Niner Ready Laptop Initiative

As a NEW STUDENT entering UNC Charlotte in Fall 2020, you will need a personal laptop computer to support your college experience, particularly as classes adapt to include more virtual options. You can bring a laptop you already have or choose to buy a new laptop from any vendor.

Please note: Chromebooks, iPads, tablets, and mobile devices do not meet this requirement.

These recommended hardware specs ensure your device has the power, speed, and memory to be Niner Ready in Fall 2020. Be sure to see college-specific IT needs for additional guidance. Finally, if your laptop needs repair, you can take it into the NinerTech Store in the Popp Martin Student Union. See more about repairs.

FOR RETURNING STUDENTS, a personal laptop with these hardware specs is highly recommended.

Niner Ready Laptop Bundles

If you need a new laptop, you can choose to purchase one from any vendor or choose a Niner Ready Bundle from the NinerTech Store. Niner Ready Bundles meet all of the recommended hardware specs and provide streamlined access to on-campus services and support from the NinerTech Store. Bundles include education discounts through the NinerTech Store.

Dell Niner Ready Bundle

The Dell Niner Ready Bundle includes the Dell 15-inch Inspiron 5000 laptop + 4-year Dell ProSupport Plus warranty, including accidental damage on-campus support by the NinerTech Store, and 24/7 Dell tech support.

$999 + tax

A $100 mail-in rebate is available from Dell, for a total of $899 + tax.

Mac Niner Ready Bundle

The Mac Niner Ready Bundle includes the 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop with Touch Bar in Space Gray + 4-year NinerCare warranty with accidental damage, one year of theft protection, and on-campus support and service by the NinerTech Store. This bundle includes the Mac education discount.* 

$2,138 + tax


Complete this form if you intend to purchase a Niner Ready Bundle. The NinerTech Store will contact you to complete the transaction.

*Please note: Students who use Macs in the Belk College of Business, College of Arts + Architecture, and the College of Computing and Informatics will need the Windows operating system. For more information, see the college-specific IT needs.