Below you will find a series of frequently asked questions and answers. On the left navigation panel there are a series of links to pages for the Dell and Apple computer purchase programs, minimum recommended computer specifications, and software discounts available exclusively to Elon University students.
Need more information? The Technology Service Desk is available to better assist you by:
While students are not required to bring a computer to campus, we strongly recommend that you do. Having a computer with you at Elon can make many activities much more convenient. For instance, you can:
If you are considering the purchase of a new computer, Elon recommends a laptop computer as opposed to a desktop computer. Laptop computers can easily travel with you around campus. You will find them to be very helpful in taking notes and collaborating with other students on assignments as you move from space to space on campus.
It depends on where you purchase your computer. It's always important to inquire about the possibility of educational discounts for computers. For example, see the links below for information about discounts offered by Dell and Apple.
Dell offers Elon University students discounts on laptop and desktop computers, peripherals, and accessories purchased through Dell. For more information, click here.
Apple offers Elon University students discounts on laptop and desktop computers, peripherals, and accessories purchased at the Apple store or website. For more information, click here.
Yes, every year Elon updates the specifications page to meet the growing technological demands of the student body and academic programs.
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