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 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar - Space Gray 16-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar - Space Gray
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  • 13.3" Widescreen LED-backlit display, color: Space Gray or Silver
  • 1.2GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 10th Generation Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Up to 12 hours on battery
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • Weight ~3lbs.
  • Mac OS Catalina
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • 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.
  • 13.3" Model with Touch Bar, color: Silver or SpaceGray
  • 2.0GHz Quad-Core 10th-Gen i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Force Touch Trackpad
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Mac OS Catalina
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard - US English
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • 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" Model with Touch Bar, color: Silver or SpaceGray
  • 2.6GHz 6-core 9th gen Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
  • Force Touch Trackpad
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Backlit keyboard - US English
  • Mac OS Catalina
  • AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty
  • 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: $1651 Estimated cost, B2P price: $1830 Estimated cost, B2P price: $2282

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.