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BYOD Recommended Devices

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.

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Web-based email, calendar, online office apps (word, ppt, excel), document storage and more

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Spartan Green Sky logoAccess to course and university software to enhance your educational experiencespartan greensky learn more
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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

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Budget Seeker - Under $500
Devices that are lower cost, but that ensure full utilization of University resources.
BYOD Chromebook 2Samsung Chromebook Click Shop Now for pricesSamsung Chromebook Shop now
Features:
- 11.6" Display
- 2GB Memory
- 16GB eMMC Hard Drive
- 2.43 lbs

- Automatic Updates
- Integrated Antivirus
- 6.3 hr battery life
- Webcam, speakers, mic
 
    
BYOD Device ipad2Apple iPad with Retina display Click Shop Now for pricesipad 2 Shop now
Features:
- 9.7" Display
- 16GB Storage
- iOS
- 1.33 lbs

- Front/Rear Camera
- 10 hr battery life
 
    
BYOD xps 10Dell Venue 11 Pro TabletClick Shop Now for pricesDell XPS Latitude 10 Shop now
Features:
- 10.8" Display
- 32GB eMMC Hard Drive
- Windows 8 RT
- 1.4 lbs

- Intel Atom 2.41ghz
- Front/Rear Camera
- Keyboard (optional)
- 10.5 hr battery life
 
    

Ultra Mobile - Compact, Light, Portable
These devices will allow ultimate mobility based on size, weight and features
Tablets: 
BYOD xps 10Dell Venue 11 Pro TabletClick Shop Now for pricesDell XPS 10 Latitude Shop now
Features:
- 10.8" Display
- 32GB eMMC Hard Drive
- Windows 8 RT
- 1.4 lbs 

- Intel Atom 2.41ghz
- Front/Rear Camera
- Keyboard (optional)
- 10.5 hr battery life
 
    
BYOD Device ipad2Apple iPad with Retina display Click Shop Now for pricesApple iPad 2 Shop now
Features:
- 9.7" Display
- 16GB Storage
- iOS
- 1.33 lbs

- Front/Rear Camera
- 10 hr battery life
 
    
BYOD AndroidAndroid Varied 
Features
- Features vary based on the make and model
- There are many resellers and brands of the android tablets
 
    
Laptops:   
BYOD xps13 ultrabookDell Latitude 7440 Ultrabook Click Shop Now for pricesDell XPS 13 Ultrabook Shop now
Features:
- 14" Display
- 500GB Solid State Hard Drive
- 8.5 hr battery life
- 2.99 lbs

- 3 Yr Dell Manufacture warranty (Accidental and hardware defects)
- Front Webcam
- Windows8
 
    
BYOD macbook airMacBook AirClick Shop Now for pricesMacbook Air Shop now
Features:
- 11.6" Display
- 512GB Flash Hard Drive
- 4GB Memory
- 2.38 lbs

- Front webcam
- 5 hr battery life
- OS X Mountain Lion
 
    

Laptops:
These devices contain the traditional laptop functionality and size.
BYOD inspiron 15rDell Inspiron 15R Click Shop Now for pricesDell Inspiron 15r Shop now
Features:
- 15.6" Display
- 1TB Hard Drive
- 6 hr battery life
- 5.84 lbs
- 6GB memory

- i5-3210M processor
- 3 Yr Dell Manufacture warranty (Accidental and hardware defects)
- Front Webcam
- Windows8
 
    
BYOD xps13 ultrabookDell Latitude 7440 Ultrabook Click Shop Now for pricesDell XPS13 Ultrabook Shop now
Features:
- 14" Display 
- 500GB Solid State Hard Drive 
- 8.5 hr battery life
- 2.99 lbs

- 3 Yr Dell Manufacture warranty (Accidental and hardware defects)
- Front Webcam
- Windows8
 
    
BYOD macbook airMacBook ProClick Shop Now for pricesMacbook Air Shop now
Features:
- 13" Display
- 512GB Flash Hard Drive
- 4GB Memory
- 2.38 lbs

- Front webcam
- 5 hr battery life
- OS X Mountain Lion
 
    

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.