Tablets at WSU

WSU Digital Life and Learning introduces mobile tablet devices to our powerful set of learning, communication, and social technology tools. The mobile tablet device plus laptop will be provided with no increase in current technology costs. We’re one of the first public university in the Midwest to offer a tablet and a laptop to all of its students.

All new Winona State students – and students due for their 2-year laptop exchange – will receive a tablet AND a new laptop (Mac or PC).

Students who already have a laptop will receive both a tablet and new laptop when they’re due for their 2-year technology exchange.

This means that all full-time, Winona campus students will have both tablets and laptops by Fall 2014. WSU-Rochester students have the opportunity but are not required to participate in the program


What’s Included?

  • New students – iPad mini + laptop (Mac or PC)
  • Current students during regular rotation – iPad mini or Android-based tablet + laptop (Mac or PC)
  • Technical support – walk-in, telephone, WSU Knowledge Base Wiki 
  • Use of WSU licensed software
  • Senior tablet and laptop purchase (2013 and 2014 seniors may purchase laptop only)


Tablet Benefits

  • Promotes collaboration, data sharing
  • Sparks hands-on interaction, exploration, discovery
  • Provides alternative to traditional print textbooks – eBooks
  • Enhances media consumption – video, audio, artwork, print, digital
  • Runs thousands of current apps
  • Adapts to different learning styles and lifestyles
  • Compact, lightweight
  • Eco-friendly – less paper, long battery life  

Tablet Specifications

WSU Tablets
 Apple iPad Mini
16 GB

 Samsung Galaxy 2
Tab  7”

   Samsung Galaxy 4
Tab  8”

  • A5 chipset
  • 16GB Storage
  • 7.9” display
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions LxW:  7.87x 5.3. inches
  • Weight:  11.04 ounces

  • 1 GHZ Dual-Core Processor
  • 8GB base storage plus 8GB MicroSD storage
  • 7” display
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions LxW:  9x 5.5 inches
  • Weight:  12.2 ounces 
  • 1.2 GHZ Quad-Core Processor
  • 16 GB base storage
  • 8” display
  • 1.3 MP Front and 3 MP Rear facing cameras
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions 4.88" x 8.27" x 0.31"
  • Weight:  11.1 ounces