Recommended laptops

Related services

Getech is the approved supplier of laptops and related accessories for the University of York following a formal tender competition against the National Desktop and Notepad Agreement framework. Using this agreement represents the best value for money and ensures compliance with the University’s Financial Regulations and relevant UK / EU procurement regulations.

Each recommended model purchased will be:

  • tested by Getech prior to shipping to ensure it is working correctly. Please be aware that this means that the box seal will be broken as a result
  • fully supported by IT Services, covering both software and hardware faults. Recommended laptops have been fully tested to work with our managed Windows platform and applications.
  • covered by an enhanced 3 year warranty to give peace of mind in the unlikely event that things go wrong. IT Services will arrange for an engineer to attend any hardware faults
  • Recommended laptops can be encrypted to adhere to point 2.5 of the Policy for safe use of University information on all devices 

Alternative models

Alternative models are available to purchase from Getech if the recommended models do not meet your needs. However, you should not purchase a laptop below the entry-level model specified below as in many cases they cannot be encrypted and your data could be insecure as a result.

Please be aware that the alternative models will not be supplied pre-imaged, may not be able to be imaged with the Managed Windows build and may not be able to encrypt.

If you are considering an alternative model then please ensure that it is fitted with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip to ensure it can be encrypted.

If you are not sure that the recommended model meets your needs or if alternative model meets our requirements, please contact IT Services or our Getech Account Manager, Michael Kelly (details below), who will be able to advise.

Support arrangements

If you have any hardware problems during the warranty period of a recommended model please contact the Library & IT Help Desk. We will arrange with Getech for a repair or replacement device.

For non recommended models we will do our best to provide support, but please be aware that it may not be possible to provide a fully supported service for these devices.

Recommended specs

Entry level

For routine office tasks such as using Microsoft Word and Excel, and web browsing including Google Apps.

More complex software can be used but performance may be less than required.

Lenovo Thinkpad L470
i3 processor
4GB memory
256GB SSD storage

£554 + VAT

£664.80 inc VAT

Standard The equivalent to the standard office PC. Performance will be adequate for most people. Lenovo Thinkpad x280 i5 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD storage

£715.00 + VAT

£858 inc VAT

High end This will be ideal if you require more computational power to run more complex software or need to process a moderately high level of data.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1
i7 processor
16GB memory
512GB SSD storage
Full HD 14” Screen

£1358 + VAT

£1629.60 inc VAT

Hybrid This is the equivalent to the standard office PC and will be able to provide the performance for most people with the ability to use the laptop in tablet form and has a touchscreen.

Lenovo Yoga 370
i5 processor
8GB memory
256GB SSD storage
12.5" touchscreen

£973 + VAT

£1167.60 inc VAT

Please visit Getech's website to see the University’s recommended models:

Getech's University of York webpage »

How to order

Orders should be raised on the York ePurchase system.

All York recommended laptops and associated accessories are catalogue products on YEP. You can find all of these products by entering 'Getech' in the search field.
Orders for all other products on this landing page can be raised on YEP as a free format order.

Personal purchases

If you are a staff member and wish to purchase a device for personal use under the advantageous terms offered by this agreement, please contact:

Michael Kelly
Education Account Manager
Tel: (01473) 243425
Fax: (01473) 740318

If Michael is not available, please contact:

India Wharton
Sales Support
Tel: (01473) 243439

Alternatively, you may use Getech's general education sales contact details, and they will process your order:

Tel: 01473 240470