General Computer Buying Tips

Below are some general tips when purchasing computers. They are designed for use by all types of purchasers including parents, students, faculty & staff. These tips are not a representation of buying restrictions or policy at UIS but a compendium of our experience with what works best for our customers.

 

Processors –

Operating System –

 

Memory –

 

Storage

 

Optical Drive

 

Monitors

 

Graphics Card

 

Sound Cards

 

Keyboards & Mice

 

Speakers

 

Internet Security Software –

 

Microsoft Office Software
UIS students and employees can take advantage of Office 365 to download Office applications on their personally-owned devices, free for use while they are enrolled in courses/employed at UIS. Office 365 also includes use of the Office mobile apps, allowing you to create and edit Office documents on your mobile devices.