new standard computer equipment directly through the IT department. Most standard computer equipment is continuously stocked by IT, though there may be a lead time of up to 6 weeks for equipment purchases of certain computer models. If you are requesting new computer equipment and require it within a certain timeframe, please contact IT to ensure we have the equipment in stock. All equipment purchases are subject to approval by departmental budget managers. Please note that computer equipment purchases may not be charged to university purchasing cards or submitted for reimbursement.

For a list of standard computer equipment, see links below.

Please note that all non-standard computer equipment requests (including iPads and other tablets) should continue to be submitted to the Purchasing department via a purchasing requisition. Non-standard computer equipment requests are subject to approval by IT and may not be approved if a comparable standard device exists.

If the technology you would like to purchase is not one of the computer or peripheral standards listed below, please read more about the support available for non-standard devices.

Standard Computing Devices

Click here to see a list of standard comping devices. If prompted, please log in to Google with your Butler e-mail address and password.

(Standards updated 7/18/18.)


These devices are not available as part of the Replacement Cycle unless otherwise noted.

iPad Standards: Product Information  (Butler login via Google Apps required)

Nexus Standards: Product Information  (Butler login via Google Apps required)

What is the Hub & Software Fee?

The Hub and Software Fee is added to the cost of all computers and devices running a full OS. The money collected is used for several things:

  • Funds the campus wide software license for faculty, staff, and lab computers (including Microsoft, antivirus, and other software agreements)
  • Helps fund the repair of computers
  • Helps fund network maintenance and growth as more devices are added
  • Helps maintain and support computer lab and classroom computers

What is the Butler IT warranty?

The Butler IT warranty provides two-year coverage for iPad and Nexus tablets and four-year coverage for Mac desktops or laptops. The warranty costs $100 and covers repairs for hardware failure and accidental damage (maximum two incidents). This year, IT will cover the cost of the warranty for iPad and Nexus tablet purchases (excludes Surface/HP tablets) on behalf of other departments.

When purchasing a new Mac desktop or laptop, the IT warranty cost is already included in the prices listed on the standards sheet.