- Will students be able to print to campus printers while connected to the wireless network?
A - Yes, students will be able to print to campus network printers. Visit Student Tech Home for a wireless printing tutorial.
Q - Why are there cheaper laptops in other stores compared to the recommended BYU-Idaho models?
A - The recommended BYU-Idaho models are business class laptops and not consumer models. In short, they are built better, using higher quality, standard, components. The University sought to secure units that would last for the duration of your educational experience at BYU-I.
Q - Why are HP and Apple the only models available through the bookstore?
A - The university received bids from serveral other manufactures. HP and Apple were selected because of their willingness to provide the needed quality for the most resonable price.
Q - Do I have to purchase an Apple computer?
A - There may be a platform that your particular college requires. Detailed information can be found under the "Laptop Requirement" regarding your major's requirements. A Windows laptop will meet the needs of the vast majority of students, particularly for those majors where another brand requirement has not been specified. Where there is no specification students may pick the platform they prefer (Windows or Apple).
Q - Why are students required to have laptops if they are not used in every class?
A - Laptop benefits extend away from the classroom, but will also include an every growing number of classroom uses as the requirement matures and more courses grow into the use of this educational option.
Q - My major does not seem technical, why should I have a laptop?
A - Every field increasingly depends upon technology. Owning and working with a laptop increases personal abilities to work with and understand technology in ways that casual use does not. Laptops can assist in preparing students for the competitive job marketplace.