Purchasing a Computer



To learn more about purchasing a computer, visit the Technology Website.

What kind of computer should I purchase?

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.

Are there educational discounts available?

Elon University does not recommend specific brands, makes, or models of devices. Several vendors offer discounts to university students, including Dell and Apple, when purchased with a .edu email address.

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.

  • Discounted Dell Products

Dell offers university students discounts on laptop and desktop computers, peripherals, and accessories purchased through Dell. For more information, click here.

  • Discounted Apple Products

Apple offers university students discounts on laptop and desktop computers, peripherals, and accessories purchased at the Apple store or website. For more information, click here.

Does Elon have a list of recommended specifications for new computers?

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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