Bison PC Program

Overview of Bison PC Program Fall 2012

Nichols College has partnered with Lenovo to provide a good quality computer system at an affordable price. Students have the ability to choose from several different laptop and desktop configurations. The PC purchase transaction is strictly between Lenovo and the student.

Due to the fact that Lenovo Group has partnered with the IBM PC division, references to Lenovo will be noted on the web site. This partnership is a change of ownership, not a change of product. The IBM PC has been manufactured for IBM by Lenovo for a number of years.

Orders are now being accepted for custom ThinkPad and ThinkCentre units. Please see the Lenovo web site for lead time in shipment and current pricing.

If you have any technical questions, please contact Nichols College Help Desk by calling (508) 213-2206 or e-mailing at If you have questions on order lead time or order processing, please call Lenovo at (877) 222-6426, option 1, ext 8153.


Lenovo's web portal has a configure-to-order or "Customize" environment. "Customize" gives students the ability to select from several different options to personalize their laptop or desktop. With immediate price updating, customizing the perfect system at the perfect price is easy.

Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook

T420s ThinkPadT420s ThinkPad - Our recommended choice of ThinkPads which offers outstanding performance, full functionality, and long battery life. This 14" ThinkPad is super thin and light, weighing less than 4 lbs. It comes standard with Intel Core i5-2520M Processor, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, Intel HD graphics, and 720p HD Camera. All systems come with a manufacturer's 3 year base warranty. However, Nichols College recommends purchasing the optional ThinkPad Protection, which also covers accidental damage (spills and drops).

Lenovo ThinkCentre All-in-One

M90z All-in-OneM90z All-in-One - This 23" all-in-one desktop computer is designed to save space and is a great low-cost option for the small desks in the residence halls. No additional purchase for a monitor is necessary.

M58p ThinkCentreM91p ThinkCentre - a good quality desktop at an affordable price, which fits nicely on the desks in the residence halls.

Nichols College suggests also purchasing a 17" LCD Flat Panel monitor.