Purchasing a New Computer Prior to Welcome Week?
High Point University offers discounts to three websites. Dell and Mac offer a student discount when purchasing computers. Our software purchasing program is through a company called Varsity Buys.
- Dell Computer Purchase Program
- Lenovo Computer Purchase Program
- Apple Computer Purchase Program
- Software Purchase Program
Minimum Computer Recommendations:
Any computer purchased within the last two years will likely meet our minimum recommendations for accessing our campus network. If you are considering purchasing a new computer please review the following recommendations for your machine.
- Operating System: macOS10.13 or newer or Windows 10 for PC
- Processor: Intel Core i5 Processor or higher or AMD equivalent
- Storage: 256 GB or larger
- Memory: 8-16 GB RAM
- Network: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
- Other: Internal or external webcam, carrying case, headphones, microphone
All students have access to Microsoft Office 365 and 1 TB of cloud storage through the university. Many students find tablets, iPads, and other light-weight computers great for note taking, but they may not be sufficient for all assignments.
Majors within the following programs may have additional recommendations or requirements:
School of Art & Design
Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Physicians Assistants Studies