Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Laptop Sale has been postponed. Students should check their emails for updates.
Only students who are graduating Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 are eligible to purchase their laptop. WSU's leasing vendor, Aspen Capital, will be conducting the sale.
Not purchasing your laptop? Return your laptop by Friday, May 15 to avoid late fees.
Get answers to FAQs about the sale process below.
Sale Day Details
Please read the following details carefully.
Where:Winona sales are in Somsen 207. Rochester sales are in GL 118.
How:Payment is due at drop-off. Aspen Capital accepts Discover, Visa and Mastercard. No cash or checks.
How much does it cost?
Aspen Capital, Winona State’s leasing company, sets the prices and conducts the sale. The price is based on the number of years you have participated in the eWarrior program.
| Years in the eWarrior Program
What is the sale process?
You will need to bring your laptop to either Winona or Rochester locations so that we can re-image them at the time of purchase.
You will make your credit card payment at that time, but it can take up to 1.5 hours before your laptop will be ready for pick-up. You may leave after paying and return later to receive your laptop.
Can I purchase my laptop outside of these sale dates?
Aspen Capital allows a two-week grace period after the sale dates. There will be a $50 late fee charged in addition to the price of your laptop.
If you have extenuating circumstances please contact Tech Support prior to the sale to make special arrangements. There will be no exceptions after the two-week grace period.
Which laptop model can I purchase?
Spring 2020 graduates can buy out the following devices:
- HPx360 18
- MacBook Pro 18
If you currently have a 18-model laptop, you will purchase the one you have. If you have a newer device, you will return it and purchase a stock model of the same platform you returned.
You are not able to switch platforms at the time of purchase.
Do I need to back up my data before purchasing my laptop?
Yes, you are responsible for backing up any data you would like to keep prior to purchasing your laptop.
Your laptop will re-imaged (data erased) upon purchase and a clean version of the operating system will be re-installed.
If you need help to back up your data, you can contact the Digital Learning Commons (DLC) located in the Krueger Library.
What happens if I have problems with the laptop I purchase?
At the time of sale, we will provide you with information on any remaining manufacturer’s warranty left on your laptop.
Winona State assumes no responsibility for the support of devices after the sale.
Can I keep my Winona State email address?
Yes, your current WSU email will remain active as long as you keep using it.
Your email account will be deactivated if it has not accessed within one year’s time.
Will I have access to Microsoft Office?
If you choose to keep your Winona State email address, you will also have access to an Office 365 subscription.
After the buyout process, log into your WSU email from a web browser and click "Install Office" in the top right corner to download Office 365 Apps.
What if I am graduating in the Summer of 2020?
Summer graduates can come to the spring sale in May, or they can wait until August when another sale will be held. After purchasing, your laptop will be erased and you will no longer be able to download WSU network programs, such as photoshop or JMP. So if you need these programs for your summer classes you should wait for the August sale.