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Laptop Requirement

Beginning with the Fall 2020 semester, all students are required to have a laptop or personal computer (PC) that meets the technological requirements for remote learning in their declared major. If a student already has an existing laptop that meets the needs of their program, they are not required to purchase an additional laptop.

Major/Program of Study

Laptop Requirement or Equivalent*

Bookstore Cost*

Engineering Computer Information Science XPS Dell $1,672
Art and Design MacBook Pro $1,699
All Other Latitude 3310 $ 440
HP i3 $477

Laptop Funding Resources for Students

Understanding the financial impact of this requirement, NECC has set aside some funding to support students with covering expenses related to the purchase of a laptop. Eligible students will receive a bookstore credit while funding lasts. This credit may be used in combination with other resources to purchase the necessary laptop. It is valid only at the NECC Bookstore and cannot be exchanged for cash or credit toward any other purchase.

To be considered for a bookstore credit, please complete this application. Applications are available through September 25, 2020.

The College will use the information in your Educational Record and the information you provide to determine eligibility. Applicants do not need to fill out a federal FASFA or receive financial aid in order to apply for this credit.

In order to be eligible for the bookstore credit you must be currently registered and matriculated into an eligible program for the fall 2020 semester.

If you have questions about laptops, please email

For information about other types of non-laptop assistance (such as food, housing, clothing, and more), please contact Community Resources at .

*Please note, the price of the laptop does not include taxes or shipping.

For details on the specifications of each laptop, please see below.

Dell 3000 Inspiron=

Inspiron 15 3000 Series -3593 210-ASXR – 1 –

10th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-1005G1 Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)

338-BWNG – 1 –

Windows 10 Home in S Mode 64bit English 619-ANYY – 1 –

Intel(R) UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory 490-BFMY – 1 –

LCD Back Cover for Non-Touch Display with One Spindle – Black 320-BDWB – 1 –

8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz 370-ACUX – 1 –

128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive 400-BGKI – 1 –

15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display 391-BEXW

English Palmrest Label with HD Non-Touch Display for Ubuntu and

Windows 10 Home in S mode

Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Initial Year 804-9274 – 1 –

Mail In Service after Remote Diagnosis, 1 Year 804-9276

Dell XPS:

XPS 15 7000 Series-7590 210-ASIH – 1 –

9th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H (12MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 6 cores)

338-BSCZ – 1 –

Windows 10 Pro (64bit) English 619-AHCR – 1 –

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 490-BFFV – 1 –

16GB DDR4-2666MHz, 2x8G 370-AERQ – 1 –

512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive 400-BFJL – 1 –

Silver 320-BDIK – 1 –

15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Anti-Glare Non-touch IPS 100%

sRGB 500-Nits display


ProSupport: Next Business Day Onsite, 1 Year 801-0993 – 1 –

ProSupport: Next Business Day Onsite, 2 Year Extended 801-1015 – 1 –

ProSupport: 7×24 Technical Support, 3 Years 801-1064


MacBook Pro has a tenth-generation quad-core Intel processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz. A brilliant and colorful Retina display with True Tone technology for a more true-to-life viewing experience. A backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID. Fast integrated graphics. And the versatile Touch Bar for more ways to be productive. It’s Apple’s most powerful 13-inch notebook. Pushed even further.

  • Tenth-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Brilliant Retina display with True Tone technology
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • Ultrafast SSD
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life*
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Force Touch trackpad

HP 15-dy1039nr 15″ Notebook-Intel

Core i3-1005G1DC, UMA, 4GB, 15.6″ HD, Non Touch, 256 GB SSD, MISC NO ODD Win 2017, 802.11ac 1×1 BT, HD Webcam, Single digital mic, None, Standard, HD Audio, ACADPT 45 Watt Smart nPFC RA, BATT 3C 41 WHr Long Life, OPP Chassis/ID, Win10 Home, 2 year Warranty.

*If you have questions about your current laptop or the laptop specifications for your program specifically, please contact your program coordinator. You can find the contact information for your program coordinator by logging into Navigate. You should then check the “Resources” icon and under “People”. Your program coordinator will be listed there, or please call 978-556-3700.

Purchasing Your Laptop

Click on this link for step by step instructions on how to purchase your laptop from the NECC Bookstore using the funding approved by the college.

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