Winthrop University: Student Laptops
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Computing & Information
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1 McBryde Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2400
803/323-2580 (fax)
helpdesk@winthrop.edu

Student Laptops

Beginning fall 2021, all students are strongly encouraged to purchase a laptop to use for classwork. The Computing & Information Technology Department has worked with academic departments across campus to provide three recommended laptop configurations to meet the needs of various programs. 

 

Laptop Specifications

Entry-Level
Windows

High-Performance
Windows

Apple
MacBook Pro

i5 Processor
14" FHD Display
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
Wi-Fi 6
WebCam & Microphone

i7 Processor
14" FHD Display
16GB RAM
512GB SSD
Wi-Fi 6
WebCam & Microphone

M1 Processor
13" Display
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
Wi-Fi 6
WebCam & Microphone

Purchase from Dell

Purchase from Dell

Purchase from Apple

Students may purchase laptops with the above minimum specifications from any manufacturer. The links provided are for your convenience.

NOTE: You do NOT need to purchase the Microsoft Office Suite as it is available free to all current students on their personal computers. Click here to download Microsoft Office for free.


Which laptop is best for me?

A student's technology needs are dependent on their program of study. Use the matrix below to see which configurations are recommended for your program of study. 

Click the image below to open as a PDF.

Student Laptop Options Matrix

Last Updated: 10/15/21