IT Marketplace - Recommended Computer Specifications & Policies

Recommended Computers

The most important technology that you will need at Liberty is a computer! Liberty’s IT Marketplace is a convenient resource that offer student discounts on computers from Apple, Dell, and Lenovo as well as recommendations on the best type of computer for your major.

 

Recommended Hardware Specifications

General recommendations

Students are also able to bring their own computers from home to use on Liberty’s campus. If you will be bringing your own computer, we recommend the following hardware specifications so that you can comfortably run multiple applications as well as take full advantage of Liberty’s network:

 

  • Processor: Intel i-Series (i5 or i7) or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 128GB or higher
  • Video: Integrated or Dedicated graphics card
  • Wireless Card:
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN NIC
    • 2.4 GHz/5GHz Dual Band
    • 2x2 300 Mbps. (20/40MHz)
    • WPA2-PSK/WPA2-Enterprise

 

Design and Arts recommendations

For students in design courses like Interior Design, Communication and Arts, Studio and Digital Arts, and Cinematic Arts, the following specifications are recommended:

  • Processor: Intel i7-Series or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB or higher
  • Video: Integrated or Dedicated graphics card with 4GB of VRAM or higher
  • Wireless Card:
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN NIC
    • 2.4 GHz/5GHz Dual Band
    • 2x2 300 Mbps. (20/40MHz)
    • WPA2-PSK/WPA2-Enterprise

 

Engineering recommendations

  • Processor: Intel i7-Series or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB - 32 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB or higher, or dual 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD
  • Video: Integrated or Dedicated graphics card with 6GB of VRAM or higher
  • Wireless Card:
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN NIC
    • 2.4 GHz/5GHz Dual Band
    • 2x2 300 Mbps. (20/40MHz)
    • WPA2-PSK/WPA2-Enterprise

 

Recommended Operating Systems

  • Windows: 10
  • Mac OS X 10.14 or newer

 

Recommended Software

  • Internet Browsers
    • For the best browsing experience with Blackboard and Canvas, we officially recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge (Chromium).
    • Note: Only the Chromium version of Edge is supported. To verify which version of Edge is currently installed on your computer, open Microsoft Edge and select the three dots in the upper right corner to view "Settings and more", and then select "About Microsoft Edge" in the left side menu. This page should mention "Chromium" below the Update settings section. If it instead reads "Microsoft EdgeHTML", you can download the Chromium version of Edge.
  • Microsoft Office

 

Liberty has partnered with multiple software vendors to offer students great discounts on some of the software needed for your courses. The Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, etc.) is available for currently enrolled students at no additional cost through Liberty.edu/Office365. Visit the IT Marketplace to view additional software that may be required by individual classes in a variety of majors.

 

Warranty & Repair Information

Warranty

All recommended Lenovo bundles purchased through the IT Marketplace affiliate link come with the option to purchase a manufacturer's warranty (valid up to 4 years) and are eligible for on-campus service and repair at the IT HelpDesk for the entirety of their warranty. All Apple computers purchased have the option of choosing the 1-year manufacturer's warranty or 3-year AppleCare+ warranty that is eligible for on-campus service and repair at the IT HelpDesk for the entirety of their warranty. Dell machines purchased online are eligible for Dell’s extended manufacturer’s warranty and accidental coverage.

 

Repairs 

The IT HelpDesk is also able to perform certain hardware & software repairs on Dell, Lenovo and Apple laptops that were not purchased through Liberty’s IT Marketplace's vendor links, but this service depends on the type of warranty, damage, and other factors.

 

Software Installation Assistance

All customers who purchase software through the IT Marketplace vendor links can receive installation assistance by Liberty University's IT HelpDesk for free. You can call, stop in, or visit the HelpDesk website for free IT assistance.

 

Return Policy

Contacting an Online-Vendor Representative:

If you have questions about your order purchased through an affiliate vendor, or if there is a problem with your order, please contact the appropriate vendor representative using the contact information below:

 

Apple

Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore

434-582-2316

Dell

Sales chat

877-547-1115

Kivuto

General Support

888-396-1447

 

In-Store Return Policy

GENERAL READING BOOKS, NOOK® DEVICES, SOFTWARE, AUDIO, VIDEO & SMALL ELECTRONICS

  • A full refund will be given in your original form of payment if merchandise is returned within 14 days of purchase with original receipt in original packaging.
  • Opened software, audio books, DVDs, CDs, music, and small electronics may not be returned. They can be exchanged for the same item if defective.
  • Merchandise must be in original condition.
  • No refunds or exchanges without original receipt.

 

International Orders

The Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore will only ship within the United States. Other online vendors' policies may vary.

 

Order Problems/Questions

If you have questions about your order, or if there is a problem with your order, please contact the appropriate vendor representative using the contact information below:

 

IT Marketplace Vendor Contact Info

Apple

Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore

434-582-2316

 

SM330@bncollege.com

 
     

Dell

Sales Support

877-547-1115
 

Sales chat

 
     

Kivuto 

General Support

888-396-1447

 

support@kivuto.com