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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted August 27, 2018 by Academic and Institutional Technology
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Wheaton College Now Purchasing PCs from Lenovo

Effective Date: August 31, 2018

Wheaton College has selected Lenovo from GovConnection as the new vendor for our Windows-based PC purchases.  This selection was made after an extensive request for proposal was sent to six different technology vendors in order to ensure that we are purchasing the most suitable computers at the best price possible. As a result of that process, we are transitioning our standard PC product line from HP to Lenovo. This transition offers a number of exciting benefits for the college.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Improved computer hardware at prices comparable to or lower than previous equipment standards.
  • Improved 3-year warranty, featuring next business day onsite support for hardware issues.
  • Better integration between our computer vendor and ThunderMart, resulting in time savings and better order status communications.
  • Access to a purchasing portal through our new vendor (GovConnection, the service provider where we purchase our Windows services), which will allow students, faculty, and staff to purchase personal equipment at the Wheaton College’s discounted prices (coming soon).

 Impact on College Community

Our existing fleet of HP computers will continue to be replaced at the same refresh rate as before, and AIT will continue to support them until they reach the end of their usable life.   Going forward, you will see HP and Lenovo and Windows Surface machines on campus. 

You can learn more about computer ordering here.

If you have any questions about this transition, please feel free to contact the AIT Service Desk at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.