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Technology Discounts

This section provides details on technology discounts for personal use, with resources as well for departmental purchases and review processes.


Departmental Purchases

To learn more about purchasing equipment and technology for your department, visit:

Personal Technology Purchases

Loyola University Chicago does not require students to have a personal computer. However, it is highly recommended. Whether you purchase a desktop or a laptop computer, it is important to balance quality and performance with cost. Loyola's ITS staff make the following recommendations for system configurations.


Apple Affinity Discount Program

Discounts - AppleAlthough Loyola University Chicago does not require students to have a personal computer, it is recommended. Whether you purchase a laptop or desktop computer, tablet or other productivity devices, it is important to balance quality and performance with cost. This store is customized by Apple in order to provide educational discounts for a variety of Apple products.

 

Apple ComputersRecommendedMinimum
Processor Core i7 Core i5
Memory 8 GB 4 GB
Hard Drive 500GB SSD 256GB SSD
Wireless Card 802.11/a/c 802.11/a/c
Optical Drives DVD-RW (Optional) DVD-RW (Optional)
Warranty AppleCare Protection Plan AppleCare Protection Plan

Lenovo Affinity Discount Program

Discounts - LenovoAlthough Loyola University Chicago does not require students to have a personal computer, it is recommended. Whether you purchase a laptop or desktop computer, tablet or other productivity devices, it is important to balance quality and performance with cost. This store is customized by Lenovo in order to provide educational discounts for a variety of Lenovo PC hardware and software.

 While there are many PC manufacturers to select from, consider these recommendations/minimum requirements as reviewed by ITS:

Windows ComputersRecommendedMinimum
Processor Core i5 Core i3
Memory 8 GB 4 GB
Hard Drive 256GB SSD 256GB SSD
Wireless Card 802.11a/c 802.11a/c
Optical Drives DVD-RW (Optional) DVD-RW (Optional)
Warranty 3 year (parts and labor) 2 year (parts and labor)

Multimedia Equipment (B&HPhotoVideo)

B&H logo

B&HPhotoVideo offers a wide array of multimedia equipment, tools, and technologies like cameras, camcorders, lighting, and so much more. Many of the kits found in the Equipment Loan Program are purchased through B&H. The EDU Advantage store afford Loyola members the ease of discounts for personal purchases. For students, Students can sign up directly on the website with your @luc.edu email and verify their status through Unidays process. Faculty and Staff can register or sign-up at on-campus events or email kathh AT bhphoto DOT com from your @luc.edu account for an EDU account for personal discounted pricing.


AT&T Discounts

Discounts - AT&TLoyola University students, faculty and staff are eligible for discounts on personal devices and plans.

If you already an AT&T Customer and would like to enroll in these discounts, visit att.com/discounts to register. Enter your cellphone and email address. The employee or student is required to be the primary line on the account for validation process. The discount is available to AT&T customers who are using AT&T Wireless postpaid offers. If you don't have a Loyola email address, visit your local AT&T Corporate retail store.

Verizon Discounts

Discounts - VerizonLoyola University faculty and staff are eligible to get service discount from Verizon on personal devices and plans. Click on the Validate by Paystub link from Verizon's page to begin this process.

T-Mobile Discounts

T-Mobile logo

Loyola University faculty and staff are eligible to get service discounts from T-Mobile on personal plans.

Faculty/Staff switching to T-Mobile: Take advantage of the Work Perks offer which is a savings of up to $200 on T-Mobile's most popular rate plan, Magenta MAX.

Faculty/Staff currently with T-Mobile: call T-Mobile‚Äôs Business Direct Telesales at 877-334-7099 and ask about how you can participate. One new voice line required, with verification of employment within 30 days of new line activation.


Adobe Creative Cloud Discounts

Discounts - Adobe CC (2)Loyola University Chicago students can take advantage of academic pricing for software from Adobe directly from their Adobe Creative Cloud Student & Teachers plan. Additionally, Adobe offers Adobe Creative Cloud Express as a free set of online tools with design and image editing in mind.


Microsoft Discounts (OnTheHub)

Discounts - Microsoft Office 365Loyola University Chicago students can take advantage of academic pricing for software from Varsity Buys including other Microsoft products such as Windows 10.


Statistics Applications Discounts (OnTheHub)

Discounts - Statistics AppsLoyola University Chicago students, faculty and staff can take advantage of academic pricing for software from OnTheHub including various Statistics applications including products from IBM SPSS, Minitab, NVivo, JMP, EViews, and more.

 


Last Modified:   Thu, September 29, 2022 3:05 PM CDT