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Student Discount on Apple Computers
Fairfield University fully supports Apple computers, and maintains multiple computer labs on campus with iMacs for student use. Any newly purchased Apple desktop or laptop machine - including the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro - will function on the University's network.
Ideally, a new computer should have a minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM.
Apple computers can be purchased with an education discount by visiting Fairfield's Apple Store page (NetID login required). There you will find a current list of our recommended systems (Link located in the upper right of the page) that you can have shipped to your home or local Apple Retail Store for pickup.
Although you are eligible to receive an education discount with the purchase of any Apple computer, an additional $25 discount is included with the purchase of any MacBook Pro bundled with 3 year AppleCare.
Note, Microsoft Office is not included in these bundles. You can get information on discount purchasing of Microsoft Office here (then click on 'Office Suites').
Fairfield University strongly recommends both a Productivity Suite and Extended Warranty/Accidental Insurance. Options for each are listed below:
Apple iWork (Comes Pre-installed)
Microsoft Office 365 (Subscription)
OpenOffice (Free alternative for MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
Extended Warranty and additional Accidental Insurance
AppleCare 3-Year Protection Plan is included in our bundles.
NOTE: Accidents are not covered with AppleCare.
The following Apple approved vendors provide accident and/or theft insurance for computers (and other electronic devices).
To check out a Mac, visit us at the Fairfield University Stag Spirit Shop located in the Barone Campus Center
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student Discount on HP Computers
The University's preferred provider for Microsoft Windows computers is Hewlett-Packard (HP). You can purchase enterprise class recommended HP machines at a significant student discount at our web-store provided by CDW-G. Any newly purchased computer or mobile device will be sufficient for all University needs. Your new computer should have a minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM, but optimally 8GB is preferred if possible.
Please note, only a 60 day trial of Microsoft Office may be included in these bundles. Click Here to order the full version of MS Office for $79.99 (4-year subscription).
Please remember that Fairfield University strongly recommends the following additional items:
Additional Warranty Coverage: HP 4 years Extended Service Agreement & Accidental Damage Protection
Additional Accidental Insurance can be purchased through 3rd-party vendors who are not affiliated with Fairfield University (not included in our bundles)
Productivity Suite (one of the following):
Microsoft Office 365 (Subscription)
OpenOffice (a free alternative for MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
Discounted Pricing for Microsoft Office (Windows and Mac)
Office 365 ($79.99/4-year subscription) regular price $99.99/year.
Once you have your computer, click to download and install Office 365 University, using your Fairfield University provided e-mail address (@student.fairfield.edu).
Office 365 University includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access*, Publisher*, OneNote*, SkyDrive, Skype (60 mins/month world calling)
*Windows version only
Office 2013 ($139.99, )
Office 2011 ($139.95, Apple OSX 10.5.8 or later)
Free Alternatives For Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint