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Purchase Technology

Microsoft Office free for current students and employees

Because of our licensing agreement with Microsoft and our Office 365 subscription, we're able to provide the full Microsoft Office suite for PC, Mac, and mobile FREE.

Windows 10 free for current students

Using our Kivuto portal can you get you a free (students) or heavily discounted (employees) version of Windows 10.


Personally-owned computers (students and others)

Colorado College partners with Dell and Apple for computer purchasing. Because of those partnerships, the College receives discounted prices both for College purchases and when CC staff or students buy personally-owned computers from either vendor.

For student-owned computers, we recommend a brand new Mac or PC laptop. Even minimal specs are sufficient for most purposes, so we have no specific recommendation on specs. If brand new is not feasible, we recommend the computer be no more than 2 years old.

CC-owned computers (for employees)

ITS: will monitor the inventory and proactively get in touch with you when it's time to replace your computer according to our recommended lifecycle (every 4-5 years). For more information, see our Computer and Peripheral Lifecycle Procedure.

You're also welcome to contact ITS: to request a new computer ( or 719.389.6449). Standard computer models for CC-owned computers for employees:

Standard CC-owned Computers (for employees)

PC Desktop
  • NUC Small Form Factor
  • 7th gen Intel dual core i5 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 500 GB SSD, Windows 10
  • Wireless capable
  • 4 USB ports
  • no optical drive
  • no monitor
PC Laptop
  • Dell Latitude
  • 2.5 GHz Intel dual core i5 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD, Windows 10
  • No optical drive
  • 14" screen, integrated camera
  • Docking station not included
Mac Desktop
  • iMac 21.5"
  • 2.3 GHz Intel dual core i5 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD hard drive
  • No optical drive
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Mac Laptop
  • Macbook Air
  • 1.6 GHz 8th generation Intel dual core i5 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD hard drive
  • No optical drive
  • 13" screen
Last updated: 01/02/2021