Laptop Included Programs

Students in Southeast Tech Laptop Included programs are required to purchase a laptop through Southeast Tech. These programs require the use of a high-end laptop and software. The laptop that you purchase will be based on your major. 

Laptop Models 2021-2022

Backpack included with all new laptop purchases.


HP ZBook Firefly G8

For Students in Southeast Tech Laptop required programs in Engineering Technology and Mechatronics.

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3

For Students in Southeast Tech Laptop required programs in Information Technology.

MacBook Pro

For Students in Digital Media Production Technology and Media Design Technology.


Intel 11th Generation Core i5-1135G7

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

Intel 9th Generation Core i7


16GB (1x16GB) DDR4 3200

16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200

16GB DDR4 2666

Hard Drive



512 GB SSD


3 Cell 56 WHr Long Life Battery (supports HP Fast Charging)

3 Cell 45 WHr Li-Polymer Battery (supports Rapid Charge)

Built-in Lithium-Polymer – 100 Watt Hour


Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 with Bluetooth

Realtek RTL8822CE AC with Bluetooth

802.11 AC with Bluetooth

Video Card

NVIDIA T500 (4 GB GDDR5 memory)

Integrated Radeon Graphics

AMD Radeon Pro 5300M (4GB of GDDR6 memory)


15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)

15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)

16” Retina Display


Three-year parts and labor.

Three-year parts and labor.

Three-year parts and labor.






  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology*
  • Land Surveying Science Technology*
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology*
  • Computer Technician
  • Information Technology Security*
  • Network Administrator*
  • System Administrator*
  • Mechatronics Technology*
  • Digital Media Production Technology
  • Media Design Technology

*All students receiving Build Dakota Scholarships will be required to purchase a Southeast Tech laptop appropriate for their program. This cost is paid as part of the scholarship.

Purchasing your Southeast Tech Laptop

Incoming students in Southeast Tech Laptop Included programs will be automatically billed for the laptops needed for their majors. The full purchase price of the laptops will be billed in the first semester, and any excess Financial Aid a student has received will be applied to the cost of the laptops. Students will receive their Southeast Tech laptops at JumpStart. The laptops will be pre-configured to include the software necessary for the students' selected majors. If  students are starting classes in the summer, they will be able to bring their own laptops for the summer term or rent a laptop for the summer from Southeast Tech. New laptops are unavailable for purchase for the summer term.

Warranty and Support Information

Southeast Tech laptops come with a 3 year manufacturer warranty to cover parts and labor in case of manufacturer defect or mechanical failure. During the 3 year period, the I.T. Support Center will provide complete hardware warranty support for the original purchaser of laptops purchased through Southeast Tech, regardless of current enrollment status. Students are responsible for repair charges not covered under the manufacturer warranty.

While a student is enrolled, the I.T. Support Center will also provide full software support including virus and malware removal. After a student graduates or terminates enrollment, limited software support is available. This includes reloading original software from the manufacturer or assisting with updated driver installations. 

Loaner laptops are available free of charge for currently enrolled Southeast Tech students while their laptop is at the I.T. Support Center for service.

Lost or Stolen Laptops

A stolen laptop is a criminal offense and must be reported immediately to law enforcement and the Southeast Tech IT  immediately. The I.T. Support Center will provide the serial number and model to students whose laptops have been stolen. Students will be required to complete a theft report with the police department. The report number and police department the report was filed with must be provided to the I.T. Support Center. Students will be responsible for any remaining payments under the Conditional Sales Agreement, and will also need to work with their instructors and the I.T. Support Center to ensure that they still meet the requirements of their programs. Since loss and theft are not covered under the manufacturer warranty, Southeast Tech highly recommends that students insure their laptop against loss or theft, which can usually be done through a homeowners or renters insurance policy.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. Students purchasing a Southeast Tech laptop will complete a Conditional Sales Agreement. This is the best way to address software license requirements for student laptops. Southeast Tech enters into license agreements with software vendors to provide software access for our students. The agreements allow access to the software at a rate that is far below what students would pay if they purchased the software on their own. Under the software license agreements, software must be installed on a computer owned by Southeast Tech. For this reason, the conditional sales agreement specifies that ownership of the laptop remains with Southeast Tech until the conditions of the contract are met.

No, the laptop cannot be returned unless the student drops all their courses during the initial add/drop period for the term in which they purchased the laptop. In that case, the student must return the laptop in like-new condition prior to the end of the add/drop period with all discs, manuals and accessories. If a student terminates enrollment or withdraws after the initial add/drop period, he or she must contact the I.T. Support Center to have Southeast Tech licensed software removed per the terms of the Conditional Sales Agreement.

No. Students must contact the Southeast Tech I.T. Support Center per the terms of the Conditional Sales Agreement to remove Southeast Tech licensed software and to complete the official bill of sale to transfer ownership of the laptop to themselves. The original operating system that the laptop had when received from the manufacturer will remain. Students will have 2 weeks after their last class to have Southeast Tech software removed. If the software is not removed, a hold will be placed on students' accounts and they will be contacted to make arrangements to remove the software before it deactivates.

If you are the original owner of the laptop purchased from Southeast Tech, the laptop is still under warranty and the laptop is currently supported for use in your program, Southeast Tech will install program-specific software as needed.  

No. Students who are enrolled in less than six credits at Southeast Tech are not required to purchase a laptop, even if they are in a Southeast Tech Laptop Included program. The students will need to determine their individual needs in order to meet their course requirements. Depending on the courses, the students may choose to rent a Southeast Tech laptop for the semester.

Yes. However, all students enrolled in a Southeast Tech Laptop Included program will be charged automatically and will receive a Southeast Tech laptop. Southeast Tech's laptops will provide access to all necessary program software and be pre-configured based on students' majors. Southeast Tech's licensed software cannot be installed on a laptop not purchased directly through Southeast Tech.