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 the summer of 2020, the WSU eWarrior Digital Life and Learning program will offer the HP Elite Dragonfly Notebook or a MacBook Pro with Touchbar to students, faculty and staff.

Detailed specs for these devices are below.

Be sure to check your major's laptop recommendations before choosing whether you want a PC or a Mac.


HP Elite Dragonfly Notebook


  • 1.6 GHz quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 Processor
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 16GB LPDDR3-2133 SDRAM
  • 13-inch 1920x1080 Touchscreen Display
  • 256GB SSD
  • Two 2 Thunderbolt (USB Type-C) Ports
  • One USB 3.1 Port
  • One HDMI 1.4 Port



MacBook Pro

  • 1.4 GHz quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 13-inch 2560x1600 Retina Display -Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
  • 256GB SSD
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports

In 2019, the WSU eWarrior offered the HP Elitebook X360 G3 and MacBook Pro.

 HP 2019 


HP Elitebook X360 1030 G3

  • Office 365 Suite
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe Value SSD
  • 13.3" Anti-Glare LED Touch Display at 1920x1080p
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 Intel 8265 ac Wi-Fi
  • Two 2 Thunderbolt (USB Type-C) Ports
  • One USB 3.1 Ports
  • One HDMI 1.4 Port
  • Weight: 2.76 pounds

2018MAC

MacBook Pro

  • Office 365 Suite
  • 13.3" Retina Display at 2560x1600 resolution
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor - Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD Storage
  • Intel 802. 11ac Wi-Fi wireless
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • Weight: 3.02 pounds

 In 2018, the WSU eWarrior offered the HP Elitebook X360 G2 and MacBook Pro.

 HP Elitebook X360 1030 G2

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.

2018MAC

MacBook Pro

  • Office 365 Suite
  • 13.3" Retina Display at 2560x1600 resolution
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor - Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD Storage
  • Intel 802. 11ac Wi-Fi wireless
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • Weight: 3.02 pounds

Below are departmental preferences to help you choose the appropriate laptop. These recommendations are reviewed and updated annually. If students have questions or concerns about the 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 required
Computer Science - Winona Campus
PC required


Education - Winona
Elementary Education, Special Education PC or Mac
Physical Education and Sport Science
PC or Mac
   
Engineering

 Composite materials
PC
 General Engineering
PC or Mac
   
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


Global Studies & World Languages
PC or Mac
   
Geoscience
 
Geoscience Option (GSCE)
PC Required
Environmental Science Option (GEES)
PC Required
Geology Option (GEGE)
PC Required
Earth Science (Teaching) (ESCT)
PC Required
   
Health, Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences
 
Exercise Science
PC
Movement Science
PC
Clinical Exercise Science
PC
Public Health
PC or Mac
   
History
History, Philosophy, 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 or Mac
Statistics option PC or Mac
   
Music  
Music Education, Music/Liberal Arts PC or Mac
Music Business, Music Performance PC or Mac
   
Nursing/Health Sciences- Winona

Nursing, Nursing-RN option PC or Mac
Health promotion- Community Health PC
Health Promotion- School Health Teaching PC
   
Social Work PC or Mac
   
Political Science  
Political Science-General PC or Mac
Political Science-International Studies PC or Mac
Public Administration PC or Mac
   
Physics
PC or Mac
   
Psychology
PC or Mac
   
 RTTR
 
 Therapeutic Recreation
 PC or Mac
 Recreation & Tourism
 PC or Mac
   
Sociology  
Criminal Justice PC or Mac
Geography
PC or Mac
Sociology PC or Mac
   
Theatre Arts- Theatre Mac
   
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
PC or 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.