Meet your new constant companion - your laptop

Rose-Hulman requires all incoming freshmen to have a laptop - and we have since 1995 - so that you have the world at your fingertips, you can stay organized and you can work anywhere on campus. We select a model each year so that everyone has the same laptop. Laptops must be paid for at the time the order is placed in June. If you indicate the payment is by loan, the loan must be secured and the laptop paid in full by freshman move-in day.

Our campus network includes 7,000 wired Ethernet ports and an extensive IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network, which means you can work online nearly anywhere on campus. That includes all residence-hall rooms, snack bar and nearly every classroom and lab. The wired Ethernet infrastructure is a fully switched 100Mbps network with a 45Mpbs connection to the Internet.

What comes in your laptop bundle?

  • Laptop computer
  • Software suite- information may be found here 
  • Free upgrades on software as long as you're a student
  • Insurance
  • Four-year warranty
  • Carrying case
  • Mouse
  • Cables
  • Ethernet connection
  • Wireless network interfaces

The 2016-2017 freshman class is using the Dell Precision 5510:

  • Intel i7-6820HQ (2.7 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz)
  • Nvidia Quadro M1100M with 2GB GDDR5 RAM
  • 15.6” Display 1920x1080 w/ 720p HD Camera
  • 16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM (2 modules)
  • Intel 8260 802.11ac with Bluetooth 4.1
  • 56 WHr Primary Battery
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Two USB 3.0, One Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C), SD Card Reader
  • 1 HDMI
  • 256 GB Solid State Drive; spare drive bay (m.2 SATA only)
  • TPM 1.2 Security Chip
  • 130 Watt AC Adapter
  • 4 year Warranty with Accidental Damage Protection