Frequently Asked Questions
Who Qualifies? Due to federal funding, we are now able to offer laptops to all currently enrolled CSN students who need these devices to help them succeed in meeting their education goals.
Why Now? Due to the extended length of the pandemic, CSN has received additional federal funding for COVID relief. Our original efforts only covered First-Time/Full-Time Students who began at CSN in the Fall of 2020. With this expanded funding, we are now able to offer devices to more individuals.
Is the Computer a Loaner? The computer is checked out to each student as a loaner for the duration of their academic career at CSN. Students must remain in good academic standing and continue to take classes. If the student is unable to continue at CSN they may need to return the computer.
What Happens When the Student Graduates? If the student successfully completes their course of study and successfully completes their program and graduates, then the computer is theirs to keep and assist them in their next adventure.
How Are the Students Getting the Computers? We are planning on doing distributions for the Fall 2021 semester. Please continue to check this page as well as your student email for more information and upcoming events!
Stay tuned for upcoming in-person pick-up opportunities!
Complete the Need Tech form below to be contacted with more information regarding future pick-up events.
How Does the Student Identify Themselves When Receiving Their Notebook? Students will be required to log into a check out computer with their regular CSN Student Account (the one used for MyCSN, Canvas, GoCSN, etc.) and bring with them a photo identification. You should also read the below Terms and Conditions so you are aware of your responsibility for the device.
What’s the fine print? You will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions below when you decide to get your laptop.
Is There Internet Connectivity Included? These laptops are fitted with wireless 4G LTE cards that can be used to attach to services with your preferred cellular provider. This access is over multiple bandwidths (Band 66 and Band 71) which provides expanded access even into rural locations. Additionally, these devices have the ability to connect to any WiFi service or hotspot that the student has access to.
What Software Comes on the Devices? These devices are pre-loaded with Windows 10 Pro, however, all students at CSN have access to 5 licenses of Office 365 for free while they are students at the college, and other student software discounts for products such as the Adobe Creative Cloud are available. See Learning Remotely for more information.
What Kind of Device is This?
MAESTRO eBOOK 11.6 4G LTE Notebook
Intel Celeron N3350/1.1 GHz
Quectel EC25-AF 4G LTE - Bands 66 & 71
Windows 10 Pro
Intel HD Graphics 500
11.6" TN 1366 x 768 (HD)
4 GB DDR3L-2400 SDRAM
64GB Hard Drive
Lithium-ion polymer battery 7.4v /7.6v
3 year warranty
FCC & PTCRB Certified
Laptop Quick Start Guide