Back to School: Simplified
Our experts at Simplified Computers did their homework and we are ready help you find the right computer to take back to school this fall. We have laptops and desktops that meet the 2021 requirements for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University and Parkland College. 

(Please note: UIUC Education Majors and ISU Fine Arts majors require an Apple computer, which are not included on this list.)


Whether you're working in your dorm, your apartment, at the library or out on the quad, a new laptop will supercharge your productivity.

MSI Modern 14 B4MW AMD-009 Laptop - $749

  • 14" THIN BEZEL Full HD IPS-Level 60Hz 45%NTSC | UMA
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0 - 4.1GHz | AzureWave AW-CB375NF (2x2 802.11 ac)
  • 8GB (8G*1) DDR4 2666MHz | 1 Sockets; Max Memory 32GB | 256GB NVMe SSD

MSI Modern 15 A10RAS-287 - $979

  • 15.6" IPS-Level 60Hz 72%NTSC Thin Bezel, close to 100%sRGB | NVIDIA GeForce MX330 2G GDDR5
  • Intel Core i7-10510U 1.8 - 4.9GHz | Intel 9560 Jefferson Peak (2x2 802.11 ac)
  • 16GB (16G*1) DDR4 2666MHz | 2 Sockets; Max Memory 64GB | 512GB NVMe SSD


MSI GP65 Leopard 10SEK-048 Gaming Laptop - $1359

  • 15 6" Thin Bezel FHD IPS-Level 144Hz 3ms 100%sRGB 72%NTSC NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 6G GDDR6
  • Core i7-10750H 2. 6 - 5. 0GHz Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201(2*2 ax)
  • 512GB NVMe SSD 16GB (8G*2)DDR4 2666MHz 2 Sockets Max Memory 64GB

HP ProBook 450 G8 Laptop - $925

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 2.40GHz Processor (upto 4.2 GHz, 8MB Cache, 4- Cores) ; Intel Iris Xe Integrated Graphics
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, Ethernet LAN (RJ-45), 720p HD Webcam, Backlit Keyboard
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) 60Hz Display; 65W Power Supply


Work hard and play harder with Paragon NZXT Gaming System - featuring an intense graphics card, powerful processor, and sleek design.

You can learn more about this build here


Essentials for the School Year

Tech accessories are the key to success. The right keyboard and mouse that are ergonomically designed will make it easier to power through late night study sessions.  

Redragon K552 Mechanical TKL RGB USB Gaming Keyboard - $45

Redragon M711 Cobra RGB USB Gaming Mouse - $30


Safeguard and back up your research, class assignments, music, videos, and other files with secure storage options.  


Samsung 128GB USB Thumb Drive - $22

Seagate 1TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - $80