Become a Mobile Monarch when you purchase one of these computers from the University Village Bookstore. Mobile Monarch notebooks are specially selected to meet ODU's computing requirements and get you through your academic career.
Benefits of Purchasing a Mobile Monarch Notebook
Apple and Dell notebooks purchased through the Mobile Monarch program include ODU's higher education discount.
University Village Bookstore is conveniently located, with an on-campus repair center. Most service on Mobile Monarch notebooks can be done at our service center. We even have loaner notebooks that are available to students while repairs are being made.
Quality = Peace of Mind
Mobile Monarch notebooks are built with high quality components designed to last for 4+ years.
Notebook Warranty Options
Apple notebooks are offered with the option of a 1 year manufacturer warranty or 3 year AppleCare+ warranty. Dell notebooks are offered with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty. Safeware Protection Plans are available for 4 years.
Additional coverage can be purchased through Safeware Protection plans; either 2 years or 4 years with 1 year of theft coverage.Warranty Information
Mobile Monarch Models
Mobile Monarch computers are selected every year and made available through the Monarch Techstore at the University Village Bookstore. For a list of specs and prices for this year's models, click here.
Mobile Monarch FAQ
The two recommended notebook vendors are Apple and Dell. Each vendor offers models that meet the minimum requirements of the University as well as higher-end models. Some departments may recommend a particular vendor or model for students enrolled in their program.
Recommended notebooks change as computer models are updated. Check with the Techstore at the University Village Bookstore for the latest list of notebooks in the Mobile Monarch program.
Any new or current ODU student is eligible to purchase a notebook from the University Village Bookstore. Faculty and Staff may also participate by presenting their ODU ID card.
Students may bring non-program notebooks on campus if that notebook meets the minimum standards set by the University. The suitability and operation of a non-program notebook is the full responsibility of the student. Non-program notebooks are eligible for limited technical support, and it is the responsibility of the student to purchase and load the recommended academic software.
Part-time students are also eligible to participate.
Some schools and degree programs have their own specific notebook requirements separate from Mobile Monarch. Contact your department to determine the particular details of your program's requirement before purchasing a computer.
We recommend ordering by the end of July before you enter the Fall Semester. You can also purchase your notebook when you arrive on campus from the University Village Bookstore.
You can, but beware; it may not be the best investment for your academic needs. Mobile Monarch notebooks are built with the student in mind and are designed to last for 4+ years. Mobile Monarch computers are typically business class systems with high quality components and features that ensure a safe and reliable computing environment.
All current ODU students can download and use the latest version of Microsoft Office for free. Find download links and more information here.
ODU Faculty and Staff are eligible to participate with our Dell and Apple partners. A full catalog of products and accessories is available at discounted prices.
Yes. Eligible students who have received a financial aid award notification and a refund check may use their refund toward the purchase of a notebook computer.
For more information on applying for financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid web site.
Yes, the University Village Bookstore partners with PayPal to offer payments plans. The PayPal payment plans are only available on the bookstore's website at shopodu.com. When you select a specific computer on the bookstore's website, you will see a line with the PayPal logo directly below the price of the computer. Click on "Learn more" to see payment options. PayPal offers 4 interest-free payments every 2 weeks over a 6-week period. Click on "See other way to pay over time" on the PayPal information page to see PayPal Credit options. All payment options are subject to credit approval. PayPal payment plans are not available in store.
Warranty and Repair Services
Apple notebooks are offered with the option of a 1 year standard warranty or 3 year AppleCare+ warranty. Dell notebooks are offered with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty. Safeware Protection Plans are available for Apple and Dell computers. Safeware provides coverage up to the cost of the device and includes 1 year of theft coverage ($100 deductible).
Notebook batteries are excluded from AppleCare+ and Safeware coverage; batteries for Apple and Dell have a 1 year warranty beginning from the time of purchase.
3 year AppleCare+ extends coverage to 3 years from purchase date and adds up to 2 incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for any other damage.
Safeware covers manufacturer defects and accidental damage up to the purchase price of the device.
Cosmetic damage is not covered by either plan.
AppleCare+ excludes theft, loss or damage due to fire or intentional acts.
Safeware provides theft coverage for 1 year from purchase date. Notebook computer must be registered with Safeware for theft coverage. Safeware requires a copy of a police report for a theft and there is a $100 deductible.
Students (and parents) are encouraged to contact their current insurance provider to ask about covering the notebook under their current homeowner's or renter's insurance.
Yes, there is an on-campus service center at the University Village Bookstore.
Any student with a Mobile Monarch notebook may bring their computer to the on-campus service center for repair. A limited number of loaner notebooks will be available for students whose notebooks are being repaired.
AppleCare Tech Support: 800-800-2775
Local Authorized Service centers (by zip code): http://www.apple.com/buy/locator/service/
Genius Bar (by appointment): http://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar/
Dell (on-site support available)
Tech Support: 800-274-7799 (use express service code on bottom of system)