Computers

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Winston Salem, NC
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$43,200
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5 College Junior

Computers: Everyone gets a new Lenovo ThinkPad upon enrollment that you keep with you all four years. Any problems you may have, "The Bridge" is a tech support center in the library that is always there if you need help. If the computer breaks, which it probably will (this is why the protection plan is a must), they'll give you a loaner in the mean time. It would be nice, however, if the wireless was available on the outdoor part of campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: every new student is supplied with a laptop. the thinkpad isn't the most beautiful or greatest machine, but it usually does what it's meant to do

3 College Freshman

Computers: The think pads that the school supplies are brand new, but they are typical PCs: slow and bulky.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: A personal computer is not necessary as Think Pad laptops are provided.

2 College Junior

Computers: They are alright. They do break down at times, and do not work.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 42nd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 105th
    Fastest Internet
  • 274th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1335th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Will Geiger
Hometown
Brielle, NJ
Major
History
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Every freshman at Wake Forest is issued a new Lenovo (formerly IBM) laptop computer. This is great because you do not need to worry about buying a computer before you come to school, and your laptop will be loaded with a fantastic software package. Because everyone has the same type of computer, it is very easy to address any problems that you may have. The IS Help Desk is located in the library, which makes it hassle-free to bring in your laptop for a question. If your computer requires more help and needs to be sent out, Wake will provide you with a loaner computer.

The entire Wake Forest campus is wireless, which means that you never have to worry about getting a wireless signal. Additionally, there is a computer lab in the library that you can use if you do not have access to your computer. The best thing, however, is that Wake Forest upgrades your computer for free after sophomore year.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
ZSR Library Computer Lab
Charged to Print?
Yes
Students get 50 free pages to print at the library each semester. After that, it is 8 cents per page.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Wake Forest students get discounts on Lenovo products.
Did You Know?
All incoming freshmen are issued free IBM Thinkpads and HP Printers, which are upgraded prior to junior year. The Class of 2014 received a Thinkpad T410 featuring a 2.4 GHz Core i5 M520 Arrandale, 3GB RAM DDR3 dual channel RAM, an 320 GB hard drive, DVD+RW dual layer optical drive, wireless and Ethernet cards, Bluetooth, and a 14W" WXGA+ LED Backlight.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 39 responses

Very weak
Excellent
  • Availability of computer labs
  • Campus tech support
  • Free/discounted software
  • Number of computer labs
  • Printing cost/quota limits
  • Reliability of network
  • Speed of network
  • Technology in classrooms and labs
  • Wireless availability

How necessary is it to bring your own computer?    Based on 53 responses

  • 87% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 9% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 4% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 0% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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