eStout Laptops

UW-Stout assures that each eligible eStout student will always be assigned a laptop computer that is no more than two years old. Students may receive a year-old computer. Stout strives to use existing inventory in order to be fiscally and environmentally responsible. Year-old computers are in excellent condition and priority will be given to potential graduates to minimize the inconvenience of swapping for the laptop transfer program and ensuring they have support through Technology Help Desk for their laptop prior to graduation.

What type of laptop is available to me?

Most student receive an HP (Windows-based) laptop while some students receive an Apple laptop. The computer platform provided to students is determined by faculty and councils to meet the educational needs of the students. Currently Art (excluding Interior Design and Game Design), Art Education, Graphics Communications, and Professional Communication and Emerging Media majors receive an Apple laptop. All other majors, as well as undecided and special students receive a PC. Students with double majors enrolled in both a major that is Windows-based and a major that Apple-based will be issued an Apple laptop.

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Hardware Configurations

Currently a pilot program, two-year-computers are offered at no additional charge to officially graduating students who meet specified criteria.

Current eStout Accessory Lists


  • AC Power adapter
  • AC Power cord


  • AC Power Adapter (block)
  • AC Power Cord (long cord)
  • AC Power Plug ("duckbill")
  • Mini Display Port to VGA video adapter (2015 models only)