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1. Introduction

The following Apple models and specs are strongly suggested by LAITS. These computers are affordable and

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efficient with a

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performance track record of providing years of reliable service. 

2. Recommended Models and Specs (UPDATED 2/24/2022)

Use the Arrows to see the full list of LAITS recommended models. 

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Recommended Apple MacBook Pro 15"

Pros: Portable and powerful
Cons: Heavy and large 
Use Case: looking for a portable, high powered workstation with array of onboard ports. 

Product Number : MJLQ2LL/A

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Recommended Apple MacBook Air

Pros: Light and portable
Cons: underpowered and less onboard ports
Use Case: Secondary machine, user likely has an iMac in their office but needs something for travel. 

Product Number : MQD42LL/A

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Recommended Apple iMac (requires upgrade to Hard Drive)

Pros: Fast and powerful workstation with large monitor
Cons: Non-portable 
Use Case: User is stationary and does not need a portable, high powered computer. 

Product Number : MNE92LL/A

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Add 27" iMac to the cart by product number, select configure. 

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Under Storage select 256GB Flash Storage for our Standard Recommendation. If more than 256GB of storage is needed, you must select 512GB or 1TB of Flash Storage. By defalt, Apple provides a wireless Mouse and Keyboard. You can change the selection to Wired Keyboard and mouse further down the page. In order to get the Wired mouse option, you must first select Wired Keyboard. Mouse and Keyboard options will not effect the price. 

 After making the change(s), select Update to proceed. 

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Recommended Budget Model

 iMac 21.5" 

 

Recommended Performance Model

Mac Pro 

 

Recommended Ultra Portable Model 

MBA 13"
MacBook Pro 13" 

 

Recommended Tablet/2-in-1 Models

iPad Pro
iPad Mini 

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3. Optional Accessories

3.1 Displays

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Displays (check ship times before ordering - most models are on 60 day backorder). There are many options for Dell monitors, however, these are the most popular and offer the most features and best displays available.

Displays
NameNumberResolutionCost
Dell 27 Video Conferencing Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station) built-in as well as a camera & microphone. Purchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. Maximum Refresh Rate 76 Hz. Backlit LED PanelC2722DE2560 x 1440

$431.99

Dell 27" USB-C Hub Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station). No built-in camera, microphone, or speakersPurchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. 60 Hz refresh rate. Backlit LED PanelP2722HE1920 x 1080$326.39

Dell 27” USB-C Hub Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station). No built-in camera, microphone, or speakers. Purchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. 60 Hz refresh rate. Backlit LED Panel

U2722DE2560x1440$369.33
Dell 34” Curved Video Conferencing Monitor  This monitor has a HUB (docking station) built-in as well as a camera & microphone. Purchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. Maximum Refresh Rate 76 Hz. Backlit LED PanelC3422WE3440 x 1440$680.00
Dell The Dell UltraSharp 34 USB-C Hub Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station). No built-in camera, microphone, or speakersPurchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. Maximum Refresh Rate 85 Hz. LCD PanelU3421WE3440 x 1440

$766.34

Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station). No built-in camera, microphone, or speakers. Purchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. 60 Hz refresh rate. Backlit LED PanelU3821DW3840 x 1600$1,146.09
Dell UltraSharp 43 4K USB-C Monitor - This monitor has a HUB (docking station). No built-in camera, microphone, or speakers. Purchasing this monitor with a new computer (Mac or PC) will not require a docking station. 60 Hz refresh rate. Backlit LED PanelU4320Q3840 x2160$890.59
49" Curved UltraSharp Monitor - No HUB, just monitor: Connectivity types: 2 x HDMI, 1 x DP, 5 x USB 3.0 Downstream, 2 x USB 3.0 Upstream, 1 x USB Type-C Power Delivery. 60 Hz refresh rate. Backlit LED PanelU4919DW5120 x 1440$1,240.99


3.2 Adapters

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    Dell Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

     332-2270$29.57

    Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    MB572Z/B$29.00

    Dell Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

    332-2272$25.34

    Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

    MB570LL/B$29.00

    Dell USB-C to VGA

    470-ABNC$33.79

    Belkin USB-C to VGA Adapter

    F2CU037dsWHTAPL$39.95

    Dell USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0

    470-ABQN$63.37

    Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter

    MJ1L2AM/A$79.00

    Dell USB 3.0 to Ethernet Adapter

    443-BBBD$33.79

    Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    MJ1K2AM/A$79.00

    Dell USB-C to Ethernet

    470-ABND$38.02

    Apple USB to Ethernet Adapter

    MC704LL/A$29.00

    Dell USB-C to USB-A

     470-ABNE$16.89

    Belkin USB-C to Ethernet Adapter

    F2CU040dsWHTAPL$34.95



    Startech USB-C to Ethernet Adapter

    US1GC30A$37.09



    Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet Adapter

    MD463LL/A$29.00



    Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

    MB571LL/A$99.00



    Apple USB-C to USB Adapter

    MJ1M2AM/A$19.00



    Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

    MD464LL/A$29.00



3.3 Cables & Power

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    Dell 65w Adapter

    332-1831$42.59

    Apple Thunderbolt Cable 2m

    MD861BE/A$39.00

    Dell 45w Type C Adapter

    492-BBUU$35.49

    Apple USB-C Cable 2m

    MJWT2AM/A$29.00

    Dell 30w Type C Adapter

    492-BBSP$35.49

    Apple MagSafe Power Adapter (45W)

    MC747LL/A$79.00

    Dell 130w Adapter

    332-1829$63.89

    Apple MagSafe Power Adapter (60W)

    MC461LL/A$79.00



    Apple MagSafe Power Adapter (85W)

    MC556LL/B$79.00



    Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (45W)

    MD592LL/A$79.00



    Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (60W)

    MD565LL/A$79.00



    Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (85W)

    MD506LL/A$79.00



    Apple USB-C Power Adapter (29W)

    MJ262LL/A$49.00



    Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

    MD504LL/A$9.99



3.4 Peripherals

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    NameNumberCostNameNumberCost

    Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set

    580-ADTY$35.49

    Apple Magic Mouse 2

    MLA02LL/A$79.00
    Dell USB Slim DVD Drive429-AAUX$50.69

    Apple Magic Trackpad 2

    MJ2R2LL/A$129.00



    Apple Magic Keyboard

    MLA22LL/A$99.00



    Apple Wired Mouse

    MB112LL/B$49.00



    Apple Wired Keyboard

    MB110LL/B$49.00



    Apple SuperDrive

    MD564LL/A$79.00



3.5 Docking Stations

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    NameNumberCostNameNumberCost
    WD19 130w - 180w AC
    $190.19CalDigit TS3 Plus
    HMX12ZM/A$249.95








Note about dual displays with the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Dock: At least one display has to be Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 technology-ready. For displays that are not Thunderbolt technology-ready, the Thunderbolt port is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort. The dock supports either HDMI or Mini DisplayPort, but not both. We are working on another recommendation.




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