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DVM Student Laptop Recommendations

Dell Education Discounts

RAMtech, CSU's Computer Store, has arranged a discount agreement with Dell to provide state-of-the-art computers and laptops at significant savings to CSU students, staff and alumni. RAMtech offers different Dell bundles to choose from based on cost and features. 

DVM Laptop Recommendation

The College strongly recommends that all DVM students purchase a specially configured Dell laptop computer through the RAMtech Dell portal. Purchases can be made online with a personal credit card.

This special Dell Latitude E6420 is the current recommended laptop configuration for DVM students. It is available for $1,339.50 which includes 4 years of hardware warranty and, more important, 4 years of accidental damage warranty. 

Other Dell Options

Dell Inspiron laptops, approximately $300-$400 less, are generally in-stock at the RAMtech store. Although not quite as sturdy as the Latitude model, the CPU, memory, etc., will be just as good or slightly lower. These models should meet, and probably greatly exceed the CSU minimum hardware and software specifications for all students. 

The most important fact is these models may be purchased with a 3 year accident insurance along with a 3 year warranty for hardware failures. That is slightly less than the 4 year warranties for the special Dell Latitude model, but still a very good deal.

Those interested should contact RAMtech directly since there may be a waiting list.

Purchase Options

Online Purchasing of the Dell E6420

Students, staff and alumni may use the RAMtech Web site to access the special Dell portal. You can then purchase the specialty configured Dell Latitude E6420 with a personal credit card.

  1. Go to the RAMtech Web page for Dell.

    You should see "Need a customized Dell Computer with your Education Discount?" with a linked image to Dell as shown to the right.

    Following this linked image takes you to the special “Welcome Colorado State University Student, Staff and Alumni!” Web page.
  2. Click on the link “Recommended Business Systems at Exclusive Prices”.
  3. You will be at a “Special Offers for Colorado State University" page.  It will have various Latitude laptop bundles listed. 

    The special configuration for DVM students is listed as the DVM Students Laptop for $1,339.50. Please make sure that you select the correct E6420 configuration as the others will not include the accident damage service warranty.
  4. Click on the “Customize” link for that offer and change options as desired. Although it is offered as an option, we recommend that you do NOT deselect the accident damage service.
  5. Once you are done with any customization, proceed to checkout with your personal credit card information.

Purchase other Dell models through RAMtech

Contact Diane Noren, RAMtech manager, for current availability of additional models of Dell laptops. If purchased through the RAMtech store, such purchases can be charged to either the student's credit card or to their school account.

Hardware and Software Recommendations for Students

For DVM students who decide to not take advantage of this special offer from Dell, please refer to Hardware and Software Recommendations for Students to purchase a computer that will meet the specifications currently required for CVMBS course material.