Student Discount Programs for Personal Purchases
The Office of Information Systems works with several vendors to provide resources for students interested in purchasing computers and software.

Please note that Arts and Communications Arts Majors are required to have Apple-based computers.

Discounts vary and full catalog access is available. Special pricing is available for select configurations that closely match CNR's standards with Dell.

These programs are administered directly by the vendors and offer the most flexibility. Please click on the vendor links below for more information.

Basic support including network configuration/wireless, viruses is provided for laptops. It is strongly recommended that extended warranty with accidental damage is purchased with your computer.

Please refer to the minimum and recommended requirements to connect to the CNR network:

  Minimum Requirements Recommended Configuration
Processor Intel Core i5
Memory 4.0 GB
Video Card 1 GB
Network Built-in LAN 10/100 Ethernet Built-in LAN 10/100 Ethernet
Wireless for Windows: 802.11n
Wireless for Mac: Airport Extreme
Operating System Windows XP
Mac OS 10.6
Windows 7
Mac OS 10.8
Battery Desktop: N/A
Laptop: 6 cell or 10 hours of battery life
Anti-Virus Any anti-virus software — Norton, McAfee, etc. ESET NOD 32
Warranty 4-year CompleteCare warranty for all Dell
4-year AppleCare warranty for Mac