Quintessa Gallinat, Tech Shop

Quintessa Gallinat, Tech Shop

Quintessa is the marketing communications specialist for Tech Shop. You can reach her at qgallin@umich.edu.

Tech Shop launches new ecommerce website

Tech Shop, the U-M campus technology store formerly known as Computer Showcase, successfully launched a new point-of-sale system and ecommerce website on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted previously announced plans to unveil the new service name in conjunction with the grand opening of a re-designed Michigan Union store. Despite that delay, development on behind-the-scenes systems… Read More »

Trade in your tech…for the kids!

By | February 28, 2020

Join Computer Showcase in support of the largest student-run non-profit on the U-M campus this spring. When you trade in your old tech at the Showcase through March 28, you get instant store credit toward a new tech purchase, and we donate an additional 10% of your trade-in value to Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan!  Please… Read More »

Introducing Tech Shop

By | February 26, 2020

The campus institution that began with a computer truck load sale in 1987 will mark a major milestone this spring. When the Computer Showcase returns home to a brand new Michigan Union store space in April, they will adopt a new name: Tech Shop. When the first brick-and-mortar location opened in 1988, Computer Showcase only offered consulting and… Read More »

Check out Tech Talk Tuesdays at Computer Showcase

Computer Showcase Tech Talks are back at a brand new day and time! This regular series of workshops is designed to help you discover new tech and make the most of the tech you already have. Join us for demos and tutorials on hardware, software, apps, and products that might just change your world. Who: Open to allWhen: Tuesdays at… Read More »

Top 5 reasons to attend the Holiday Kickoff event Nov. 28

By | November 19, 2018

Still on the fence about attending the Holiday Kickoff? Here are the top 5 reasons you don’t want to miss this one-day event on Wednesday, November 28: Best pricing of the year (on top of already low academic pricing) on eligible Apple products—including the new iPad Pro and MacBook Air. New, interest-free payroll deduction plans up to 12… Read More »

Tech Talks are back at the Computer Showcase

By | September 20, 2018

Tech Talks are back at the Computer Showcase at a brand new day and time! Join us for our regular series of workshops designed to help you discover new tech and make the most of the tech you already have. We offer demos and tutorials on hardware, software, apps, and products that might just change your world. Who: Open to… Read More »

New Computer Showcase at Shapiro hosts grand opening May 30

  This year’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day is also the Grand Opening of the new Computer Showcase Central Campus location in the Shapiro Library. Join us at either location 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 for one-day-only incentive offers and discount pricing on an expanded selection of our most popular products. Advance product reservations are… Read More »

Computer Showcase relocates during renovation

During the upcoming Michigan Union Renovation Project, the Computer Showcase flagship store will temporarily relocate to Shapiro Undergraduate Library this spring. The final day at the Michigan Union will be Commencement Saturday, April 28, 2018. In early May, Showcase will reopen on the first floor of Shapiro. Customers can enter through the lobby past the Information Desk. This… Read More »

Trade in your tech…for the kids!

By | February 23, 2018

What happens when you trade up your old tech at Computer Showcase through March 31? You get instant store credit toward a new technology purchase. We donate an extra 10% of your trade-in value to Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan! Your tech. Your computer store. For the kids. Computer Showcase is making a donation to Dance Marathon for every hardware… Read More »

Computer Showcase holiday pop-up stores

Computer Showcase holiday pop-up stores are back and coming soon to a campus location near you! December 8 – Shared Services Center, Victor’s Room December 13 – Arbor Lakes, Building 3 Lobby December 18 – University Hospital Cafeteria, Dining Rooms A&B December 19 – Wolverine Tower, Room G18 Pop-up store hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for University Hospital and… Read More »

Computer Showcase kicks off holiday season with Nov. 30 event

By | November 10, 2017

All U-M faculty and staff are invited to the third annual Holiday Kickoff at Computer Showcase on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. This special event features exclusive discounts on popular products and much more. Qualifying products will include the new Apple Watch and select PCs, as well as iPad Pro, Mac, MacBook, and Beats by Dr. Dre. In addition… Read More »

Computer Showcase Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day

All U-M faculty and staff are invited to the annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Computer Showcase on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This special sale features the year’s best discounts on select Apple products and much more. Qualifying products will include the new iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Mac Pro, Beats by Dr. Dre and… Read More »

Computer Showcase offers secure removable media

Computer Showcase now carries secure Aegis drives from Apricorn, providing encrypted removable media with layers of protection to keep sensitive data safe in transit. The Aegis Padlock Fortress is a 500GB USB 3.0 hard drive with 2 levels of military grade encryption, unique PIN access with programmable auto-lock features, and rugged physical attack protection. Aegis Secure Key offers… Read More »