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Which computing device should you bring to George Fox?
It is still expected that a new student at George Fox will want to have his or her own computer, typically a laptop computer. However, the computing landscape is changing, and it may very well be possible for students of typically the non-technical programs to take care of their computing needs with a mobile pad type device. Public computers are located around campus. We are an authorized Apple service & repair center, so we can work on a student's personal Apple computer. We do see this landscape changing rapidly, and we will try to support all computing devices to the best of our ability, which may just be in an advisory role for the mobile devices.
If you would like to purchase an Apple computer we recommend that everyone associated with George Fox University take advantage of the educational discount available via the Apple Education Online Store.
Academic Computing: If you have questions about minimum computing requirements for you to be successful in your chosen major we recommend that you review our minimum requirements list for academic programs. For example a business major may need Microsoft Office, which does not run on an iPad.
E-Reader: The future computing device for college students may very well be driven by the E-Reader, of which the iPad is definitely one of the finest. This will be the year that E-Textbooks will emerge, so we do feel there is value for our students to have a device to leverage that opportunity. In general there are a growing number of E-Books available that can be accessed by the the E-Readers as well as by traditional computers. So, yes, the E-Reader may replace some books, but we cannot guarantee that.