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Visual Communication Requirement

The 2014 packages are now available for purchase.

College Laptop Purchase Package*
(*Note: This link takes you to an external website not maintained by Endicott College. This website is maintained by our vendor partner, Micros Northeast. Endicott College accepts no responsibility for the content, availability, viewpoints, products or services that are offered on external websites.)

Endicott College Visual Communication Laptop Requirement

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


Hard Drives and Storage
• We recommend a portable Hard Drive of at least 1 Terabyte.  The interface should be USB 3.0 and/or Thunderbolt.  Having two interfaces on one drive is preferable should one become inoperable.

Recommended Brands
• LaCie Rugged 1 Terabyte, USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt (available at Apple or BH Photo and Video) 
• OWC Mercury On-the-go-pro, thunderbolt or USB 3.0  (available http://www.macsales.com/).

In addition, a standalone desktop drive, for Apple Time Machine backup of your laptop, while not required can be beneficial and will serve to protect and preserve data. This can be any USB hard drive of at least 500GB.

An Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter is recommended if you have an existing Firewire drive, as you will need this to work with the desktop machines in the Mac Labs. The iMacs in these labs only have USB and Thunderbolt ports.

Recommended Software
• Adobe Creative Cloud for Mac
• Microsoft Office for Mac (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* (* included in purchase package)
• AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro 

For further information please contact:
Michael Miller at 978-922-2611 or email: mmiller@endicott.edu
Heather Tobin at 978-232-2250 or email: htobin@endicott.edu

College Laptop Purchase Package*
(*Note: This link takes you to an external website not maintained by Endicott College. This website is maintained by our vendor partner, Micros Northeast. Endicott College accepts no responsibility for the content, availability, viewpoints, products or services that are offered on external websites.)


This program provides students with an excellent value on hardware, accidental damage coverage and on-campus support. Students who participate in the program will receive the following benefits:

• Standardized hardware and anti-virus protection
• Extended warranty and accidental damage policy
• On-campus service
• Loaners on a first-come, first-served basis if the laptop needs to be left for service
• Laptop trade-in option 

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