Personal Laptop Purchase Program Information


Indiana State University and Dell have partnered to identify a laptop at a great price that will meet all of your academic needs. If you wish to purchase a Dell laptop, please click on the link below to access "Welcome Indiana State Students!".  Then click on "Shop Your Standard Configuration" in the middle of the webpage.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to worldwide component shortages beyond the University and Dell's control, estimated ship times are often listed as sixty days and more.


Laptop:  The laptop offered for Fall 2021 through the Personal Laptop Purchase Program is a Dell Latitude 3520 with Touch screen, Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor, 8 gig of RAM, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Built-In Wireless Connectivity + Bluetooth, and a 4 Year Warranty and 4 Year Accidental Damage Protection.  The AC Adapter and Battery have a 1 year warranty, and are not covered for Accidental Damage Protection.

Also included in the package is a $100 Dell egiftcard that can be used for any item on the website, including computers, TV's, Roomba's or gaming accessories.

Shipping time will be 2 - 4 weeks.  To ensure delivery before the start of classes, we suggest you order your laptop as early as possible. If you do not receive your laptop by the start of classes, contact the Technology Support Center if you need to borrow a laptop until your purchased unit arrives.

Purchase Considerations

  1. Indiana State provides excellent support for the student laptop purchased above. Should you have a problem with it come to the Technology Support Center located in the basement of Stalker Hall to have it repaired (hardware or software) Laptops not purchased through the above program will only receive software service. The Technology Support Center cannot repair hardware issues for “other” laptops. There could be a $30 charge for software repairs to non-supported laptops.
  2. Indiana State provides cloud storage to students for storage of files, so if you run out of space on your hard drive, you can store files in the cloud and access them over the wireless or wired network anywhere on or off campus. Visit OneDrive File Storage for Students for instructions for storing files in your OneDrive account which is part of your Sycamores Email account.


  • These laptops are fully supported on campus in our Technology Support Center (TSC) located in the basement of Stalker Hall. 
  • Each laptop comes with a four-year warranty and accidental damage protection plan. 
  • The battery and power adapter are covered by a 4-year warranty. This means in the first four years all repairs are covered under the agreement except for abuse, theft, fire, and flood. 
  • The TSC will also provide full software support for the unit, including helping with installation of Office 365 Pro Plus. Office 365 Pro Plus is a version of Office that's available through your Office 365 account by logging in to It includes the applications that you're familiar with, including Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint,  Skype for Business, and Word. Office Pro Plus is a full version of Office.  For more information about Office 365 Pro Plus, click on this link:
  • If you have any trouble with the software or hardware on these laptops simply make an appointment to take it to the Technology Support Center and they will fix it right up! Buying one of these laptops will provide you peace of mind knowing that you will be fully supported right here on campus.Click on this link to set up an appointment

What to Do After You Receive Your New Computer

  1. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for basic setup and operation
  2. If you need assistance, bring your new laptop to the Technology Support Center on the lower level of Stalker Hall when it arrives – click on the link above to set up an appointment for help to install the latest image and to help you get your laptop set up to work on campus!

Additional Resources

Please feel free to call the Technology Support Center at 812-237-2910 and someone will assist you. See our Website at for hours of operation.

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