Computer Preference/Device Preference

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  1. SF1775

    SF1775 Member

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    Accepted candidates may have noticed today that the Computer Preference and Device Preference links have opened up under the overview tab. In short, the former asks if you'd like to pay an additional $350 for a computer package consisiting of a monitor, printer, and other items. The latter asks you to pick an iPad model for issue, or the choice to bring your own.

    Can someone with experience with this (e.g., current cadet, parent) give some advice or opinions on the best options?
     
  2. nzpete

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    Are you a member of the official Facebook page for Class of 2019 yet? There is also a page set up for parents. This is the best place to ask questions after receiving an appointment.
     
  3. SF1775

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    Neither me nor my parents are Facebook users, but perhaps we should change.
     
  4. Sledge

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    For my DS (2018), we selected the upgrade and the bought the iPad (with the largest memory, but no cellular access) through USMA.

    Buying it through USMA, it flows through the cadet account, and you don't pay state sales tax since the purchase is on a federal installation. Whatever price they have on the portal might actually be a little less if USMA gets a good deal when they buy those in bulk for the class.
     
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  5. nzpete

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    Neither were we but these two groups have helped in answering questions that have popped up in the acceptance process and they are monitored by West Point themselves so if any misinformation is posted they are quick to fix it and give you the correct answers you need. Not to say that this forum isn't helpful with your questions and concerns, just giving you another option. You should have received an email from the civilian rep from West Point regarding theses groups.
     
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    Same here -- it was the easiest way to go. If you choose to purchase an iPad ahead of time and bring it on R-Day, it needs to have your name on it and expect to turn it in. It will be returned to you at the end of Beast.
     
  7. Sledge

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    Yes, the FB group is good for information, but it's not devoid of drama. Had to hold my tongue (or fingers from typing) many times.
     
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    Do all of the previous links have to be completed before anything else shows up? I'm not seeing the computer preference.
     
  9. SF1775

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    Thanks for the help. What about the computer? Is the extra package useful and/or worth it?

    And gecko97, I've had the link there for a while but it just showed all of the details today. Have you accepted your appointment?
     
  10. gecko97

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    SF1775, I have accepted. The admit kit is up, and I would assume that is where computer preference would be, but it is not.
     
  11. 2019WPMom

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    When my son went for his overnight visit, all the cadets he met told him to invest in the upgrade.
     
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    Good to have printer with same ink needs
     

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