The availability of computers has skyrocketed in the past five years. One particular institution responsible for this explosion is the university. Encouraging students and professors to communicate via e-mail, using electronic gradebooks, providing free usage of computers, etc.
Considering the data network of NC State, it probably advantageous to make use of its resources. But, to ensure a higher caliber network, NC State must monitor the quality of the machines on its network. NC State makes minimum reccomendations for new computers for the advantage of its users and its network.
If you are planning on purchashing a new computer, printer, or other piece of technology to be used here on campus, it must meet or exceed all the minimun requirements given for a new purchase. If you are unsure or unaware of what these are, then just contact Wolftech and we can tell you wether or not your system will be acceptable. We can also tell you if there are going to be any major problems when your new devices get here.
Getting in touch with us before you do anything can save both yourself and us a major headache if something happens to go awry. We are here to help if something goes wrong, but we would rather head off potential problems before they affect you.
We tend to get our fingers in all sorts of technology. We'd be happy to sit down with you and help plan any technology requirements and upgrades.
Starting a project sometime? Planning for the future? Sure you are--there has to be something you feel like upgrading, modifying, or altering. Now, here's the catch, if you do not know a great deal about the technology behind the system and the requirements of what you are about to get into, you need IT consulting on your project.
The field of technology runs the gamut of topics. A great deal of people have neither the time nor energy to commit to learning a great deal about computers and their workings. This is where we can help. We are staffed to answer most any question you may have regarding technology in general, with experts in a variety of topics.
We shall do our best to help you plan out your requirements, technology needs, and possible solutions which will fit your needs. And if we can not do so in house, our network of contacts within the University will lead to someone who can.
State Funded Purchases
Research Funded Purchases
All personal purchases need to go through the NC State University Employee and Student personal purchase premier page. This page allows you to do the credit card purchases. And this page has better pricing on the consumer models like the Inspirons plus this website will reflect all the same promotions that are running on Dell's Home Sales website in addition to the 5-12% extra discount you get for being an employee or student at NC State.
This premier page is linked from NC State's Bookstore website at: http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/ncsubookstores/computers.html#hardware and click on the Dell link at the top.
Note: be warned that the pricing can be confusing -- you often have to get to checkout before all of your discounts are shown.
SOC Laptop Program
Link to 3yr policy.