Student Laptops – What to Expect

What computers have the HSB class of 2015 selected for their academic use?  That’s what we wanted to find out so the Laptop Office invited all incoming HSB students to participate in a survey regarding technology choices.  46% of those who responded indicated that they purchased or plan to purchase a Lenovo computer offered through the Laptop Program.  The advantages of purchasing through the program include discounted pricing and on-campus warranty support.  In addition, students purchasing through the program are eligible for a free loaner if their computer is sent out for repair.

Approximately 25% of the respondents are planning on using an Apple MacBook.  All HSB students are required to have a Windows-based laptop however using a MacBook is feasible as long as Windows is installed on the system.  Guidelines for HSB Mac users have been available to prospective students and their parents at open house events, Admitted Students Day and orientation sessions.  Additionally, students  received a mailing and several emails outlining HSB technology requirements and recommendations.

The remaining 29% of respondents chose other computers such as Sony, HP and Dell.

If you or your students have any questions about the Laptop Program, contact Jeannine Shantz at x1678.

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