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Recommended Computers: Apple

MIT fully supports the use of Apple® technology and is here to assist students, parents, faculty, and staff purchase technology that will help you succeed during your academic career and beyond.

At MIT, shopping on the Apple Site is a great way to take advantage of education pricing on Mac® computers, Apple software, and select accessories. It's also an easy way to purchase iPad®, Apple Watch®, or iPhone® and gives you customization and personalization options.

Shop Apple online 24/7 and get free delivery right to your door. You can also choose to pick up your order at a local Apple Store.

The laptops listed below are recommended for purchase by MIT students, faculty, and staff. Certificates are required to access the Apple site.

For assistance with selecting a laptop, contact the Service Desk (617-253-1101).

The models, configurations, and prices are subject to change based on manufacturer's availability. Watch this page for updates, and check vendor websites for the latest information.

For purchasing information, see Hardware Recommendations.

Laptops

13" MacBook Air 13" Retina MacBook Pro 15" Retina MacBook Pro
13 inch MacBook Air 13 Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display 15 Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • 13.3" Widescreen LED-backlit display
  • 2.2GHz Intel Dual-Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)
  • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • Up to 12 hours on battery
  • Weight 2.96 lbs.
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  • 13.3" Retina LED-backlit display
  • 2.7GHz dual-core Intel i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)
  • 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 memory
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • Up to 10 hours on battery
  • Weight 3.5 lbs.
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  • 15.4" Retina LED-backlit display
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz)
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics + AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • Up to 8 hours on battery
  • Weight 4.5 lbs.
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
Personal purchase ECAT price: $1732 Personal purchase ECAT price: $1582 Personal purchase ECAT price: $2538

 

Desktop

21.5" iMac
21.5 inch iMac
  • 21.5" LED-backlit display
  • 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz)
  • 8GB of 1867MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Intel Iris Pro graphics
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Includes AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
Personal purchase ECAT price: $1458

AppleCare Protection Plan

All Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. To extend your coverage further, purchase the AppleCare® Protection Plan or AppleCare+. Purchase Apple Care with your Mac and save with Apple Education Pricing

How to purchase

To purchase personal Apple computers at MIT discounted prices:

  1. Shop with education pricing
  2. Select your computer and configure as needed
  3. Purchase

To purchase MIT-owned Apple computers at MIT discounted prices:

  1. Make sure you have an MIT personal certificate on the computer you are placing the order from
  2. Go to MIT eCAT.
  3. Select Place Department Order from the menu and click Place Department Order Now.
  4. Choose Apple from the SciQuest catalog.
  5. Configure your system and purchase.