Best Time to Buy

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 ideal because computer performance-price ratios increase with time. Plus, ordering the computer before August ensures that it arrives in time for the start of the academic year.

For recommended configurations:


Save Through EC

Apple Education Store

Current and newly accepted Elmira College students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to save on Mac and iPad purchases with Apple Education Pricing! Check out the Elmira College Apple Education Store for details.

Dell Education Store

Elmira College has negotiated special pricing on recommended laptops and bundles for EC students and employees. Visit the Elmira College Dell Education Store for available options through Dell.



Please contact the IT Help Desk at or (607) 735-1915.

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