ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR RECOMMENDED SYSTEMS
Do all the systems come with AC adapter/chargers?
What kind of software do I need at Willamette: Though it is not required for undergraduates, it would be difficult to get by without a copy of Microsoft Office (available for MAC and Windows). The best source for specially priced academic software is
TechHead.org (student ID# required). You can obtain single license versions of MS Office from them for about $95.00. The Willamette Store sells MS Office Standard 2007 for Windows for $139.00, the PRO edition, including Access 2007 (req. for AGSM students) and Publisher 2007, is $199.00, and the Mac 2008 edition is $149.00 (there is no PRO edition for MAC).
All three are good for up to three licenses on three separate computers.
Which version of the Vista operating system should I select?
According to WITS (Willamette Integrated Technology Services), Vista Home Premium is the ideal choice for Willamette students. Windows XP (SP2), Vista Business and Ultimate work fine too.
Does the system come with a case?
In order to keep the cost down, and because many customers already have cases or prefer to pick out their own, our systems do not include a case. We do offer 30% off Laptop cases and backpacks when you purchase your computer from The Willamette Store.
Do we need a Bluetooth module?
Bluetooth is not necessary at Willamette University.
Does it come with any cables?
Notebooks do not automatically come with cables. The Willamette Store Computer Shop sells ethernet CAT5 cables in a variety of sizes at very competitive prices. ($4.95-$10.95 depending on the size)
Do I need anything else?
Flash drives have become very popular -- It's always a good idea to back up important papers! They're easy to use, inexpensive (currently $19.95 for a 2GB drive) and store much more data than a floppy drive. These can be purchased at The Willamette Store Computer Shop. Check out our competitive prices!
Also, notebook cable locks are strongly recommended -- Get 30% off with your computer purchase!
Does The Willamette Store Computer Shop have computers in stock?
At this time all s ystems must be pre-ordered. Apple Computers may be ordered directly from here. Depending on your location, it may be advantageous for you to pick it up at The Willamette Store (Oregon has no sales tax).
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, bank checks, traveler's checks, and cash.
Are there any payment plans?
The Willamette Store Computer Shop does not offer any loan program, however there are loans available (upon approval) at reasonable rates through our local MAPS credit union:
WU Bearcat Branch, MAPS Credit Union
Putnam Center WU - open limited hours
School Year: Mon-Fri 9:45 am - 2:00 pm
Summer Hours: Tues & Thur 9:45 am - 2:00 pm
Main branch: 800.688.0181
Where are you located?
We’re located on the first floor of the Putnam University Center, 935 Mill Street in the back of The Willamette Store, near the textbook sections.
More questions about Willamette's computer requirements can be found here.
Feel free to e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org , or call us (503-370-6772) if you have any questions not covered here.
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* Willamette Integrated Technology Services