Apple Computer Recommendations

Purchase's can be made via the oncampus bookstore via http://www.aubookstore.com/apple.asp, or online at the Apple Store http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/routingpage.html.

NOTE: If you plan to use VMWare Fusion or Parallels, you will need to purchase a copy of Windows to install.

Apple Desktop Hardware

Minimum

Desiring More

Type

Mac Mini

iMac

Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz

Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz

RAM

2 GB

4 GB

Hard Disk

160 GB

500 GB

Monitor

External 19" LCD

Built-in 21.5" LCD

Video Card

128MB NIVIDIA GeForce 9400M

256MB NIVIDIA GeForce 9400M

Optical Drive

8x DVD+/-RW SuperDrive

8x DVD+/-RW SuperDrive

Wireless Network Card

built-in

built-in

Web Camera

built-in

built-in

Competitive Price for System

$549 + Monitor

$1,150

Apple Laptop Hardware

Minimum

Desiring More

Type

Macbook

Macbook Pro

Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz

Intel Core i5

RAM

2 GB

4 GB

Hard Disk

250 GB

500 GB

LCD Screen

13.3" built-in

15.4" LED-backlit built-in

Video Card

NIVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB shared memory

256MB NIVIDIA GeForce 9400M

Optical Drive

8x DVD+/-RW SuperDrive

8x DVD+/-RW SuperDrive

Wireless Card

802.11 g/n built-in

802.11 g/n built-in

Web Camera

Built-in

Built-in

Competitive Price for System

$899

$1,849

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2011