Computer Purchases

Student Purchase Plans

Principia is grateful to offer special purchase plans in conjunction with Apple and Dell. Discounts with Apple are variable, while discounts with Dell are 7% off select models. Find information here for Apple and Dell purchases.

Computer Recomendations

For those who bring a new or used computer to campus, we recommend the following types and configurations. Approximately 40%-50% of our students bring Apple computers, but both Apple Mac and Windows PC computers work well in our environment.

  Apple Mac  Windows PC
Minimum Operating System OS 10.6 or Above Windows 7

Productivity Software

Microsoft Office 2013 - Available for free to all students through Office365

Microsoft Office 2013 - Available for free to all students through Office365

Anti-Virus software*
  • Other preferred A/V product acceptable with current subscription
  • Other preferred A/V product acceptable with current subscription
Minimum Update Service* None Microsoft Update for Critical Security Patches

*Any individual operating a computer that does not comply with these requirements is subject to both regulatory fines and fees for damages.