The current official vendor for Laptop/Notebooks for Ferris is Dell Computer Corporation until December 21st 2014. Starting Jan. 1st 2015 the official vendor will change to
HP computers sold by Sehi Computer Products Inc..
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 vendor review is performed by the committee every four years.
The last review (completed in Oct. 2014) lead to a change in vendors from Dell to HP.
The next review will occur in 2018.
For additional information, please contact the Technology Assistance Center.
Revised: November 24, 2014
Previous revision date: January 30, 2013