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Purchasing a Laptop at 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) limited 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.

Help

Professionally trained individuals are available at the Service Desk to assist with problems, questions or minor repairs encountered with LATC 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 you 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.

Questions?  Contact our Information Technology Department at 605.882.5284 ext. 280 or email Service.Desk@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. 


Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Laptop

Programs Required to Purchase the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Laptop from Lake Area Tech  

  • Energy Technology
  • Energy Operations

Programs Required to use a Compatible Laptop (must be similar to Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 Laptop ) but not required to Purchase from Lake Area Tech

CHROMEBOOKS are not compatible.

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Tech
  • Business (excludes Photography/Media option)
  • Dental Assisting
  • Diesel Technology
  • Financial Services*
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Law Enforcement
  • Med/Fire Rescue
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Nursing
    *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: $1015.00 (does not include tax)

Operating System Windows® 10 Home 64

Processor
AMD Ryzen™ 5000 U- Series Mobile Processor

Display/Webcam
15.6 FHD AG LED

Memory
Samsung 16GB DDR4 SDRAM

Hard Drive
256GB SSD Drive

Battery Primary
3 year battery warranty (45 WHr)

Wireless Hardware
Wi-Fi 5 802.11AC (2 x 2)

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. 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

  • Electronic Systems Technology
  • 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

Program Requires a Compatible Laptop to the ZBook G7 Mobile Workstation.

  • Photography/Media

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. For specific program-related laptop questions, please contact your program supervisor.