The first few weeks are hectic for new students. Between learning where classes are, finding out which dining halls serve your favorite food, and meeting professors, there's little time left to sleep, let alone to configure a computer. That's where RAM Computers and our RhodyReady computer program can help! Whether you want a computer today, tomorrow, or in two months, RAM Computers is here to help you.
|RhodyReady customers receive a high quality custom-configured computers that meet or beat URI's standards. These computers are offered at incredible academic prices with access to the highest level of customer support called RAMCare. RAM Computers offers a wide variety of computers from manufactures like Apple, Dell and HP. These computers come pre-installed and configured with the necessary software and services needed to get you up and running.|
|What is included with a RhodyReady Computer Package?|
Microsoft Office 365 University (4-Year Subscription)
Always have the latest version of Office on up to 2 PCs, Macs, or tablets. Enjoy easy access to your documents with Office Mobile apps for iPhones® and Android phones. Use your additional 20GB of OneDrive cloud storage for documents, photos, and videos, so you can access, edit and share them from wherever you are. Call phones in over 40 countries with 60 free Skype world minutes per month.
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance. Only available for Windows. URI ITS does not require Mac computers to have antivirus installed.
Hardware Warranty (3 or 4-Year)
All RhodyReady computers come with a minimum of a 3-year manufacturer limited hardware warranty. On Dell and HP computers, customers have the option to upgrade their limited warranty to an accidental damage protection plan (ADP). On Apple computers, customers have the option to upgrade their AppleCare warranty to a 4-year Safeware ADP plan. Learn more about hardware warranties.
|RAMCare Support Plan (1-Academic Year)|
RAMCare is a support plan available for URI students from RAM Computers. Get unlimited access to technical support and services for your Mac or PC, right here on campus! Includes unlimited virus/ spyware removal, hardware service, software repair, loaner laptops, In-Store, In-Dorm and phone support. Click here for more information on RAMCare.
|Software, Security & Network Setup|
|RhodyReady computers come pre-configured and installed with the necessary software required to get you up and running. Software including Microsoft Office, OneDrive cloud storage, McAfee VirusScan and the required URI ITS Network program SafeConnect. This saves you valuable time and effort when trying to get accustomed to the University during your move in here. We also test the computers to ensure that they will be working properly on the University's network before you receive your computer in order to minimize connectivity issues in the Fall. |
|Ship Home, Pickup or Dorm-Setup|
Choose ship home and receive free shipping home immediately. Time the graduation present perfectly!
Choose pickup service and receive a discount on your order. Whether you're local or just visiting, stop by the store!
Choose Dorm-Setup and avoid the hassle of moving. Just show up in the Fall and you're ready to go!
How popular is the RhodyReady Program?
For over a decade now the RhodyReady program has helped thousands of students and their families find the right machine with the best service around. Even the orientation leaders and tour guide recommend our program! Our relationship doesn't end at the purchase of a system; we strive to provide the best customer service and support possible. Our customer service representatives and technicians go above and beyond to help you out in any way possible.
When are RhodyReady computers available?
Our Apple RhodyReady packages are available right now! If you are looking for a PC our listings we be available on May 1st. In the event of a product line refresh, we will automatically update our listings accordingly.
How can I order a RhodyReady computer?
RhodyReady computers can be purchased through our online store, over the phone with a customer service representative, or live in person in our store.
What if I want my computer early?
That is no problem! We understand many students like to become accustomed to their new computer or transfer data from an old one before they come to school. If you order online, the checkout process with prompt you for delievery method. You may have your package shipped home early, delivered to your dorm room, or pick it up in our store.
What systems do you sell?
RAM Computers offers a full product line of Apple computers including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Pro with Retina display. We also offer a variety of Dell computers including models from the XPS and Inspiron lines. We offer several business class machines from HP including those from the ProBook and EliteBook lines.
What if I want a custom model computer?
If you are looking to modify a stock configuration, please contact us via phone. A customer service representative would be more than happy to help create the perfect computer for you.
How can I pay for my RhodyReady computer?
RAM Computers accepts cash, personal checks, major credit cards and bank-issued money orders. You may qualify through the Universities financial aid office or may consult a bank or credit union for additional finance options.
What about theft protection?
Theft-protection services are an option available with RhodyReady computers. If included in your order, RAM Computers will install and configure Absolute LoJack for Laptops software on your machine. If your laptop is stolen Absolute will locate and recover the machine. Their recovery service is backed by a $1,000 guarantee. Click here for more information on LoJack for Laptops.
What if I bring my own computer?
Many students still have a laptop they have from high-school they plan to bring to college. If its not time to upgrade yet, check out our RAMCare support plan to provide you with unlimited access to technical support and services for your Mac or PC, right here on campus! Click here for more information on RAMCare.
What accessories should I consider?
We have pre-selected and bundled the most popular accessories and also added a discount. All RhodyReady and RAMCare customers are eligible for the discounted accessory bundles.
Want more information?
Give us a call at (401) 874-2679. One of our customer service representatives would love to answer any questions you may have about the RhodyReady program.
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