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 10.10 (Yosemite)
(See Supported Desktop Operating Systems for more information.)

 Standard Desktop Option

High End Desktop Option

Standard 15-inch Laptop Option

Standard 13-inch Laptop Option

High End 15-inch Laptop Option
Model: Apple iMac1 Apple iMac with Retina Display3
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
(4.5 lbs)
Apple MacBook Air
(3 lbs)
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
(4.5 lbs)
CPU: Intel Core i5 Quad Core, 2.7 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad Core, 3.2 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 2.2 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.4 Gz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 1.6 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 2.8 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz
Storage: 1 TB Hard Drive 1 TB Fusion Drive 256 Flash 256 Flash 512 Flash
Memory: 8 GB RAM
16 GB RAM 16 GB RAM 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
SuperDrive (CD/DVD) Internal drive not available. An external one may be requested. Internal drive not available. An external one may be requested. Internal drive not available. An external one may be requested. Internal drive not available. An external one may be requested. Internal drive not available. An external one may be requested.
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 M380 with 2GB VRAM
Intel Iris Pro Graphics Intel HD Graphics 6000 Intel Iris Pro Graphics and AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB VRAM
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 15.4" LED-backlit wide screen with native resolution of 2880 x 1800 13.3" LED-backlit wide screen with native resolution of 1440 x 900
15.4" LED-backlit wide screen with native resolution of 2880 x 1800
Ethernet &
Wireless:
Internal gigabit ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth Internal gigabit ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth External gigabit ethernet adapter, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth External gigabit ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth External gigabit ethernet adapter, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth
Misc: wired keyboard, wired mouse, and webcam wired keyboard, wired mouse, and webcam backlit keyboard, webcam, carrying case, *no* security lock backlit keyboard, webcam, carrying case, *no* security lock backlit keyboard, webcam, carrying case, *no* security lock
Lead Time2: 2 to 3 weeks 4 to 6 weeks 2 to 3 weeks 2 to 3 weeks 4 to 6 weeks
Additional Cost: N/A $720 N/A N/A $580

Differences between the standard desktop option and the high end desktop option are highlighted in red. Differences between the standard 15-inch, standard 13-inch, and high end 15-inch 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, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Symantec's Norton AntiVirus, Data Comet, Fetch, and Meeting Maker.

Notes

1. In addition to this 21.5-inch iMac, a Retina-Display version is available that costs $150 more.

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.

Further Information

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

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