Recommended Computers: Apple

Visit the supplier websites or contact the supplier representatives listed below to make personal purchases using your personal credit card. MIT is not responsible for any personal purchases.

Institute purchases:

Apple
Kevin Black
512-674-6823
kblack@apple.com

Personal purchases: MIT Community members can get information about an order placed on the Apple Online Store through the Order Status page. If preferred, you can also check your order status or make changes by phone at (800) 692–7753, seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Central time.

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. 

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 Space Gray or Silver 14-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray or Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray or Silver
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  • 13.3" Widescreen LED-backlit display, color: Space Gray or Silver
  • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • 16GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch ID
  • Mac OS Big Sur
  • AppleCare 3 year - 4 year optional
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  • Users will need to customize their purchase at the Apple portal to match the IS&T recommended product specifications.
  • 14.2-In Liquid Retina XDR display
  • M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 14-core GPU
  • 16GB Inified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Force Touch Trackpad
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, Magsafe 3 Port
  • 96W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Mac OS Big Sur
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • AppleCare 3 year - 4 year optional
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  • Users will need to customize their purchase at the Apple portal to match the IS&T recommended product specifications.
  • 16" Liquid Retina XDR display
  • M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU
  • 16GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, Magsafe 3 Port
  • 140W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • Mac OS Big Sur
  • AppleCare 3 year - 4 year optional
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  • Users will need to customize their purchase at the Apple portal to match the IS&T recommended product specifications.
Estimated cost, Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $1415 Estimated cost, B2P price: $2147 Estimated cost, B2P price: $2394

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

Before making a personal purchase

Review the following guidelines:

  • You may not use the Institute’s tax-exempt number when making personal purchases—in fact, use of an institutional tax-exempt number to make personal purchases is prohibited under Massachusetts law.
  • You may not add personal items to a purchase order that includes official MIT purchases. For example, you cannot purchase 10 reams of paper for personal use included with an MIT order of 50 cases.
  • You may not charge personal items to the MIT ProCard.

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 Buy2Pay.
  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.