CCI for faculty & staff personal use

Looking for a personal computer for you or your family? CCI products are the best value computer purchase a faculty or staff member can make. Not only are CCI computers discounted beyond standard educational pricing — up to 50% — CCI includes perks you can’t get anywhere else. When you buy a CCI laptop, you also have access to unparalleled customer support.

Faculty and staff at UNC can purchase CCI laptops with personal funds for personal use. Retired faculty or staff members can purchase one CCI computer per year. Compare CCI student, faculty and staff laptop models and pricing at the UNC Student Stores Tech Shop.

If you are using University or grant funds, you must purchase using ConnectCarolina, not the UNC Student Stores Tech Shop. Learn more at Departmental Purchases.

Included in your purchase*

  • Free in-person or virtual tech support from UNC
  • Access to an on-campus authorized repair center
  • Free loaner laptop while yours is serviced
  • Premium preloaded software and free upgrades
  • Comprehensive warranty options
  • Pick up your new computer on the day of purchase (out of stock items may take two to three weeks)

Ready to buy?

Order your laptop online by visiting CCI student, faculty and staff and pick up in the Tech Shop on the third floor of Student Stores.

UNC faculty and staff can purchase computers for personal use through CCI


Available upgrades vary by time of purchase.

At time of purchase:

  • You can add memory to any laptop
  • No other hardware specs can be changed at the time of order

After purchase:

  • Apple models cannot be upgraded
  • Some Lenovo models can upgrade RAM
  • All Lenovo models can upgrade SSD

You’ve got your laptop, here’s what to do next

Once you have your laptop be sure to visit our Getting Started Guide to set it up, connect to campus Wi-Fi and more.

Making returns

Need to return your computer? Customers have five business days to initiate a return by contacting the ITS Service Desk or customer care at UNC Student Stores. The computer must be promptly returned to UNC Student Stores. All returns must be in original condition in original packaging (i.e., box and all packing materials) and include all materials (brochures, disks, power supply, battery, etc.).

*non-CCI computers do not include these advantages