Recommended Laptops 2017

Dear Elmira College Student,

Below are updated Apple and Dell educational price offerings and information on the free Microsoft Office service for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. If you have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@elmira.edu or (607) 735-1915.

For Apple and Dell prices and more information on purchasing a laptop please go to the Mac or PC Purchase page. 

Buy a Laptop

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

Free Microsoft Office Service for Elmira College 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.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at 607-735-1915 or helpdesk@elmira.edu.

Log on to your Office account: portal.microsoftonline.com | Sign in with @elmira.edu account

Recommended Operating Systems

WINDOWS
  • The recommended operating system is Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1 is also supported 
Recommended Computer Configurations

Attention! Elmira College provides Microsoft Office free to actively enrolled students. 
  • Intel i5 processor or greater
  • 8GB memory or greater
  • 250GB internal drive or greater
  • USB, HDMI ports
  • Battery and power adapter
  • Integrated speakers
  • Built-in Ethernet or wireless
  • Four year parts, labor, onsite warranty
Go to the Education Site for Dell dell.com/elmira and choose Recommended Bundles for Elmira College OR call the dedicated student and faculty sales line at 888-987-3355.

MACINTOSH
  • The recommended operation system is MacOS Sierra (10.12)
  • MacOS El Capitan (10.11) and MacOS Yosemite (10.10) are also supported
Recommended Computer Configurations

Attention! Elmira College provides Microsoft Office free to actively enrolled students.
  • Intel i5 processor or greater
  • 8GB memory or greater
  • 250GB internal drive or greater
  • USB, Thunderbolt ports
  • Integrated speakers
  • Built-in Ethernet or wireless
  • Battery and power adapter
  • AppleCare+ 3-year service (includes accidental protection)
Go to the Apple Store for Education apple.com/edu/elmira to order a computer system on your own or call The Apple Store for Education Individuals at (800) 780-5009.