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FAQ

What software/hardware is available?

Free Software
This site provides a central location for free up-to-date software for the entire NCCU campus community.  To visit the Software Repository log into myEOL and click on Students under the My Navigation tab.  Scroll down and you will see Software Repository, click on the link and see the free software that is available to you.

Purchasing Software
You can take advantage of the Microsoft Distribution Program by visiting:

 http://www.nccu.edu/administration/its/microsoftatnccu.cfm 

University Laptop Program
NCCU has reached agreements with Dell, IBM/Lenovo and Apple that will provide students with the opportunity to purchase fully-featured wireless laptop computers at discounted prices through our University Laptop Program.

The North Carolina Central University Laptop Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to purchase a quality laptop at a discounted rate.  The ITS department has collaborated and heavily negotiated prices that will give you the biggest “bang for your buck,” to allow you to purchase the laptop that is right for you! 
This is not a mandatory program, but it is highly effective for your educational growth. When purchasing a laptop through this program you can be assured that the ITS department will fully support your laptop.  Our certified ITS technicians provide free on-site repair services.  All you have to do is drop off your laptop to the Student Computer Repair Center (SCRC) located on the lower level of the Alfonso Elder Student Union (beside the Campus Post Office).  If you have any questions you can contact the SCRC at 530-5038.
For more information about the computers offered and the prices

1. Visit one of the following websites:

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2.  Contact Marian Holiday-White by calling (919) 530-7753 or emailing mwhite@nccu.eduto speak with a knowledgeable consultant to assist you in your purchase process.

As stated earlier, you are not obligated to purchase a computer through the University Laptop Program.  If you are looking to purchase a computer on your own please make sure the machine has the minimum requirements listed below.  We also advise that you speak with a representative for your major to see if they require additional items for your computer.
 

Windows PC
Desktop:

  • Windows 7
  • E8400 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 17” Display
  • Video Card: 256 MB ATI Radeon or 256 MB nVidia
  • DVD +- RW
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet

Laptop:

  • Windows 7
  • 2.4 GHz i5-520M Core 2 Duo
  • 120 GB Hard Drive
  • 2 GB RAM (2 DIMM)
  • Video Card: Intel X3100, 256 MB ATI Radeon or 256 MB nVidia
  • DVD +- RW
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Wireless 802.11x (a/g/n)

Tablet:

  • Windows Tablet Edition
  • 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo T7250
  • 120 GB Hard Drive
  • 2 GB RAM (2 DIMMS)
  • DVD +- RW 
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Wireless 802.11x (a/g/n)

 Macintosh
Desktop:

  • Apple 21.5 inch Intel Core 2 Duo iMac – OS X
  • 3.06 GHz CPU
  • 500 GB Hard Drive
  • 256 MB Video
  • 4 GB RAM (2 DIMM)
  • Superdrive
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • AirPort Extreme Card (wireless 802.11n)

Laptop:

  • Apple 13 inch MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo - OS X
  • 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Superdrive
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Airport Extreme Card (wireless 802.11n)
 
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