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Computer Purchase Program

Buy a Laptop

If you plan to buy a new laptop for the Fall semester, we recommend making the purchase no earlier than May. Waiting until June or July is preferable because computer performance-price ratios increase with time. We do suggest ordering the computer before August to ensure that it arrives in time for the start of the academic year.

The computer you select should include Home Student Edition 2010 or 2013 (Windows - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) or Microsoft Office 2011 Home and Student Edition (Macintosh - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Windows) or Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2008 (Macintosh) is acceptable

Recommended Operating Systems


Recommended Computer Configurations

Take advantage of Dell's Elmira College Personal Purchase Program to customize your computer or call the dedicated student and faculty sales line at 888-987-3355.


Recommended Computer Configurations

Visit Apple's Student Education Web site to learn how to order a computer system on your own or call The Apple Store for Education Individuals at (800) 780-5009.

Contact the IT Department