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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

Specs: i7, 16GB RAM, 256SSD Storage

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: $1,899

Space Gray Product Number: MPXT2LL/A

Silver Product Number: MPXU2LL/A

Specs: i7, 16GB RAM, 256SSD Storage

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: $1,969

Product Number: MNE92LL/A

Specs: i7, 16GB RAM, 256SSD Storage

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: $1,609

Product Number: MMQA2LL/A

Specs: i5, 16GB RAM, 256SSD Storage

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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: $1,529

Space Gray Product Number: MRE92LL/A

Silver Product Number: MREC2LL/A

Specs: i5, 16GB RAM, 256SSD Storage

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13" MacBook Pro

Price After Configuration: $1,899

Product Number Space Gray: MPXV2LL/A

Product Number Silver: MPXX2LL/A

Specs: i7, 16GB RAM, 256SSD Storage

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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 Sepcs

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

PDF
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Optional Accessories

Displays

PC
Mac
NameNumberCostNameNumberCost
Dell 23" Ultrasharp Monitor w/ CameraU2315H$233.99


Dell 24" Ultrasharp Monitor

U2417H$229.07


Dell 27" Professional Monitor

P2717H$260.59


Adapters

PC
Mac
NameNumberCostNameNumberCost

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

Cables & Power

PC
Mac
NameNumberCostNameNumberCost

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

Peripherals

PC
Mac
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

Docking Stations

PC
Mac
NameNumberCostNameNumberCost

Dell Dock WD15 130W

450-AFGM$141.99LandingZone Docking StationLZ015A$293.00

Dell Dock WD15 180W

450-AEUO$141.99


**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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