New Macintosh System
The 2014 packages are now available for purchase.
College Laptop Purchase Packages*
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New Macintosh System Recommendations
New Mac Computer Purchase Recommendations Academic Year 2014 - 2015
If you are planning to purchase a new computer for the Fall of 2014, we ask that you take note of our recommendations for a new computer purchase:
General Use MacBook:
(Note: These hardware specs are also good for Business majors who wish to purchase a Mac. Business majors need dual boot to Windows capability. See the Business laptop requirements page for more info.)
13" MacBook Pro
- 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
- 4GB 1600MHz memory
- 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive1
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
- Built-in battery (7 hours)
Departments of Visual Communication (VC)
and Interior Design (ID)
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 with Retina Display
• 2.3 (or better) GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
• Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz
• 16GB 1600 MHz memory (RAM)
• 512GB PCIe-based flash storage 1
• Intel Iris Pro Graphics
• NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory
• Built-in battery (8 hours)
• MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display
Note: These hardware specs are also appropriate for Interior Design majors who wish to purchase a Macbook. Please visit the VC and ID majors' laptop requirements web pages for more info re: software requirements and accessories.)
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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