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Laptop Program

Fall/Spring Laptop Information

Advantages of the SJU Laptop Program

  • On-campus certified Support Center assistance
  • Full warranty support, including accidental damage protection
  • Laptop loaner program if your laptop is checked in for repairs
  • Pre-installed software in full compliance with St. John’s requirements
  • Upon graduation from St. John’s University with a least a Bachelor’s Degree, you may keep the laptop

School and College Requirements

  • College of Professional Studies Computer Science students can select either a Windows or Apple machine.
  • College of Professional Studies Mass Communications students are advised to select Apple machine
  • The Peter J. Tobin College of Business students are advised to select a Windows machine
  • St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Fine Arts students are advised to select the Apple MacBook Pro

Please note: You will have 6 weeks from the start of the semester to opt into the ACI Program and choose your laptop. If you do not opt-in prior to the 6 week time period, you cannot opt-in at a later date.

Apple MacBook Pro

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  • 2.3GHz dual-core Intel® Core i5 processor
  • Turbo boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • 13.3” retina display
  • OSX10.14 Mojave

Laptop Usage Fee: $220

Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad L390

  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor
  • 16 GB DDR4-2400MHz SODIMM memory
  • 128 GB solid-state hard drive
  • 720p HD camera with microphone
  • 3 Cell Li-Polymer Battery 45WH
  • 13.3” FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS Anti-Glare-touch screen
  • Windows 10 Pro 64

Laptop Usage Fee: $115

Lenovo Yoga

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga

  • 8th Generation Intel® Core i5-8265U processor
  • 16 GB DDR4 2400 MHZ memory
  • 256GB solid-state hard drive
  • 720p high-definition camera
  • 3 cell Li-Polymer Battery 50WH 
  • 13.3” FHD screen (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare Touchscreen
  • 2-in-1 laptop and tablet
  • Silver Cover
  • ThinkShutter - privacy cover for WebCam
  • Thinkpad Pro Pen
  • Windows 10 Pro

Laptop Usage Fee of: $145

 

Want to Bring Your Own Laptop?

Check out the details.

Detailed Specifications

Elegant rounded corner, precision aluminum uni-body, user friendly software

  • 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage1
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • 13.3” retina display
  • 2560 by 1600 pixels
  • OSX10.14 Mojave
  • 0.59 inch thin
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Full-size backlit keyboard
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • 3.02 lbs

Four Year AppleCare 
The Apple MacBook Pro comes with four years of AppleCare which covers manufacturer defects that may occur while using the MacBook.

Four years Accidental Damage Protection
In addition to the four year AppleCare, the Apple MacBook comes with Accidental Damage Protection, which covers any accidental spill, drops, and structural failures incurred under normal operating conditions or handling. What is NOT covered is any cosmetic damage, fire or damage due to negligence or inappropriate use.

I am ready to select a model!
Please let us know what laptop model you would like to receive by logging in to UIS. From the menu choose “Student”, then “Admissions”, then “Choose Your Laptop”.

Powerful, portable & durable with Touchscreen

  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 -8265U Processor
  • 128GB Solid State hard drive
  • 16GB  memory
  • 720p HD Camera
  • 3 cell battery
  • 3.22 lbs
  • 13.30 FDH Screen (1920 x 1080) Touch Screen
  • Windows 10Pro 64

Detailed Specifications

  • Screen 13.3" FHD (1920x1080) – Touch Screen
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.90GHz)
  • 128GB Solid Date Drive (SATA3M.2 2280
  • 720p HD Camera with microphone
  • Memory 16GB DDR4-2400MHZ
  • ThinkPad® precision keyboard (with backlight)
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless- AC (2x2) 9560  Bluetooth 5.0vPro
  • Intel® UHD 620 Graphics
  • 3 -cell battery Li-Polymer 45Wh
  • Two USBC 3.0, Two USB 3.0, HDMI, SD Card, and headphone slots
  • 65W AC Adapter

Four Year Lenovo Warranty
The Lenovo laptop comes with four years of warranty coverage, which covers manufacturer defects that may occur while using the laptop.

Four years Accidental Damage Protection
In addition to the four year manufactures warranty, the Lenovo laptop comes with Accidental Damage Protection, which covers any accidental spill, drops, and structural failures incurred under normal operating conditions or handling. What is NOT covered is any cosmetic damage, fire or damage due to negligence or inappropriate use.

I am ready to select a model!
Please let us know what laptop model you would like to receive by logging in to UIS. From the menu choose “Student”, then “Admissions”, then “Choose Your Laptop”.

Powerful, portable & durable 2-in-1 laptopTouchscreen with digital pen support 

  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 -8265U Processor
  • 256GB Solid State hard drive
  • 16 GB  memory
  • 720p HD Camera
  • 3  cell battery
  • 3.44 lbs
  • 13.3” FDH Screen (1920 x 1080)
  • 2-in-1 laptop and tablet
  • Silver Case
  • ThinkShutter privacy cover for WebCam
  • ThinkPad Pen Pro
  • Windows 10 Pro 64

Detailed Specifications

  • Screen 13.3" FHD (1920x1080) IPA Anti-Glare Touchscreen
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.9GHz)
  • 256GB Solid Date Drive PCIe OPAL2.0
  • 720p HD Camera with microphone
  • Memory 16GB DDR4-2400MHZ on MB
  • ThinkPad® precision keyboard (with backlight)
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless- AC (2x2) 9250  Bluetooth 5.0
  • Intel® UHD 620 Graphics
  • 3 -cell battery Li-Ion 50Wh - up to 14.5 hours
  • One USB 3.1, One USB 3.1 type C ( Display Port, Data Transfer),One USB 3.1 type C/Intel Thunderbolt 3,  Micro SD Card Reader
  • 65W AC Adapter
  • 2.85 lbs

Four Years Manufacturer Warranty 
The Lenovo laptop comes with four years of warranty coverage, which covers manufacturer defects that may occur while using the laptop.

Four Year Accidental Damage Protection
In addition to the four year manufactures warranty, the Lenovo laptop comes with Accidental Damage Protection, which covers any accidental spill, drops, and structural failures incurred under normal operating conditions or handling. What is NOT covered is any cosmetic damage, fire or damage due to negligence or inappropriate use.

I am ready to select a model!
Please let us know what laptop model you would like to receive by logging in to UIS. From the menu choose “Student”, then “Admissions”, then “Choose Your Laptop”.

Bring Your Own Laptop

We want you to feel at home on campus, in class, and on-line, so do not hesitate to bring your own laptop if you believe that will help bring you academic success. Just note that the support provided through St. John’s University’s Academic Computing Initiative will be unavailable to students that bring their own laptop. Students who bring personal laptops may be required to purchase and install software required for classes. If you are unsure of your software needs, please consult with your academic department.

  • College of Professional Studies Computer Science students are advised to bring a laptop with at least 8GB of RAM
  • College of Professional Studies Mass Communications students are advised to select Apple machine
  • The Peter J. Tobin College of Business students are advised to select a Windows machine
  • St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Fine Arts students are advised to select the Apple MacBook Pro

Minimum Hardware Specifications

If you will be an incoming freshman or transfer for the fall 2016 semester and plan to bring your own laptop, your machine's hardware specifications should at least be comparable to those of the Fall 2017 models. 

The recommended minimum requirements are:

  • i5 processor or higher
  • 8GB of RAM   
  • 128Gb Hard Drive (Internal Storage)

Minimum Software Specifications

Apple Laptop

  • Yosemite 10.10 or higher
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2016 for Mac (Available as a free download via your SJU Microsoft 365 account)
  • Anti-Virus Program, such as McAfee or Norton for Apple

Windows Laptop

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2016 for Windows (Available as a free download via your SJU Microsoft 365 account)
  • Anti-Virus program, such as McAfee or Norton for Apple

If you do bring your own laptop to campus with you, it is important that it must meet both of the hardware and software minimum specifications. If it does not, you should update it with one that does in order to ensure that you will have the required computing power to complete your coursework.

Attention Apple Users

Personal Apple users should also be aware that they may be required to run the Windows operating system in order to successfully launch and run various software required for their classes. In such cases, Apple users can partition their laptop for a Windows environment either through Boot Camp or install a virtual machine environment by purchasing Parallels or VMware Fusion. Students with MacBook laptops who need to run Windows will also need a valid copy of the Windows 7 or higher operating system and any other programs that their classes may require.

Non-Participants Will Have Access To:

  • Microsoft Office365 email account with 5 free downloads of Microsoft Office suite
  • Wireless access
  • Access to wireless printing on campus
  • WebEX (web & video conferencing)

If you wish to participate in the St. John's University laptop program, you can review the details online.

Contact

If you have questions about the laptop models or software specifications, contact Information Technology at 718-990-5000.