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Laptops at Gordon
The information below pertains to the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year
Because of how fast technology changes, we recommend not purchasing new computers until after June 1st to ensure you get the latest model/best pricing. While Gordon College does not require students to have computers, we do recommend that students come to campus with a laptop. Laptops enable anytime, anywhere learning. Gordon has complete wireless coverage in all the residence halls and over 150 wireless hotspots available in and around the academic buildings, allowing you to connect to the Internet from various locations. Bring your laptop to class, access your Blackboard class sites, use your free Microsoft Office 365 Subscription (see below for details) to prepare presentations and assignments, and bring your computer home over break to keep up with friends and get a head start on next semester's classes. When you want help with your laptop, it's easy to bring it to the Center for Technology Services Helpdesk located in the Jenks Library for support.
Most manufacturers allow an academic discount for college students – you often just need to have a valid email address from a college to qualify. See these links below for some discounted prices:
Should I purchase an Apple or Windows Computer?
At Gordon College, we support both the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. It is up to you to choose which one you wish to bring to Gordon.
Some things to consider when picking which type of computer to bring:
• The platform (Windows/Mac) you are more comfortable using.
• Check with a professor in your major to see if they have recommendations.
• Support and warranty options available to you
While here at Gordon, you can get support for both a Windows computer and Macintosh computer. However, you should consider your support options when you are home on break or if you travel with the computer. Depending on your situation, you may get better support if you purchase one platform over another.
If your computer has a problem, complimentary loaner laptops are available (first come, first served) while your computer is being repaired if your computer is still under the manufacturer's warranty.
If your computer is not under warranty you can rent a loaner laptop for $5 per day.
Free Microsoft Office 365 Subscription
Office 365 allows you to use the latest Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...) on up to 5 computers and full-access of their smartphone and tablet apps, all for free. Click here for more information and how to download.
Adobe Creative Cloud & Other Software Products
Gordon College Students, Faculty, and Staff are entitled to special pricing on Adobe Creative Cloud and other select software products using Gordon On-The-Hub. To order you must have a Gordon College E-mail address to register on Gordon On-The-Hub. Click here to navigate to Gordon On-The-Hub.
Gordon recommends Avast Anti-Virus Software, which is for non-commercial home use only. This means that students can install Avast on a personal computer that is not also being used for any commercial purposes. Click here to download, and then click here to register.