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Purchasing a Computer

Dear Elmira College Student,

Below is updated Apple and Dell educational price offerings and information on the new, free Microsoft Office service for the 2014 - 2015 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.

NEW! Free Microsoft Office Service for Elmira College Students

Exciting News! Elmira College is providing a new, free service to all enrolled students. Effective this July, students will be able to download and run Microsoft Office on their Windows or Macintosh computers. In addition, they can download Office apps to 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 free as long as you are a current student.

Stay tuned! Additional information about this new service will be available during the summer. If you have questions, feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at 607-735-1915 or helpdesk@elmira.edu.

Recommended Operating Systems

Windows

Recommended Computer Configurations

Attention! Elmira College provides Microsoft Office free to actively enrolled students. 


Go to the Education Site for Dell 
http://www.dell.com/elmira and choose Recommended Bundles for Elmira College OR call the dedicated student and faculty sales line at 888-987-3355.

Macintosh

Recommended Computer Configurations

Attention! Elmira College provides Microsoft Office free to actively enrolled students.

Go to the Apple Store for Education http://www.apple.com/edu/elmira to order a computer system on your own or call The Apple Store for Education Individuals at (800) 780-5009.


Contact the IT Department