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It can quickly become overwhelming when deciding what computer, software, and accessories to bring with you to Lehigh. Let us do the hard work for you! We've broken down the list of considerations into categories with concise information and recommendations as well as links to important information about hardware repair services on-campus and student computer purchasing pages where you can actually purchase your new computer at a discounted price. Be sure to read through all of the information provided to you as it also lists what software is available to you at reduced or no cost as a student at Lehigh Univeristy.
Connecting Personal Computers @ Lehigh: 2014 WIRED Brochure
Review all of the information found on this site in a printable PDF brochure
Learn about what computer brands/models are recommended by Lehigh that can also be serviced by Lehigh's hardware technicians
PC or Mac?
On the fence about buying a Mac? Get the facts on PCs versus Macs and how both are supported at Lehigh
Preparing & Securing Your Computer for Use @ Lehigh
Quick checklist of important things to do to prepare and secure your computer before arriving on campus
Computer Purchase & Repair
While the purchase of a new computer often coincides with starting school, your personal computer is likely to be used for much more than just school-related purposes. There are some important considerations to keep in mind when purchasing a new computer for use at Lehigh; however, the general rule-of-thumb is to buy a computer that fits your needs/wants for personal use that meets the minimum recommended specifications for use at Lehigh.
While WIRED provides support with any student-owned computer, regardless of brand or model, the hardware department is only certified to repair certain brands/models. Lehigh works with these recommended vendors to maintain custom online stores for Lehigh students which offer specific models and bundles that can be serviced by our hardware technicians on campus. Below are the most important questions to ask yourself before ultimately making your computer purchase.