The popularity of tablets & smartphones is growing at a fast rate (while PC sales slump). However, for many users it is frustrating to choose not only “what” to purchase, but “when” to do so! Because competition is so fierce among top companies like Samsung and Apple, models seem to become obsolete literally as they touch store shelves.
While that may be a bit hyperbolic, it’s certainly a bummer when your recently purchased tablet is left in the dust by that flashy new i-Quadcore-5X…-thing. Luckily for the rest of us, the good folks at MacRumors keep an up-to-the-date Mac Buyer’s Guide to let you know when is the best time to buy.
Unfortunately for Android aficionados, there is no ultimate (up-to-date) guide, because a whole slew of companies create the slates. However, there are some sites that offer brand agnostic buyer’s guides.
Need to buy a computer and save some cash? All SUNY Oswego employees and students can receive discounts on certain Dell and Apple laptops, desktops, printers and software. Go take a look at http://www.oswego.edu/discounts for more information.
As you prepare for finals and the end of the semester, CTS would like to remind you of a few things:
- If you need to use a computer lab late at night to complete final course work, there are computers available 24 hours in the Penfield Library 24 hour room. Printing is also available at this location.
- Make sure you have enough pages in your print quota to finish your course work. You can check your print quota balance at the CTS Account Tools web page. Just login and click on “Check your print quota.” If you are running low or have already ran out and still need to print, more print pages can be purchased in $5.00 allotments from the Telecommunications office in 105 Culkin Hall.
- If you are living in the residence halls, CTS requests that you place your ResNet hub, power supply, and network cable in a plastic bag available from the front desk of your building before moving out. Please hang the bag on a coat hook in your room near the door. If these items are not left in your room, you may be charged for them.
CTS wishes you a successful end to your semester and a safe and warm summer! For those that are graduating, we wish you well on your new journeys!
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