New Macintosh System Recommendations
New Mac Computer Purchase Recommendations Academic Year 2012 - 2013
If you are planning to purchase a new computer for the Fall of 2012, we ask that you take note of our recommendations for a new computer purchase:
General Use MacBook
MacBook Pro 13-inch Laptop
Intel Core i5
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Network - Airport Wireless & Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Office Mac 2011 - Home and Student Edition
AppleCare Protection Plan
Department of Visual Communication
Endicott College requires all incoming students to bring to campus a laptop that meets the specifications of their respective majors. The Visual Communications Department requires Graphic Design and Photography students purchase an Apple laptop computer; below are specifications:
15” Macbook Pro
- 2.6 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
- 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM — 2x4GB
- 750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
- SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
- MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
- LaCie Rugged Mini HD, 500 G, 7200 RPM (or equivalent make/model)
- Adobe Creative Suite CS6.0 Design and Web Premium
(For reduced pricing on software for students, faculty and staff, please visit Endicott's special e-Academy website at http://endicott.e-academy.com.)
Recommended Additional Warranty
AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro
For further information
Please contact the School of Visual and Performing Arts; 978-232-2250.
All students should also have a 25' Category 5 Ethernet network cable, and a USB flash memory stick and/or external hard drive for saving and backing-up data. Also, please be sure to bring to campus all media and peripheral devices that came with your computer.
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac is highly recommended.
Virus protection is required for students who elect to dual boot their Mac computers and is provided free through Endicott.
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