Computer Purchasing Information

Computer Purchasing Information


In July 2009, the General Assembly passed SB 202 with budget provision 6.11(a) as part of the State’s efforts to reduce costs and duplication of efforts. This initiative went into effect on July 1, 2010. The Combined Pricing Initiative, later known as the Consolidated Purchasing Initiative (CPI), is mandatory for all campuses within the UNC system. It establishes uniform computer pricing and provides a number of standard configurations from participating vendors.


DIT recommends and supports Dell computers, primarily.  See the below recommended device specifications for laptops and desktops.



 CPI Laptops