The University is generally a Microsoft campus, but resources are equally accessible from an Apple (Mac) or Windows PC.
Current SPU students can access various software titles through the SPU Download Center.
Where to Buy
Many online retailers have special discounts and upgrades. Depending on how quickly you need a computer, you could choose to visit a store, such as Best Buy, Staples, etc. or purchase directly through the manufacturer's website (e.g. dell.com, lenovo.com, apple.com, etc...). Read reviews and visit a store in person to get a better idea of what a machine will look like when it arrives.
The following sites are commonly used references for reviews. Reviews units at these sites are generally provided by the vendor and should not be considered completely objective.