Laptop Purchase Portal
Success at the university level involves accessing the tools you need to stay current with coursework at Trinity as well as with other resources. Owning a personal computer is increasingly fundamental to your success, and investing in a personal computer has incredible rewards. Some Trinity programs, such as Nursing, require students “bring their own technology.” For all other programs, we strongly encourage and endorse that students purchase laptops to facilitate their success.
If you are using your personal computer for academic work at Trinity, please review the minimum computing standards set by Technology Services.
- Purchase a Dell laptop through Dell University*
- Purchase an Apple laptop through Apple Education*
- Purchase a laptop through the Trinity Bookstore
*As a Trinity member, you are eligible for free shipping and discounts on most popular laptops, tablets and computers from Dell and Apple. Check online store for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use my financial aid voucher to purchase a laptop?
The Trinity Bookstore accepts financial aid vouchers for laptop purchases. Please inquire with the Bookstore or Enrollment Services office for more details. Alternatively, refund checks or deposits could be used to budget for a laptop of your choice.
Q: Will my personal computer be supported by Technology Services?
Our support with personal computers is limited due to the many makes and models of computers. However, most computers come with 1 to 2 years of factory warranty.
Q: Do you recommend purchasing a tablet?
While students may find tablet computing appropriate for many uses, at this time Technology Services recommends laptops rather than tablets. Tablets are currently not compatible with many of the systems Trinity uses.
Q: Do you recommend purchasing a Google Chromebook?
While Chromebooks are sufficient for most computing needs, they do not fully support ATI Testing services used within the School of Nursing & Health Professions. At this time, Technology Services recommends laptops rather than Chromebooks.