Personal Purchases

Home Computer Purchases

These vendors currently offer educational discounts for computer purchases by University of Wisconsin-Superior faculty and staff. 

Personal Purchased Software

WISC, the University of Wisconsin System's software cooperative, offers discounted pricing on many commonly used software products. Faculty and staff may purchase directly from WISC using a credit card. Login by using your UW-Superior username and password,

Recommended Computers

UWS members often ask what kind of computer is best for their home use. The answer is: the kind of computer you are most comfortable using.  Many people find a desktop computer a great tool for organizing their home lives.  Desktop computers are also very affordable. Others find laptop computers convenient for their portability and the availability of wireless computer networks on their travels.

If you are planning to purchase a new computer, the following specifications are recommended by university technology staff:

  • i5 processor
  • 4.0GB Memory
  • 250GB Hard Drive*
  • 512MB Graphics Card*
  • DVD+/- RW Disc Drive
  • 19" Flat Panel Monitor
  • Current Windows operating system
  • Current Microsoft Office Software Suite - purchased from WISC to obtain UW-Superior discount

*If you plan to do multimedia on this computer, larger graphics card and hard drive are suggested