Technology is a critical component in a growing number of courses at Quinnipiac. We require students to have a laptop, ensuring they have round-the-clock computing capabilities.
Our experience and that of other universities attests to the high value of standardization in terms of the quality of support and the learning experience. We find it in our students' best interest to have them use the same laptop as their peers and administrators.
Quinnipiac recommends incoming freshmen and transfer students purchase the Dell Latitude or Apple MacBook Pro models. The configuration of these laptops - processor, memory, hard drive and graphics are designed to meet the academic and lifestyle needs of our students. All recommended laptops include a comprehensive three-year, hardware warranty program (battery warranty is one year). In addition, the Dell models include CompleteCare® accidental damage coverage and Computrace® theft recovery protection.
These laptops are configured with Quinnipiac students in mind and are specially priced for Quinnipiac students.
The Quinnipiac network accommodates both Dell and Apple laptops. Trained personnel are available to help students connect their laptops to Quinnipiac's security-enabled wireless network (BobcatNet), access University applications and databases, send print jobs to network printers, etc.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a laptop. To help you make an informed decision we have prepared a chart that highlights important differences between the service and support available for the recommended Dell and Apple laptops.
To review specifications and pricing for the recommended Dell laptop, or to place your order, visit the Dell Ordering and Information page.
To review specifications and pricing for the recommended Apple laptop, or to place your order, visit the Apple Ordering and Information page.
For more information please refer to our FAQ section. Also, QU Information Services staff are available to answer any questions you may have. Please call us at 203-582-4357 or submit a Technology Help Request.