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Purchasing a Computer

Dear Elmira College Student,
 
For the 2016-2017 academic year see below resources on purchasing a laptop and your access to Microsoft Office for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. If you have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@elmira.edu or (607) 735-1915
 
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.
 
For recommended configurations, Apple and Dell education pricing, and other information on purchasing a laptop please go to the Mac and PC purchase page.

FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE FOR STUDENTS
 
At no charge Elmira College students can download and run Microsoft Office on up to five Windows or Macintosh computers. In addition, they can download Office apps on up to five of their mobile devices: Apple iOS or Android. (Windows Mobile includes Office apps by default.) Students first register and sign in with their Elmira e-mail address to access their personal software page. The subscription is available as long as you are a current student.
Log on to your Office account: portal.microsoftonline.com | Sign in with @elmira.edu account.