K-State students and faculty/staff who are thinking of buying a computer should check out the Union Computer Store’s bundled computer sales that start Monday, June 3, and continue through the summer. “Bundled” means when a Windows or Mac computer is purchased through the store, additional price-savings are available on select accessories such as USB flash drives and printers. Continue reading “Computer-bundle sales start June 3 at Union Computer Store”
Staff in the Information Technology Assistance Center were recently asked what they would advise customers to get if they could splurge on IT purchases. Suggestions were
- Extended warranty on computers — Because the extra years of full warranty coverage on Windows and Macs is well worth the cost, and saves hassles and downtime
- iPad — Who doesn’t want one?
- A Mac — It just works
- Things that make a faster computer — Memory, hard drive space, and processors
- A cloud-based storage service that’s secure, reputable, and reliable — Because easy drag-and-drop of files to/from any computer or mobile device saves a lot of time
What’s on your IT wishlist? Send your suggestions and ideas to email@example.com.
The computer specifications for students purchasing new computers or bringing existing computers to campus have been updated for the Fall 2011 semester. The updated specifications can be found on the 2011-2012 Computer Recommendations website.
Computer back-to-school offers at the K-State Student Union Computer Store end today (Tuesday, Sept. 7). K-State students, faculty/staff, and emeritus with valid K-State IDs can buy qualifying Mac and iPod products and receive an online rebate of up to $199.
Along with a full inventory featuring MacBooks, iPads, iPods, accessories, as well as a select line of Dell laptops, your Authorized Apple Campus store continues to offer education discounts on Student Select Microsoft and Adobe products. The software savings can be as much as 80 percent off of retail prices.
Q. I found a discounts webpage for KU Medical Center employees. Does K-State have a discounts webpage for its employees?
No, according to Human Resources. However, the State of Kansas has a STAR program (State Thanks & Recognition) that “offers State of Kansas employees an opportunity to take advantage of product and service discounts offered by various vendors throughout the state.”
It is “Back to School” time and through Tuesday, Sept. 7, Apple is offering a free iPod after mail-in rebate with the purchase of a qualifying Mac for Higher Education students, faculty/staff, and K-12 employees. This is in addition to Apple’s everyday education pricing.
With the purchase of a qualifying Mac, get your choice of a 4GB iPod shuffle; 8GB or 16GB iPod nano; or an 8GB iPod touch for free after mail-in rebate. Other iPod models qualify, but the maximum rebate is $199.
In addition, the Union Computer Store is running an in-store special that sweetens the deal by letting customers add an HP F4480 All-in-One printer (copy/print/scan) for 99 cents with their Mac purchase. And that includes a 6-foot USB cable!
New Microsoft and Adobe software titles have been added to the K-State Student Select Software program available at the K-State Student Union Computer Store. To see programs included in each title, a printable price list, and FAQs, see the Student Select PDF.
All titles require a current K-State ID for purchasing and are available to faculty/staff, students, and emeriti. Distance students, employees of local agencies (K-State Student Union, Athletics, Foundation, etc.), and satellite campuses and workplaces (i.e. Extension) are included. Alumni and employees of K-State affiliates are not eligible.
All titles are limited to “1 user – 2 computers” and licensing terms state they are for your own personal educational use, and not for resale. All titles are distributed on a CD/DVD and each package includes its own unique activation key.
Microsoft titles added
- Office 2010 Professional Plus for Windows – $79.95
Adobe Creative Suite 5 titles added (available for Mac and PC)
- Dreamweaver CS5 – $129
- Flash Professional CS5 – $149
- Photoshop Extended CS5 – $179
- Design Standard CS5 – $249
- Design Premium CS5 – $379
- Web Premium Cs5 – $379
- Production Premium CS5 – $379
- Master Collection CS5 – $599
K-State’s computer recommendations for students buying a computer to bring to college have recently been updated with the 2010-2011 purchasing guidelines. Intended for freshman/sophomore levels, the recommendations cover operating systems, networking, software, environmental considerations, and more.
The updated website also:
- Encourages students to check the college and department recommendations for requirements for their field of study before making any purchase.
- Recommends that any computer brought to K-State should at least meet Second Life’s minimum system requirements.
- Includes a printer-friendly PDF of the 2010-2011 recommendations
See the K-State 2010-2011 computer recommendations website for more information.
K-State’s computer recommendations for students buying a computer to bring to college have recently been updated with the 2009 purchasing guidelines. Intended for freshman/sophomore levels, the recommendations cover operating systems, networking, software, environmental considerations, and more. Continue reading “K-State computer recommendations for 2009”