Wake Forest University


Each spring, Information Systems conducts an evaluation to determine which computers will be included in the WakeWare Program for the upcoming academic year. This evaluation consists of analysis of the device landscape, peer institution research, feedback from current students, and conversations with faculty and staff. Every year, models are selected that best meet the current needs of campus. Please note, WakeWare selections are subject to change as we are continually evaluating newly released models.

WakeWare Back-to-School Promotions Announced!

Apple announced their back-to-school promotion – buy Apple, get AirPods! Anyone purchasing a WakeWare Apple on or after June 17, 2021 will get a pair of AirPods (with opportunities to upgrade). Anyone purchasing a WakeWare Lenovo from May 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021 will be entered to win a Lenovo branded YETI 20oz Tumbler Rambler. 

Apple | Lenovo

If you plan on doing graphic design, video editing, gaming, or other intensive processing tasks, you may want to upgrade your processor and hard drive for a better experience when running advanced programs simultaneously. Download our PDF comparison table to view all our models at a glance.


13″ MacBook Air
(WakeWare Standard Option)

image of 2021 MacBook Air, open
with True Tone Retina Display

Featuring a brilliant Retina display, new Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, high-performance processor, faster graphics, and all day battery life.

ProcessorM1 chip 8-core CPU
Hard Drive256 GB SSD
ColorsSpace Gray / Silver / Gold
Display13.3" IPS - Retina True Tone
Graphics7-core GPU
Ports2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports
Pricing - with SafeWare Warranty


13″ MacBook Pro

image of 2021 Apple MacBook Pro, open
with True Tone Retina Display

Featuring Magic Keyboard, new 10th gen processor with an enhanced graphics card, and Touch Bar.

ProcessorM1 chip 9-core CPU
Hard Drive512 GB SSD
ColorsSpace Gray / Silver
Display13.3" IPS - Retina True Tone
Graphics8-core GPU
Ports2 x Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4
Pricing - with SafeWare Warranty


16″ MacBook Pro

image of 2021 MacBook Pro, 16-inch, open
with True Tone Retina Display

Featuring a powerful processor, graphics chip, and 16″ screen, this model is ready for the most demanding video and rendering tasks

Processori9 up to 4.8 GHz
Hard Drive1 TB SSD
ColorsSpace Gray / Silver
Display16" IPS - Retina True Tone
GraphicsRadeon Pro 5500M with 4GB
Ports4 x Thunderbolt 3
Pricing - with SafeWare Warranty



ThinkPad Yoga X13 13″
(WakeWare Standard Option)

Lenovo Yoga laptop examples showing laptop open and inverted

Designed for both flexibility and reliability. Convert it easily between Laptop, Tablet, Stand, and Tent mode. Use its integrated ThinkPad Pen Pro to sketch, sign documents, or take notes.

Processor11th Gen i5 up to 4.2 GHz11th Gen i7 up to 4.7 GHz
Hard Drive256 GB SSD512 GB SSD
Display13.3 IPS13.3 IPS
GraphicsIntegrated Iris Xe GraphicsIntegrated Iris Xe Graphics
Ports1 X USB A 3.2
2 X Thunderbolt / USB 4
1 X HDMI 2.0
1 X USB A 3.2
2 X Thunderbolt / USB 4
1 X HDMI 2.0
Pricing - with Lenovo Premier Support Warranty



ThinkPad P1 Gen3 15″

image of 2021 Lenovo P1 Gen 3 Laptop open, running a photo editing application

Featuring a large 15″ UHD resolution display and built to withstand the most demanding computing tasks, this laptop will keep the applications you need running lag-free.

Processor10th Gen i7 up to 5 GHz
Hard Drive1 TB
Display15.6 UHD
GraphicsNvidia Quadro T1000 with 4GB
Ports2 X USB A 3.2
2 X Thunderbolt 3
1 X HDMI 2.0
Pricing - with Lenovo Premier Support Warranty


Previous year models are available for purchase on the Discounted Models page.

Purchasing Notes

Order confirmations: Once you purchase, you will receive an email from wfu@bkstr.com with your order number. This can take up to 24 hours. You will receive another email once your order has been fulfilled and is ready to be picked up or shipped.

Receipt: If you had your laptop shipped, the packing slip attached to your box is considered proof of purchase. If you purchased in store, you will receive a receipt upon purchase.

Technology Grant: A Technology Grant covers either of the two Wakeware standard models (13″ MacBook Air or Yoga X13 Standard) but can be applied to any other model in the WakeWare line.

Bookstore policies and programs:

The Bookstore’s return policy states any unopened laptop may be returned within 2 weeks from the date of purchase. Laptops are non-refundable after you have opened the packaging and turned the computer on.

The Bookstore has partnered with Sunbit to provide a financing option.

If you have any questions during the purchasing process please contact the bookstore at (336) 758-4154. The bookstore is located in Taylor Hall on Hearn Plaza.

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