College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy have specific requirements/recommendations for students, and others may as well. Check with your respective college if you have questions regarding technology needs.
The laptops offered by OIT are robust, business class models designed for the type of computing that will be required. Some of the benefits you will receive are:

  • Free $200 Promo Gift Card with every order, to be used at (will receive within 4 weeks of purchase).
  • Free virus/malware detection and removal
  • Software installation/configuration/troubleshooting
  • 3-year extended warranty with Dell CompleteCare
  • Hardware troubleshooting/configuration
  • Ultra-fast warranty replacements on defective/damaged hardware
  • System optimization (disk cleanup and defragmentation)
  • All work performed by a Dell Certified Technician in house and does not need to be shipped.
The HSC has setup an ordering website,, designed specifically for the online purchase of the OIT recommended laptops.
With OIT-recommended machines, all issues can be corrected in a timely manner, usually at zero cost to the student. With our 24-hour turnaround on parts, many issues with the OIT recommended machines can be resolved in 48-72 hours after your first contact to the Help Desk.
Software is available to you at drastically reduced prices from TAMU Sell; select TAMHSC for your campus, and login with your HSC Username and Password to see what you are eligible to purchase. Some offerings include Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional and many others. OIT can assist you with software installation.
      • 1st Choice: Apple iPad*
      • 2nd Choice: Android devices*
      • 3rd Choice: Windows Mobile Devices*

* Our recommendations are solely based on our support experiences and compatibility with the Health Science Center systems (including wifi). Please note that the device requirements may vary based on your program’s specific needs.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the HSC Help Desk at 800-799-7472 or email