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1. Introduction

The following Apple models and specs are strongly suggested by LAITS. These computers are affordable and efficient with a performance track record of providing years of reliable service. 

2. Recommended

Apple MacBook Pros
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MacBook Pro 15"

Price: $2,249

Space Gray Product Number: MR932LL/A

Silver Product Number: MR962LL/A

Pros: Portable and powerful

Cons: Heavy and large

Use Case: If you are looking for a portable, high powered workstation with an array of onboard ports

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13" MacBook Pro

Price: $1,449

Space Gray Product Number: MPXT2LL/A

Silver Product Number: MPXU2LL/A

Pros: Light and portable

Cons: Underpowered and less onboard ports

Use Case: Secondary machine, the user likely has an iMac in their office but needs something for travel

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3. Recommended iMacs

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27" Apple iMac

Requires an upgrade to the hard drive

Price: $1,699

Product Number: MNE92LL/A

Pros: Fast and powerful workstation with a large monitor

Cons: Non-portable 

Use Case: User is stationary and does not need a portable, high powered computer. 

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Configuration

  1. Add 27" iMac to your cart by Product Number 
  2. Select Configure
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  3. Per LAITS recommendations, select 256GB Flash Storage under Storage
    Note: If more storage is needed, select either 512GB or 1TB of Flash Storage
  4. By default, Apple provides a wireless mouse and keyboard. You can change the selection to a Wired Keyboard and mouse further down the page by first selecting Wired Keyboard, and then Wired Mouse.
    Note: Mouse and Keyboard options will not affect the price
  5. After making the change(s), select Update to proceed
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21.5" iMac

Requires an upgrade to the Hard Drive

See instructions above

Price After Configuration: $1,299

Product Number: MMQA2LL/A

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Mac Pro*

Configuration Updates: 32GB Memory and 512GB Storage

Price After Configuration: $3,339

Product Number: MD878LL/A

*Note: Mac Pro does not come with a monitor, mouse, or keyboard

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4. Recommended Ultra Portable Models 

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13" MacBook Air

Price: $1,349

Space Gray Product Number: MRE92LL/A

Silver Product Number: MREC2LL/A

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13" MacBook Pro

Price After Configuration: $1,879

Product Number Space Gray: MPXV2LL/A

Product Number Silver: MPXX2LL/A

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5. Recommended Tablet/2-in-1 Models 

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12.9" iPad Pro

Price: $1,079

Product Number Space Gray: MPKY2LL/A

Product Number Silver: MPA52LL/A

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iPad Mini

Price: $399

Product Number Space Gray: MK9N2LL/A

Product Number Silver: MK9P2LL/A

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Models and Specs (UPDATED 10/25/2021)

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

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3. Optional Accessories

3.1 Displays

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    NameNumberCost
    Dell 24 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. C2422HE$311.99
    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. C2722DE

    $431.99

    The Dell UltraSharp 34 USB-C Hub 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. U3421WE

    $680.00

    Dell 24" Ultrasharp Monitor (USB-C Monitor)

    P2419HC$179.99

    27” Ultrathin Bezel

    P2719HC$227.99

    Dell 24" Ultrasharp Monitor (RJ45 & USB-C) when purchasing this monitor, a docking station is not necessary. May also daisy-chain monitors in multiple monitor setup. Will charge laptop

    U2421HE$231.99

    Dell 27" Ultrasharp Monitor (RJ45 & USB-C) when purchasing this monitor, a docking station is not necessary. May also daisy-chain monitors in multiple monitor setup. Will charge laptop

    U3721DE$359.59
    38" Curve UltraSharp Monitor U3818DW$869.99
    49" Curve UltraSharp Monitor U4919DW$985.99



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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    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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    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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