Recommended laptops

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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:

  • Delivered to the University the next working day (if order recieved by 3pm)
    • Please note if you chose to upgrade from the recommended base spec this becomes a custom order and the delivery time will be 3-4 weeks from order.
    • Upgrades to memory and hard drives will be installed by Getech inhouse, taking approximately a week from point of order receipt by Getech.
  • 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 onsite
  • Recommended laptops can be encrypted to adhere to point 2.5 of the Policy for safe use of University information on all devices 

Recommended specs

LevelUseSpecsPriceUpgrade and accessory options
Budget

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 L480

i3 8th gen processor

4GB memory

128GB SSD storage

14" HD screen

Weight - starting at 1.7kg

£480 + VAT

Upgrade to i5 8th gen processor + £63+VAT

Upgrade to 8GB memory + £48+VAT (extra 4GB)

Upgrade to 256GB SSD + £68+VAT

Upgrade to FHD screen + £17+VAT

Compatible dock: Lenovo Thinkpad USB-C Dock

Recommended The equivalent to the standard office PC. Performance will be adequate for most people.

Lenovo Thinkpad x280

i5 8th gen processor

8GB memory

256GB SSD storage

12.5" HD screen

Weight - starting at 1.16kg

£715.00 + VAT

Upgrade to i7 8th gen processor + £90+VAT

Upgrade to 16GB memory + £97+VAT

Upgrade to 512GB SSD + £195+VAT

Upgrade to FHD screen + £59+VAT

Upgrade to FHD touch screen + £73+VAT

Compatible dock: Lenovo Thinkpad USB-C Dock

NB: This device does not have an inbuilt ethernet port but comes with an ethernet adapter

Mobile Working

Ideal for staff who spend a lot of time working in meetings without access to a dock.

The T480s has a bigger screen that the x280.

Lenovo Thinkpad T480s

i5 8th gen processor

8GB memory

256GB SSD storage

14” FHD screen

Weight - starting at 1.31kg

£803 + VAT

Upgrade to i7 8th gen processor + £72+VAT

Upgrade to 16GB memory + £180+VAT

Upgrade to 512GB SSD + £195+VAT

Upgrade to FHD touch screen + £32+VAT

Compatible dock: Lenovo Thinkpad USB-C Dock

Ultra lightweight mobile working High-end device. Ideal for staff who travel for work.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (6th gen)

i5 8th gen processor

8GB memory

256GB SSD storage

14" FHD screen

Weight - starting at 1.13kg

£1064 + VAT

Upgrade to i7 8th gen processor + £87+VAT

Upgrade to 16GB memory + £157+VAT

Upgrade to 512GB SSD + £195+VAT

Upgrade to FHD touch screen + £35+VAT

Compatible dock: Lenovo Thinkpad USB-C Dock

NB: This device does not have an inbuilt ethernet port but comes with an ethernet adapter

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

Getech's University of York webpage »

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.

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.

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.

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
Email: mkelly@getech.co.uk
Tel: (01473) 243425
Fax: (01473) 740318

If Michael is not available, please contact:

India Wharton
Sales Support
Tel: (01473) 243439
Email: iwharton@getech.co.uk

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

Email: educ@getech.co.uk
Tel: 01473 240470