student surrounded by various campus devices including tablets and laptops

Campus Devices

Winona State University offers a variety of technology options for students and faculty. The benefits of mobile devices include:

  • 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
  • Tablets runs thousands of current apps
  • Adapts to different learning styles and lifestyles
  • Compact, lightweight
  • Eco-friendly – less paper, long battery life

The laptop options for news students are illustrated below and additional information about student laptops is available. 

Information about technology available to faculty and staff, including computers, docking stations, monitors, scanners and printers, is also provided. 

 

In 2017, the WSU eWarrior will offer HP Elitebook X360 G2 or a MacBook Pro to students, faculty and staff. Specs for these devices are below.

iPads may be provided to students based on course or program requirements.

Be sure to check out the departmental laptop recommendations when choosing whether you want a PC or a Mac.

HP Elitebook


HP Elitebook X360 1030 G2

  • Office 365 Suite
  • 2.5GHz 7th Gen Core i5 CPU, Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Nvme SSD Storage
  • 13.3" Touch Display at 1920x1080p
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Intel 802.11AC Wi-Fi
  • One USB Port Type-C with Thunderbolt
  • Two USB 3.1 Ports
  • One HDMI 1.4 Port
  • Weight: 2.82 pounds

HP Pen

Optional Components

  • HP Pen - Optional component available at the Bookstore for a purchase price of $62.99.
Macbook Pro


MacBook Pro

  • Office 365 Suite
  • 2.7 GHz Core i5 CPU, Turbo Boost up to 3.1 HGz
  • 8GB 1866MHZ RAM
  • 256GB PCIE-Based SSD Storage
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • 13.3" Display at 2560x1600p resolution (retina)
  • Intel 802.11AC Wi-Fi
  • Two USB 3.0 Ports
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Weight: 3.02 pounds

In 2016, the WSU eWarrior offered:

  1. HP Elitebook 840 G3 and an iPad Mini 2 2016
  2. MacBook Air 2016 and an iPad Mini 2 2016
  3. HP Elitebook 840 G3 "Pro" (without an iPad)
  4. MacBook Pro 2016 (without an iPad)

Specs for these devices are below.

Junior and Transfer Laptop/iPad options

MacBook Air
MacBook Pro
HP View 1
HP 2 View

HP Elitebook 840 G3

  • Windows 10
  • 2.8GHz Dual Core Intel i5-6200U Processor
  • Intel Integrated Graphics (HD Graphics 520)
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 RAM (1 x 8GB)
  • 720p HD Webcam
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 46 WHr LiPo Battery
  • 14” LED FHD Touchscreen (1920x1080)
  • Intel 8260 802.11ac Wireless
  • Ports
    • USB 3.0
    • USB 3.0 charging
    • USB Type-C
    • DisplayPort
    • VGA
    • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
    • RJ-45 (Ethernet)
    • Media Card Reader

HP Elitebook 840 G3 “Pro”

  • Windows 10
  • 3.10GHz Dual Core Intel i7-6500U Processor 
  • Intel Integrated Graphics (HD Graphics 520)
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • 8GB 2133 DDR4 RAM (1 x 8GB)
  • 720p HD Webcam
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 46 WHr LiPo Battery
  • 14” LED FHD Touchscreen (1920x1080)
  • Intel 8260 802.11ac Wireless
  • Ports
    • USB 3.0
    • USB 3.0 charging
    • USB Type-C
    • DisplayPort
    • VGA
    • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
    • RJ-45 (Ethernet)
    • Media Card Reader

MacBook Air 2016

  • OS X El Capitan
  • 1.6Ghz Intel Dual-Core i5
  • Intel Integrated Graphics (HD Graphics 6000)
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 13.3” LED Backlit Display (1440 x 900)
  • Multi Touch Trackpad
  • 802.11ac wireless
  • 54 WHr LiPo Battery
  • Ports
    • MagSafe 2 Power Port
    • Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20 Gbps)
    • (2) USB 3.0 Ports (up to 5 Gbps)
    • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
    • SDXC Card Slot

MacBook Pro 2016

  • OS X El Capitan
  • 2.7Ghz Intel Dual-Core i5 
  • Intel Integrated Graphics (Iris Graphics 6100)
  • 256GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
  • 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 13.3” Retina LED Backlit Display with IPS technology (2560 x 1600) 227ppi
  • Force Touch Trackpad
  • 802.11ac wireless
  • 74.9 WHr LiPo Battery
  • Ports
    • MagSafe 2 Power Port
    • (2) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20 Gbps)
    • (2) USB 3.0 Ports (up to 5 Gbps)
    • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
    • SDXC Card Slot

iPad Mini 2 2016

  • IOS 9.3
  • 16GB Storage
  • 1GB of DDR3 RAM
  • A7 Chip and M7 Motion Coprocessor
  • 7.9” Retina LED Backlit Multi-Touch Display with IPS Technology (2018 x 1536) 326ppi
  • Fingerprint-resistant Oleophobic coating
  • Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n Dual Channel with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 23.8WHr LiPo Battery
  • Three-Axis Gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1.2Mp Front Facing Camera
    • 720p FaceTime HD Camera
  • 5Mp Rear Facing Camera
    • 1080p HD Video
  • Ports
    • Lightning
    • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
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HP

13" MacBook Air Laptop

Refresh Date: Summer 2017

  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-Backlit Widescreen Glass Display
  • Supported Resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native)
  • 256 GB Flash Based Storage
  • 1.6 GHz IntelCore i5 5250u Processor
  • 4 GB Memory
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Networking
  • OSX 10.10 Yosemite
  • 2.96 Pounds

HP Elite Book 840 G2 Laptop

Refresh Date: Summer 2017

  • 14.0 inch (diagonal) LED-Backlit Widescreen Glass Touchscreen
  • Supported Resolution: 1920x1080
  • 256 GB SSD Storage
  • Intel i5 2.2 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • AMD R7 M260X (1 GB) Discrete Graphics
  • Integrated HD Webcam
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Networking
  • Windows 8.1 x64
  • 3.79 Pounds

Below are departmental preferences to help you choose the appropriate mobile devices. These recommendations are reviewed and updated annually. If students have questions or concerns about th recommendations, they should see their Academic Advisor.

Download a printable copy of department technology recommendations (PDF).


PC = Windows based laptop; MAC = Macintosh  
   
College/Major Laptop
   
Art  
Art Education, Studio Art Mac
Graphic Design Mac required
   
Biology  
Allied Health, Cell and Molecular, Cytotechnology PC or Mac
Ecology, Environmental Science, Life Science PC or Mac
Medical Technology, Pre-Physical Therapy PC or Mac
   
Business  
Accounting, Economics, Finance PC
Marketing PC or Mac
Business Administration, Human Resources Mgt PC required
Management Information Systems PC required
   
Chemistry  
Chemistry, Chemistry Teaching PC
Environmental Science, Biochemistry PC
   
Communication Studies PC or Mac
   
Computer Science - Rochester Campus Mac and iPad required
Computer Science - Winona Campus

 Computer Science, Applied Computer Science  PC


Education - Rochester  iPad only required
Education - Winona iPad required for upper level students
Counselor Education PC or Mac
Elementary Education, Special Education PC or Mac
Recreation and Tourism Mac
   
Engineering - Composite materials engineering PC
   
English  
Language and Literature, Applied Linguistics PC or Mac
Writing PC or Mac
Teaching English as a second language PC or Mac
   
Environmental science  
Biology option, Chemistry option PC
Geoscience option PC


Foreign Languages  
French, German, Spanish PC


Geoscience
 
Geoscience Option (GSCE)
PC Required
Environmental Science Option (GEES)
PC Required
Geology Option (GEGE)
PC Required
Earth Science (Teaching) (ESCT)
PC Required
   
History
History, Social Science/History teaching PC or Mac
Paralegal, Law and Society PC or Mac
   
Mass Communication  
Advertising, Public Relations Mac
Broadcasting Mac required
Journalism, Photojournalism Mac
   
Mathematics  
Mathematics PC
Statistics option PC or Mac
   
Music  
Music Education, Music/Liberal Arts Mac
Music Business, Music Performance Mac
   
Nursing, Undergraduate - Rochester
PC
Nursing and Health sciences iPad required for upper level students
Nursing, Nursing-RN option PC or Mac
Health promotion- Community Health PC
Health Promotion- School Health Teaching PC
Social Work PC or Mac
Exercise and Rehabilitative Science PC
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation PC
Exercise Science, Movement Science PC
   
Political Science  
Political Science-General PC or Mac
Political Science-International Studies PC or Mac
Public Administration PC or Mac
   
Physics, Physics option 1 PC or Mac
   
Psychology  
Option A, Option B PC or Mac
   
Science and Engineering  
Airway Science/Aviation PC
   
Sociology  
Criminal Justice PC or Mac
Sociology PC or Mac
   
Theatre Arts- Theatre Mac

Short Term Usage Policy

  • Laptops for short term use (rentals) are available at the Technical Support Center for WSU employees and enrolled WSU students.
  • Students will have a short term usage fee (rental) added to their student account upon return of the laptop.
  • Faculty/staff will sign a chargeback authorizing the rental fee to be charged to their department.
  • Upon return of the laptop, the laptop will be inspected for any damages. Charges for damages or late returns will then be assessed to the student/faculty/staff account (see agreement for specifics).
  • Laptops can be checked out for the following terms: 4 hours, daily, weekend (Friday after 3pm until Monday 9am) Long term requests are considered to be one week only.

Usage Rates & Late Fees

 Length of Usage
 Charge  Late Charge
 4-Hour Rate
 $5.00  $5.00 per 4 hours (business hours)
 Daily Rate
 $10.00  $10.00 per day until returned
 Weekend Rate
 $20.00  
 Weekly Rate
 $40.00  
 Special Setup
$45.00 per hour
 

 

 *All rates listed for short term usage are based on the client coming to the Technical Support Center to pick up a laptop and returning the laptop to the technical support center. Requests for adding special software, delivery and set-up of laptops, and technical support staffing assistance outside of the TSC will be charged at a rate of $45.00 per hour. If extra peripheral equipment is provided additional costs may apply. These special circumstances often need advanced planning. Please call the technical support center or email techsupport@winona.edu with these requests.