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The laptops listed below are recommended for purchase by MIT students, faculty, and staff. Certificates are required to access the Apple and Dell Education sites. For assistance with selecting a laptop, contact a presales consultant (phone: 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.

Apple

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
  • GHz Intel Dual-Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)
  • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • SDXC card slot
  • Two USB 3 ports
  • Thunderbolt port
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Up to 9 hours on battery
  • Weight 2.9 lbs.
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop Now at the MIT Apple personal purchase ECAT page.
  • 13.3" Retina LED-backlit display
  • 2.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)
  • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • Optional external SuperDrive
  • Intel Iris graphics
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • SDXC card slot
  • HDMI port
  • Two USB 3 ports
  • 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Up to 9 hours on battery
  • Weight 3.5 lbs.
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop Now at the MIT Apple personal purchase ECAT page.
  • 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
  • Optional external SuperDrive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M w/2GB GDDR5 memory/Intel Iris Pro graphics
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • SDXC card slot
  • HDMI port
  • Two USB 3 ports
  • 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Up to 8 hours on battery
  • Weight 4.5 lbs.
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop Now at the MIT Apple personal purchase ECAT page.
Personal purchase ECAT price: $1832 Personal purchase ECAT price: $1582 Personal purchase ECAT price: $2538

To purchase Apple notebooks 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 the MIT Apple on-line catalog.

Dell

Latitude E7240 12" Ultrabook
Latitude E6440 14"
Latitude E6540 15"

Latitude E7240

Latitude E6440

Latitude E6540

  • 2.10 GHz Intel Core i7-4600U
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • 12.5" HD anti-glare WLED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
  • Intel HD 4400 graphics
  • 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory (2 DIMMs)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Webcam w/noise canceling mic
  • 256 GB solid state hard drive
  • Intel 802.11n wireless with Bluetooth
  • 3 year basic hardware and NBD onsite service
  • 3 year accidental damage service

Total price: $1651

  • 2.60 GHz Intel Core i5-4300M
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • 14" HD+ anti-glare LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
  • AMD Radeon 8690M graphics 2GB GDDR5
  • 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory (2 DIMMs)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Webcam w/noise canceling mic
  • 256 GB solid state hard drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW
  • Intel 802.11AGN wireless with Bluetooth
  • 3 year basic hardware service and NBD onsite service
  • 3 year accidental damage service

Total price: $1464

  • 2.90 GHz Intel Core i7-3520M
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • 15.6" HD anti-glare LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
  • AMD Radeon HD 8790M graphics 2GB GDDR5
  • 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory (2 DIMMs)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Webcam w/noise canceling mic
  • 256 GB solid state hard drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW
  • Intel 802.11AGN wireless with Bluetooth
  • 3 year basic hardware service and NBD onsite service
  • 3 year accidental damage service

Total price: $1628

To purchase Dell notebooks 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 the eCAT3 site.
  3. Click the Place Personal Order button.
  4. Click the Dell button.
    Result: You will see the MIT configurations on the Dell page for personal purchases.