The current official vendor for Laptop/Notebooks for Ferris is Dell Computing Corporation.
The Ferris State University Standards Committee requires the following minimums for the purchase of a new laptop/notebook computer:
During PC replacement the following items are automatically included with the purchase of a PC laptop:
If the budget allows, we recommend purchasing, in the following order, additional RAM, a larger hard drive, and a faster processor. Since each department has unique computer requirements, please contact your local computer support office to determine what hardware configuration will best suit the software applications you use for your work.
Macintosh/Apple laptops have been approved for purchase and use on campus.
The Ferris State University Standards Committee requires the following minimums for the purchase of a new Apple laptop computer:
Exceptions for special situations will be evaluated by the TAC on a case-by-case basis.
In order to run FSU's standard software load, the Standard's Committee recommends replacement of any laptop/notebook computer that is:
The PC laptop vendor review is performed by the committee every four years. The next review will be completed in 2014.
For additional information, please contact the Technology Assistance Center.
Revised: January 30, 2013
Previous revision date: February 28, 2012