University Hardware Purchases

CaTS offers on campus departments discounts for their university hardware purchases. If you have questions about hardware purchasing, please contact the Help Desk.

Choose a link below for information on equipment selection and purchasing.

Selecting Equipment

PC Desktops, Laptops, Monitors, and Accessories

PC desktops, laptops, monitors, and accessories are available through Pomeroy, the university's selected supplier for these products. Follow the steps below to purchase. Desktops and laptops come preconfigured with a full suite of university licensed software.



You must login with the following account to view Wright State systems and pricing. 

  • Email:  (Do not attempt to send email to this address; it is for login purposes only)
  • Password: wrightstate

If you are unable to log in to the website, please contact the CaTS Help Desk for further assistance.

This website shows all equipment currently recommended by CaTS and sold through Pomeroy. Use this site to compare products and make your purchasing decision.

Note: You cannot order products directly from the Pomeroy website. Please see Step 2 below for ordering information.


Order Your Products

  1. Decide which equipment you wish to purchase, using the above referenced website as your guide.
  2. Contact your department's WrightBuy authorized user.
  3. Give this person your list of products. They will then order using the WrightBuy system.

If you do not know who your department's WrightBuy authorized user is, contact your department's Business Manager.

If you would like advice on which equipment to purchase, you may contact the CaTS Help Desk at x4827 or Eric Garrett, our dedicated sales representative.

Eric Garrett
voice: 439-9682 x5101


Setup Your Equipment

When your equipment arrives, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at x4827 to arrange setup and installation onto the campus network and the Internet.


Apple Macintosh

The full line of Apple iMacs, MacBooks, Mac mini and Mac Pro products are available at special WSU pricing via the WSU/Apple Online Store. You can reach this store directly to create a quote or access it through Wright Buy to expedite the purchasing process.

Support for Boot Camp, Parallels and other methods of running Microsoft Windows on Macintosh systems is limited. Full functionality of Windows applications and services are not guaranteed to run on Macs.

Visit the WSU/Apple Store.


Click the link below to download the Express Order Sheet for scanners. For product specifications, please visit the manufacturer's website or contact our recommended reseller.

Non-supported Systems

If you are considering the purchase of a computer other than those recommended above, you will be purchasing non-supported equipment. This means that support for the system will be your responsibility and that charges may be applied to any services provided by CaTS. In addition, if the non-supported product is found to be interfering with the operation of other systems or does not meet the security requirements of the campus network, it will be disconnected from the network.

Recommended computers come preconfigured with a standard suite of university software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and install much more quickly onto the campus network. Non-supported equipment will take longer to set up and will incur installation charges.

Before purchasing a non-supported product, carefully weigh all the factors in the long-term use of the system and don't just look at the initial purchase price. What is the warranty? Recommended systems come with an impressive 5-year warranty. Where will you get support? What if it breaks? Does it have to be sent back to a service center? Many cheaper consumer-grade PCs only come with a 90-day carry-in warranty. Recommended computers are serviced on campus by a technician familiar with the Wright State campus. What version of Windows does it include? Windows 7 Home editions are not supported - all systems should be purchased with Windows 7 Business or Enterprise edition.

If you decide to purchase a non-supported PC, you will need to complete the following form:

Faculty also have the option of applying for a Non-Supported Products Exemption (DOC). Please note, exemption requests must be submitted and reviewed before ordering equipment.