1) Choose Your Laptop
Which laptop should you choose? Personal preference dictates your choice, of course, but before you make your decision, learn something about Microsoft OneNote:
Many of our students use OneNote creatively and extensively to create study guides or personalized textbooks, and if you think you will want to do this, you should choose the tablet PC.
In 2010, students were polled and a majority said that they would recommend the tablet. A potential drawback is the price: the tablet is generally the more expensive option. Take a look at the 2010 survey results for more information.
Please note: If you don't choose a specific model, we will order a ThinkPad X230 Tablet for you.
2) Choose Any Accessories
includes a list of accessories for your laptops (anything from printers to LoJack).
3) Fill out the Order Form and submit your order by Monday, July 23
Attached to the is an order form. You must place your order by Monday, July 23, 2012. Again, if you don't order a laptop, a laptop order will be placed for you (by default, anyone who has not specified their laptop choice will receive a ThinkPad X230 Tablet, which you will need to purchase during orientation).
Every year, we recommend that students pay for their laptop during the NC Tax-Free Weekend. This year, the Tax-Free Weekend is August 3-5. That doesn't mean that you have to wait to order your laptop on that weekend! When you submit your forms , the Student Stores representative will process your credit card payment on the NC Tax-Free Weekend to save you money. If you are not paying by credit card, you may pay in person during that weekend to purchase your computer tax-free. More details are available in the . If you do not pay for your laptop in advance (or on Tax-Free Weekend), your purchase will not be tax-free.
For those who qualify, your computer may be purchased in whole or in part with your financial aid funds. Unfortunately, sometimes your funds may arrive after this date; thus, you may need to purchase the computer up front and then reimburse yourself when you receive your financial aid package.