Ordering a PC from the UH Dell Store Online
The following is a basic guide on how to order a PC through the UH Dell Store online.
To order a computer, you must:
- Create an online quote (an E-quote) for the order.
- Save the E-quote.
- Print the E-quote.
- Give the E-Quote print-out to your department's purchaser (usually the fiscal administrator or department head).
1) Create an online E-Quote.
First, connect to either the UH Dell Store (Higher Education) or the Dell State and Local Government Store (local government). When you get to the site, you will be prompted to enter your information to create a new account. (If you already have an account, click the 'Return to welcome page' link. Then, click on the link for the 'Premier Login' to login.) The UH Dell Store is usually less expensive, but at times there may be special promotions at the different sites. Dell will honor the lowest priced quote you saved when you submit your order.
Once you have created your account or logged in, mouse over where it says Systems on the menu across the top. Then, select either Desktops (Optiplex or Inspiron) or Notebooks (Inspiron or Latitude). You will then be taken to a page where you can choose a model and customize it. Please make sure the model you choose meets the minimum ITS Computer Recommendations.
To see a side-by-side comparison with another computer, select the Compare check box on two or more systems. Then, select the Compare button.
To change any of the configurations, click on the Customize link. When customizing, you can use the Help Me Choose link to learn more about what a specific item is. When finished, click on Update Price at the bottom to make sure that it contains all of your changes. Then add your item to the cart and click on Save as E-Quote.
Optionally you can add additional items to the order by clicking Continue Shopping. After you are finished, click Save as E-Quote.
2) Save the E-Quote form.
Enter your Name and Email Address.
Under E-Quote Name, enter your email address a second time.
Under Description, enter a short description of the machine (for example: Dell Desktop for Bob Smith).
You can skip the Authorized Buyer section but, you will need to add your shipping information and agree to the Trade Compliance.
When finished with this section, click Continue.
3) Email the E-quote.
On the next screen, you will be shown a total for your order. Make sure it looks correct and then click View E-quote.
Next, click Email and fill out the form to email it to your Dell campus representative (see below), and request the lowest price available for your configuration. When finished, print out the quote by clicking on the Print link..
4) Give the print-out(s) to your department's purchaser.
The purchaser will need the printed quotes to finish the purchasing process.
For ordering questions, please contact Bill Foster or (512) 513-3938.
Return to the UH Dell information page.
The first time you connect to the Dell Store, you will be prompted to register with Dell using an email address and a password (any password will do).