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Student Information

**Please check back often for updates.**

Updates:

  • June 18: The website for registering for your Computer Orientation session is now open and available for signing up. Every student must attend one of the sessions. We will continue to place orders for new laptops as students make their selections. The prices have not changed from those listed on the comparison table. Laptops ordered after this week are unlikely to arrive in time to be set up and ready for classes. It will take us at least a week after the start of classes to get additional laptops set up and coordinate a computer orientation session.
  • May 28: The first orders for laptops will be placed today.
  • May 22: Several news updates today. We will order the first batch of laptops early next week. The laptops ordered next week will definitely be here and set up by the time classes start. As we get closer to the start of classes, the less chance there is that the laptops ordered later will arrive and be set up in time.
  • May 22: Good News! - Windows will not be required for students with Apple laptops! The prices for the Apple laptops will decrease a bit ($139.20). We will make the change today. If you want to change your laptop selection due to the price change, please let us know at CaseMedHelp@case.edu. Anyone who has already selected an Apple laptop will not be charged for Windows. Everyone will get the lower price. If for some reason you do want Windows on your Apple laptop, you will need to purchase it on your own. Case has a site license for Windows upgrades, but not the initial purchase that normally comes with a computer (http://softwarecenter.case.edu). If you do get Windows, you can get Parallels Desktop from the Case Software Center at no cost. Parallels will enable you to shell out of the MacOS and run your Windows applications, like OneNote without having to reboot.
  • May 22: Bad News! - I just recently found out from Dell that they will "end of life" the Latitude XT3 this coming January. They will continue to to support the XT3 with repair parts for the life of the warranty. Dell has no plans on a replacement for the XT3. Their suggestion was the XPS tablet with the flip screen, which is not acceptable for our program. If you selected an XT3 and want to select a different laptop, please contact us at CaseMedHelp@case.edu.
  • May 22: All laptops will have the hard drives encrypted. The vendor that the university uses is PGP, which was bought up by Symantec. Symantec has not released a version of theirh encryption software that will run with Windows 8. As a result, we will have to install Windows 7 on all Dell laptops. However, when the Windows 8 compatible version of PGP is released, our staff will be able to upgrade anyone who wants to to Windows 7.
  • May 7: The link for ordering your laptop is now live on your iApply page.
  • May 2: The prices for all of the laptops have been finalized and posted.
  • April 22: The laptop offerings, specifications and prices (Apple has provided their prices. We still need to obtain final prices on the accessories) have been posted.
  • April 22: New this year! For the first time, we are going to offer the Dell Latitude XT3 as one of the laptops that students can select. The XT3 is a convertible tabletPC, which is not to be confused with a tablet (like the iPad). It is a fully functional laptop with the ability to use a stylus to write and draw on the screen for applications that are pen aware.
  • April: Conclude evaluations and begin price negotiations.
  • February: Begin investigating laptop vendors and options for Class of 2017.

If you are wondering what your future
classmates are buying, see below.

Current confirmed orders as of: 6/19/13
Dell Latitude E6430
58
Dell Latitude E6530
19
Dell Latitude XT3
5
Apple MacBook Pro 13"
46
Apple MacBook Pro 15"
7

Before selecting a laptop, PLEASE review our policy, comparison table, timeline and especially the FAQ page.
Or follow the Laptop link (top-right Tab) on your iApply page.



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