What should I bring to campus with my laptop?

What computer equipment should you bring to campus? 15-25′ Network cable if you have a laptop with an ethernet port (residence halls are wireless but a wired connection will always be faster and more stable) External hard drive to back up your laptop (unless you use Google Drive or pay for a subscription to an […]

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Back it up!

Why Back Up? Studies show that 13% of hard drives fail in their first year. We see dozens of failed hard drives throughout the year at the Tech desk. Macs, Lenovos, Dells, HPs, Compaqs . . . the brand doesn’t matter. Sometimes the drives fail because of a drop or a spill. Sometimes spyware or malware […]

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The Bison Laptop program

The Bison Laptop Program provides guidance and direction for your laptop buying decision. It’s designed to clarify that decision by providing you with all the information you need to make the choice that works well for you in your time at Bucknell. We recognize that you have a tremendous number of choices for a laptop for school. […]

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Bison Laptop information for Early Decision Students

We recommend that students accepted Early Decision to Bucknell wait to buy their laptop at the same time as all other accepted students. That timeframe is June to July – there’s no advantage to buying a laptop early. In addition, manufacturers traditionally offer Back-to-School specials in the summer, and warranty coverage begins at the time […]

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Bison Laptop Program information for faculty and staff

All service information related to our Bison Laptop Program is specifically directed to and includes only student purchases. The Tech Desk offers limited support for faculty and staff personal computers during the summer months only (Commencement-August 1). Faculty and staff are welcome to take advantage of educational discounts for purchases of Lenovo ThinkPads and Macs, […]

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What laptop should I buy for my major?

Does it matter if you own a PC or a Mac? We get this question all the time, especially from students planning to major in Engineering or Management. The short answer is that you should buy what you feel most comfortable using. There are no specific requirements in any major at Bucknell to buy a […]

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Warranty and service information for the Bison Laptop Program

One of the things that you have to think about when you buy a laptop is: “What are my options if I have a problem with my computer?” Warranty and service vary, depending on the make, model, and scope of the problem. Here’s a breakdown of the services that we can provide at the Tech […]

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