Original "Laptop U" since 1993

The University of Minnesota Crookston has been issuing laptops to all on-campus, degree-seeking students and faculty since 1993. It is widely recognized as the first four-year institution in the nation to implement a campus-wide “Laptop U” strategy. The Laptop Computer Program provides essential tools to students and faculty and continues to be an attraction for learners and educators who value the innumerous advantages that arise from integrating technology into higher learning. Specifically, students and faculty all receive the same, standardized model laptop. This enhances multiple facets of university operations: diverse student-to-student communication is encouraged, faculty-to-student interactions become more precise, and the support process is streamlined.

Fleet of new laptops that arrived in 2022 sitting in the front service area of the Computer Help Desk with Debi Race and a Student unboxing them

NEW Model Distributed Fall 2022
HP Elitebook x360 1040-G8 Specifications

  • Intel i5-1135G7 2.40GHz 11th Generation processor
  • 16GB SDRAM, LPDDR4X-4266
  • 256GB SSD Hard Drive
  • 14” BrightView FHD (1920x1080) Touchscreen display
  • Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • Intel Wireless-AX201 WiFi 6
  • Bluetooth 5
  • 2 Thunderbolt 4 with USB4 Type-C (USB Power Delivery) ports
  • 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A ports
  • 1 HDMI and 1 Headphone/microphone ports
  • Bang & Olufsen 4 Premium stereo speakers, 2 user-facing and 2 world-facing microphones
  • Hybrid 720p HD IR Camera with integrated electronic privacy shutter
  • Spill-resistant keyboard, ClickPad
  • 4 Cell 54 WHr Long Life Battery
  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • Four (4) year warranty with Accidental Damage Protection and Defective Media Retention
  • Dimensions: 12.57” x 7.98” x 0.65”, weight: around 2.9 lbs