Suggested Computers for Students

Overview

Students are not required, but are recommended, to bring a computer with them to UCCS. The following are recommendations for those who choose to do so. If you do bring a personal computer to UCCS, please be aware that some curricula require more powerful computer. Please check with the college of your field of study for their hardware and software recommendations. UCCS has numerous open computer labs to support studying, homework, and research needs.

When Is Support Available For This Service?

Support for assistance in purchasing is available during posted help desk hours.

The help desk does provide limited assistance with software issues affecting personally owned devices. We may also be able to provide preliminary diagnostics in the event of hardware issues. 

Discounts on computers can be found at the following links:

 

Windows Computer


Laptops Desktops
  • i5 (or comparable AMD) Processor
  • i5 (or comparable AMD) Processor
  • Newest Windows Operating System
  • Newest Windows Operating System
  • 3 year hardware and software warranty
  • 3 year hardware and software warranty
  • Lithium Ion battery
  • 90% efficient power supply
  • 500 GB Hard Drive/Hybrid or 256 GB SSD
  • 500 GB Hard Drive/Hybrid or 256 GB SSD
  • 4 (or more) GB of memory
  • 4 (or more) GB of memory

 

  • Many students prefer laptops with a touch screen for note taking and ease of use.

 

Mac Computer


Laptops Desktops
  • 4 GB of memory
  • 4 GB of memory
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • Ethernet Adapter
  • Apple Care Protection Plan
  • Apple Care Protection Plan
 

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