write2The 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. You might already have a laptop that you used in high school. But now you need to know what you need at Bucknell.

Here’s what we recommend:

  • If you want to use a Windows computer: Buy a Lenovo ThinkPad. We have 2 specific recommended models (specs and ordering info below) that we can fully support.
  • If you want to use a Mac: Buy the Mac you’d like, but understand that our support model varies by machine (read details here)
  • If you want to use something other than a Lenovo ThinkPad or a Mac, understand that we offer no hardware support (software only)
  • If you wish to learn more about warranty information, see this article.

We have Lenovo- and Apple-certified technicians on-site, so we can do warranty work on Lenovo ThinkPads and Macs. We can supply loaner laptops for Lenovo ThinkPads and all Apple models while we service your computer.

Notes to consider:

  • Only Lenovo ThinkPads come with Accidental Damage warranty coverage that includes drops and spills (Apple does not offer this coverage)
  • All Lenovos are not ThinkPads – the consumer IdeaPad line is not recommended
  • Most MacBook Pro Retina Display and MacBook Air repairs will need to be sent to Apple


E: bisonlaptop@bucknell.edu
T: 570.577.7777

When to buy your laptop

If you don’t already have a laptop, we recommend waiting until June-July in order to take advantage of any Back-to-School offers from Apple or Lenovo, and to extend any warranty coverage as far as possible into your time at Bucknell.

How to buy your laptop – Macs

How to buy your laptop – Lenovo ThinkPads

  • Choose your specific model from the options listed below
  • Contact our Lenovo representative Jamie Dreifus directly by phone ( 919.874.2925) or email (jdreifus@lenovo.com) and she can assist you with your order.

T470s: slim, powerful, 14″ laptop weighing just under 3 pounds. Intel i5-7300U processor, 1920×1080 display, Windows 10 Pro, 16 gb RAM, 256 gb solid state hard drive: $1168
More info about the T470s . . .

11e: rugged, durable 11.6″ laptop weighing just over 3 pounds, Intel i3-7100U processor, 1366×768 display, Windows 10 Pro, 8gb RAM, 256 gb solid state hard drive: $773.80
More info about the 11e . . .

Answers to some of your Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping to campus: If you need to have your laptop shipped to your campus address, this is the address you’ll need to use. You can find your Campus Box number  (C####) when you log into MyBucknell.

Student Name, Bucknell University, 701 Moore Avenue, C####, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or techdesk@bucknell.edu.

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