Wake Forest University

Official Technical Outfitter of the Forest

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WakeWare is a robust student computing program that recommends highly configured, insured, and supported personal computing devices at a negotiated price for our undergraduate students.

Contact Information

General Questions:
WakeWare Team
(336) 758-4081

Order Inquiries:
WFU Bookstore
(336) 758-3562

Technical Issues and Support:
Service Desk
(336) 758-4357


New MacBook Air and MacBook 13″ with M2 Chip Announced

Apple announced updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13″ at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). We appreciate your patience as we work with our bookstore to get the new models loaded into the system for pre-orders. Please be mindful that Apple is notorious for back-to-school promotions, which have not been announced yet.

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Welcome Class of 2026!

We are excited to have you join the Deacon family! Although purchasing opens June 1 and is available year-round, if having the newest model available or taking advantage of any summer promotions from the vendors is important to you, we recommend waiting until later in the summer to place your order. If there are any announcements, we will let you know through your WFU email. As a reminder, in order to support a portable learning environment, every student is required to bring a laptop to campus. You can learn more about minimum computer requirements here. 

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Why buy Wakeware?

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Reliable, High-Powered Computers with Negotiated Price
Laptop Go
Laptop 4 15″
Pro 8
Laptop Studio
MacBook Air
MacBook Pro
Extended Warranty & Protection
Four years of extended warranty, accidental damage, and theft protection through Safeware
On-Campus Support Full support for students from on-campus Service Desk including loaner laptops when your laptop is being repaired at our Tech Shop.
Tested Connections Tested to connect seamlessly to WFU wireless and classroom multimedia equipment