New Laptop Guide
New students can bring a laptop they have or choose to buy a new laptop from any vendor.
Please note: Chromebooks, iPads, tablets, and mobile devices do not meet this requirement.
The NinerTech Store offers Niner Ready Bundles with a laptop that meets the hardware specifications and a warranty at a discounted price for students. In addition to competitive pricing, the NinerTech Store provides on-campus support right in the Popp Martin Student Union.
Your initial financial aid offer will not be increased for a laptop purchase. If you need additional aid to cover the laptop purchase, see these FAQs.
Hardware specs recommend a 4-year warranty that includes parts and labor. If you need a new laptop, you should be able to choose warranty options from any vendor. To keep it simple, Niner Ready Bundles package together a laptop and 4-year warranties and include accidental damage and on-campus support from the NinerTech Store. The Dell ProSupport Plus warranty includes 24/7 tech support. The Mac NinerCare warranty includes theft protection for the first year.
Repairs & Support
On-campus in the Popp Martin Student Union, the NinerTech Store provides warranty service and support, including laptop repair, software installation, OS reinstallations, health checks, tune-ups, RAM upgrades. For a detailed list, see the NinerTech Store website.
Tip #1 Pay for good design
You will use your laptop day-in and day-out. Choose sleek over clunky for on-the-go learning. Opt for a design that is made to protect the display and resist wear and tear over the next few years.
Tip #2 Go for long battery life…you will use it!
Six hours of battery life is the MINIMUM specification you should purchase. If you can get 10+ hours of battery life in your budget, go for it.