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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 Sierra
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  • 13.3" Model with Touch Bar, color: Silver or SpaceGray
  • 3.1GHz dual-core Intel i5 (Boost up to 3.5GHz)
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 512GB PCIe-based SSD storage
  • Up to 10 hours on battery
  • Weight 3.0lbs.
  • Mac OS Sierra
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  • 15.4" Model with Touch Bar, color: Silver or SpaceGray
  • 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 512GB PCIe-based SSD storage
  • Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • Intel HD Graphics 630
  • Up to 8 hours on battery
  • Weight 4.0lbs.
  • Mac OS Sierra
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
Estimated cost, Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $1584 Estimated cost, B2P price: $2195 Estimated cost,  B2P price: $2494

 

Desktop

21.5" iMac
21.5 inch iMac
  • 21.5" LED-backlit display
  • 3.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB video memory
  • Mac OS Sierra
  • Includes AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
Personal purchase B2P price: $1600

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

Please note that Apple has available the just replaced models at slightly lower prices.

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.