Buying a Computer

The College has agreements with Lenovo and Apple for purchasing computers and related equipment for personal use, and with Journey Ed for purchasing software. All of these agreements provide special educational discounts to LVC students, faculty and staff for personal purchases.  If you are interested in completing a purchase with College funds for software or equipment, please contact the Office of Information Technology for assistance.

Note: To order a computer system or software for personal use, you may need to make a copy of your college ID card in order to verify that you are a student, faculty or staff member of the college. If you are a new student without a college ID card, you may instead use a copy of the letter from LVC that confirms receipt of your admission deposit. 

Below you will find information about the computers and software that the College recommends and uses. Note: If you are a resident student, you may want to check out the computer requirements.

PC with Windows - When buying a new Windows computer, you should purchase Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional to simplify connecting to resources on the campus network. The College purchases Windows desktops and notebooks from Lenovo. For recommended systems at special LVC discounts, visit the Lenovo website.

Macintosh with OS X - Apple offers iMac all-in-one desktops and MacBook notebooks. All Macs come with OS X, an operating system that includes sophisticated networking and video editing capabilities. Visit Apple's Custom Store for LVC.

Purchasing Software - Discounts on Microsoft Office and other software are available to students, faculty and staff through Journey Ed. Note that current, full-time LVC students may use the College's antivirus software at no charge.  Shop JourneyEd.

Need Help? Contact the Information Technology Solutions Center at 717-867-6072 during regular business hours.