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 (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
The recommended operating system is Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, or Windows 7 Ultimate
Elmira College does NOT support Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Basic, Windows Vista or XP Home Basic
MacintoshRecommended Computer Configurations
The recommended operating system is Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Mac OS X 10-.4 (Tiger) or Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) is acceptable
Areas of Interest
Recommended Computer Configurations
Listings of popular desktop and laptop computer configurations. Required Ethernet adapters for access to the Internet are included.
Education Purchase Sites
Windows: 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.
Macintosh: Visit the Elmira College Custom Apple Store to learn how to order a computer system on your own or call The Apple Store for Education at 1-800-MY-APPLE.