Albion has been named one of the "Most Wired" schools in the United States for good reason. Every dorm, building, and classroom has been set up for either a wired or wireless connection. You'll find it easy to connect to the school's network, as computer labs are in almost every building on campus. With so many possibilities available, lab crowding is only a problem when it's close to midterms or finals. Even so, it's well worth the money to have your own computer. It just makes things easier sometimes.
The other great part about Albion technology is the IT staff at the computer help desk, located in Ferguson across from the Ferg computer lab. If you have a problem with your personal laptop or desktop, IT will do whatever it can to try to fix the problem, free of charge. They also offer a great software package that is free to students and full of college necessities, which can be a nice surprise to incoming freshmen.