Skip over navigation

News Archive

Student Computer Store: open for business and offering Apple and Dell computers

Princeton's online student computer store is now open and taking orders for computers from the 2014-15 Student Computer Initiative (SCI) program. SCI computers are configured for academic use at the University, specially-priced for Princeton students, and fully supported on campus by Office of Information Technology technical staff.

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Notebook
The 2014-15 program offers five computer models: three Apple computers (including Apple Air) and two Dell computers. All computer models come with the latest Macintosh or Windows operating system (whichever applies) and a suite of software that is pre-installed on the computers. Microsoft products come with a license from Microsoft that entitles SCI computer owners to no-cost license upgrades while they are enrolled students at Princeton. This includes MS Office and the Windows operating system for all computers, including Apple computers.  iPad devices are being offered as a bundle option with Apple computer orders. 

Other notable benefits of the SCI program are the convenience of on-campus technical support and an inventory of SCI-specific computer software and hardware, and 3-year warranties that have been negotiated into the price of each computer.

A Math/Science/Engineering (MSE) software package is available as an add-on to any SCI computer, and comes pre-installed. For a complete list of software included in the MSE software package, see the SCI website at www.princeton.edu/sci.

SCI computers can be purchased using a credit card, a student account, a loan through the Financial Aid Office, or with a Princeton Computer Installment Loan.

A University issued netID is required to purchase an SCI computer. All actively enrolled Princeton University students are eligible to purchase SCI computers.

To learn more about the SCI program and to order an SCI computer, go to www.princeton.edu/sci. Send questions about the SCI program to sci@princeton.edu, or call the OIT Support and Operations Center at (609) 258-4357 to speak with a consultant.