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USC Upstate has built a network that will accommodate most devices. As you search for the best device, please see the information below. We have outlined several devices or device types that we have already tested on our network.
There are two feature recommendations for a device to qualify for our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative. The device you choose should be wi-fi capable and have an Internet browser. These two features will provide access to university resources that will enhance the educational experience.
Web-based email, calendar, online office apps (word, ppt, excel), document storage and more
The devices below are separated into categories to help you make the best decision based your specific needs and the requirements of your degree program. If there is a specific device listed, it means we have tested that device on our network. (Note: All specs are pulled directly from the manufacturers website.)
More information is available on recommended Dell laptops.
Budget Seeker - Under $500
Ultra Mobile - Compact, Light, Portable
Laptops - Traditional Keyboard and Screen
Student Device Support:
The devices highlighted above are fully supported by the Help Desk for all repairs. USC Upstate is a certified Dell Warranty repair center. If there is an issue with a Dell computer or tablet, we can repair hardware and software that is covered by the Dell warranty, free of charge.
USC Upstate recommends the purchase of a warranty for devices, when possible, to ensure the device will be usable throughout a student's academic career.
The ITS Help Desk will help connect and troubleshoot for all other devices. While the ITS Help Desk can make hardware recommendations, the ITS Help Desk can only support Dell hardware.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?