SAS Computing Apple Options List

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This table summarizes the standard options for new Apple computers provided through the SAS Computing allocations process for standing faculty only.

Models and specifications may fluctuate over time; please verify current offerings with the Computer Allocations Manager at (215) 898-0589 or .

Apple Options

Apple Mac Operating System X 10.11 (El Capitan)
(See Supported Desktop Operating Systems for more information.)

 Standard 21.5-inch Desktop Option

High End 27-inch Desktop Option

Standard 13-inch
Laptop Option

Lightweight 13-inch
Laptop Option

High End 13-inch
Laptop option

High End 15-inch
Laptop Option
Model: 21.5-inch Apple iMac1 27-inch Apple iMac with Retina Display3
13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (3.5 lbs) 13-inch Apple MacBook Air
(3 lbs)
13-inch Apple MacBook Pro
with Retina Display and Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID Sensor
(3 lbs)
15-inch Apple MacBook Pro
with Retina Display and
Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID Sensor4
(4 lbs)
CPU: Intel Core i5
Quad Core, 2.8 GHz
Intel Core i5
Quad Core, 3.2 GHz
Intel Core i5
Dual Core, 2.7 GHz
Intel Core i7
Dual Core, 2.2 GHz
Intel Core i7
Dual Core, 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i7
Quad Core, 2.9 GHz
Storage: 1 TB Hard Drive 1 TB Fusion Drive 256GB Flash 256GB Flash 512GB Flash 512GB Flash
Memory: 8 GB RAM
(Cannot be upgraded after purchase. If 16 is wanted, computer must be purchased with it.)
16 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
(Cannot be upgraded after purchase. If 16 is wanted, laptop must be purchased with it.)
8 GB RAM
(Maximum for model)
16 GB RAM
(Upgrade not available)
SuperDrive (CD/DVD) Internal drive not available. An external one may be requested.
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics AMD Radeon R9 M380 with 2GB VRAM Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Intel HD Graphics 6000 Intel Iris Pro Graphics AMD Radeon Pro 450 with 2 GB VRAM and Intel HD Graphics 530
Display: Built-in 21.5" LED-backlit wide screen LCD with native resolution of 1920 x 1080 Built-in 27" LED-backlit wide screen LCD with native resolution of 5120 x 2880 13.3" LED-backlit wide screen Retina with native resolution of 2560 x 1600 13.3" LED-backlit wide screen with native resolution of 1440 x 900 13.3" LED-backlit wide screen with native resolution of 2560 x 1600 15.4" LED-backlit wide screen Retina with native resolution of 2880 x 1800
Ethernet &
Wireless:
Internal gigabit ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth  External gigabit ethernet adapter, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, and Bluetooth   
Misc: Wired keyboard, wired mouse, and webcam Backlit keyboard, webcam, VGA adapter, carrying case, *no* security lock


Lead Time2: 2 to 3 weeks 4 to 6 weeks 2 to 3 weeks 6 to 8 weeks
Additional Cost: N/A $750 N/A $1,016 $1,412

Differences between the desktop options are highlighted in red. Differences between the laptop options are highlighted in blue.

Software

Software includes: standard Apple software such as Safari and Mail and also the following third-party applications: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Symantec's Norton AntiVirus, Data Comet, and Fetch.

Notes

1. In addition to this 21.5-inch iMac, a Retina-Display version is available for an extra cost of $150. (The memory cannot be upgraded after purchase. If 16 is wanted, the computer must be purchased with it.)

2. Lead times may vary, depending on availability from supplier, workloads, special projects, etc. Please check with us at time of order for current lead times.

3. If you want a 27-inch iMac, but don't need the 16 GB of RAM or the 1 TB Fusion drive, there is one with 8 GB of RAM and a standard 1 TB hard drive, which is $450 more expensive than the standard non-Retina display 21.5-inch iMac.

4. If you want a 15-inch Mac laptop, but don't need the Touchbar, there is another model available with similar configurations that is $386 cheaper.

Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Computer Allocations Manager, Sarah Nachmias, at (215) 898-0589 or .

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