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Purchasing a Laptop at the Lake Area Tech STAX BOOKSTORE

 Making laptops available at all times and having the ability to utilize the latest software in the program of study is extremely important to the success of our students. The Lake Area Tech Stax Bookstore has software and laptop computers available for students to purchase. The cost of the laptops vary based on program specifications. Laptops are customized with software specific to the program of study. 

Warranty

A three-year warranty coverage is included in the purchase. This warranty covers parts and labor. A three year Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) warranty is also included as part of the purchase, based on the manufacturer’s protection policy. Accidental Damage Protection & HP Hardware Support Onsite Service for Consumers.

Helpdesk

Professionally trained individuals are available at the Service desk to assist with problems, questions or minor repairs encountered with laptops. The Service desk is located in the IT Department.

Want a Laptop, But Not Required?

If you are a student enrolled in any program at Lake Area Tech and would like to purchase a laptop, you may do so by contacting the Stax Bookstore. Laptops can be purchased based on models available. On-campus Network/Internet usage will be available at no charge when purchasing a laptop from Lake Area Tech.

Other Information

Stolen Laptops

A stolen laptop will be treated as a criminal offense and should be reported to the IT Department immediately! The IT Dept will be able to provide local law enforcement with serial numbers and models. You will be required to complete a theft report with the Watertown Police Department. You will also be responsible for the computer.

Laptop Damage

Students are responsible for repair charges on damaged laptops not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty or the manufacturer’s Accidental Damage Protection warranty.

Should I Insure?

We highly recommend that you insure your laptop above and beyond the Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) warranty against theft, loss or damage. This can usually be done by adding a rider on a homeowner’s/renter’s policy.

COVID-19 Laptop Information
https://www.lakeareatech.edu/about-us/covid-19/laptop-info-covid-19/

Questions?  Contact our Information Technology Department at 605.882.5284 ext. 280 or email Service.Desk@lakeareatech.edu or frentzc@lakeareatech.edu. For specific program-related laptop questions, please contact your program supervisor. 

 Please note: Due to COVID-19, the availability of some laptop models is not guaranteed. 


HP Elitebook 450 G8 Notebook

Programs Required to Purchase the HP Elitebook 450 G8 Notebook from Lake Area Tech  

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Energy Technology

Programs Required to use a Compatible Laptop (must be similar to HP Elitebook 450 G8 Notebook) but not Required to Purchase from Lake Area Tech

CHROMEBOOKS are not compatible.

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Associate (excludes Photography/Media option)
  • Dental Assisting
  • Diesel Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Med/Fire/Rescue
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Nursing

Other

*Financial Services students must have a Windows-based laptop.

Although not required, most other programs do utilize laptops throughout their education. Students may purchase their laptop from Lake Area Tech or they can purchase a system on their own. Personal laptops for these programs should meet or exceed the specifications provided. CHROMEBOOKS are not compatible.

Student Cost (does not include tax)

$900.00

Operating System Windows® 10 Home 64

Processor
HP IDS UMA i5-1135G7

Display/Webcam
15.6 FHD AG LED

Memory
16GB DDR4 3200MHz

Hard Drive
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD

Battery Primary
3 cell (45 WHr) Long life
3 year battery warranty

Wireless Hardware
IntelWi-Fi6AX200ax

Bluetooth
Yes

Warranty
3 year limited warranty W/Accidental Damage Protection

Note: Does not have a DVD/CD/ Blu-Ray Drive

Questions?  Contact our Information Technology Department at 605.882.5284 ext. 280 or email Service.Desk@lakeareatech.edu or frentzc@lakeareatech.edu. For specific program-related laptop questions, please contact your program supervisor. 

HP ZBook G7 Mobile Workstation

Programs Required to Purchase the HP ZBook G7 Mobile Workstation from Lake Area Tech

  • Business Associate (Photography/Media Option)
  • Electronic Systems Technology
  • Energy Operation
  • Heavy Equipment Operator – 2nd year only
  • Precision Machining
  • Robotics

Program Requires purchase of the HP ZBook G7 Mobile Workstation or use a Compatible Laptop that is approved by the CIS Instructors

  • Computer Information Systems

Student Cost (does not include tax)

$1,294.00

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64

Processor
HP IDS DSC i5-10210U

Display/Webcam
15.6 inch FHD AG LED

Memory
16GB DDR4 2666MHz

Hard Drive
512GB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD

Battery Primary
3 cell 56 WHr long life battery (3-year warranty!)

Wireless Hardware
IntelWi-Fi6AX 201AX

Bluetooth
Yes

Video Card
AMD Radeon Pro wx3100

Warranty
3 year limited warranty W/Accidental Damage Protection

Note: Does not have a DVD/CD/ Blu-Ray Drive

Questions?  Contact our Information Technology Department at 605.882.5284 ext. 280 or email Service.Desk@lakeareatech.edu or frentzc@lakeareatech.edu. For specific program-related laptop questions, please contact your program supervisor.