University Technology

uTech Computer Store

uTech Computer Store Closing July 29

The uTech Computer Store, located in the concourse of the University Union on WIU’s Macomb campus, will permanently close at the end of the business day on Friday, July 29, 2016. Most other University Technology (uTech) support services (including help desk services) will continue to be available to University students and employees at the uTech Support Center in Stipes Hall 126.

Individuals placing special orders for personally-owned Apple computer hardware or accessories through the store must do so before the close of business Friday, July 15. All in-stock inventory has been significantly reduced in price in an effort to sell by July 29. After this date, departments are encouraged to contact University Technology (uTech) for pre-purchasing assistance of institutional computer acquisitions.

uTech is considering options to continue providing warranty repairs for Apple & Dell products as well as other non-warranty repairs to enrolled students. Unfortunately, repair services for University employees’ personally-owned hardware will no longer be offered.

More information will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Morgan, Director of University Technology/User Support Services, at CK-Morgan@wiu.edu or (309) 298-3514.

The uTech Computer Store is your on-campus computer store. We are both an Apple Authorized Campus Store and Dell Campus Reseller, which mean all of our computers are priced with an educational discount. We sell the full line of Apple computers, iPads and iPods as well as a basic line of Dell laptops and tablets. We also sell a variety of computer, tablet and phone accessories. We do not sell cellular phones.

Repairs

The uTech Computer Store has an on-site repair facility and has an Apple certified repair technician on staff. Come in and see us for:

  • Warranty and non-warranty Apple repairs. No matter where you purchased it, we can fix it!
  • Limited Dell warranty repairs (only available on computers purchased from our store)
  • Some limited non-warranty Windows laptop repairs
  • Virus and malware cleanup
  • Software questions
  • And much more!

Trade-Ins

The uTech Computer Store now accepts trade-ins on a variety of devices and computers. Bring in your old device and we can tell you what it is worth as a trade-in. You can also get your own online quote on our trade-in site. You will receive a gift card to our store in the amount of the trade-in. You can use the gift card towards the purchase of any item in the store. We currently accept the following items:

  • iPods
  • Cell Phones
    • Apple iPhones
    • Galaxy and Galaxy Note
    • HTC One
  • Tablets
    • Apple iPad and iPad mini
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab and Note
    • Google Nexus 7 & 10
    • Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro
    • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Apple laptops
    • MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
  • Apple Desktops
    • iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro

Campus Unit Purchases

Dell also offers special pricing on WIU recommended PC machines. However, these offers are not available through our uTech Computer Store. Please check out our Desktop/Hardware section to view recommended PC (and Macintosh) configurations for faculty and staff computers, as well as to view the special Dell pricing configurations on WIU computers.

For more information about software, view the uTech page for software installed on WIU systems.

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