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CIT Recommendations for Apple Devices

IT Technicians in the Institute have examined the software that students might need on their device in order to maximise their study efforts if working remotely. After this survey, medium and high spec devices were selected that would run these packages used across the departments. While the buying decision rests solely with the student, we would ask students to please be aware of these device specifications when purchasing a device, off-the-shelf devices come with much lower specs and have a very limited warranty. While the student laptops remain a contract between the student and the vendor, we have made our recommendation based on students being in the Institute for 3 or 4 years.

CATEGORY A

MEDIUM spec (i.e. able to run Win 10 or MacOS, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as Sage, SPSS, Adobe, Minitab, Maple etc so needs more RAM, SSD etc.)

CATEGORY B

HIGH spec (i.e. able to run Win 10 or MacOS, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other hardware intensive software such as Adobe premium suite, Visual Studio, AutoDesk, AutoCAD, ProEng etc, i.e. so needs high RAM, Big SSD, Graphics acceleration etc.)

The recommended devices, both laptop and desktop, for each category are listed below.

CATEGORY A – Laptop

MacBook Pro 13″, 2.0GHz quad-core 10th Gen i5, Iris Plus, 16GB RAM

Support/Warranty: Standard 1 year warranty, AppleCare support can be purchased separately.

CATEGORY B – Laptop

BTO MacBook Pro 13″, 2.3GHz q-c 10th Gen i7, Iris Plus, 32GB RAM

Support/Warranty: Standard 1 year warranty, AppleCare support can be purchased separately.

CATEGORY A – Desktop

BTO iMac 21.5″, 4K, 3.0GHz 6C, 560X, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Support/Warranty: Standard 1 year warranty, AppleCare support can be purchased separately.

CATEGORY B – Desktop

BTO iMac 21.5″, 4K, 3.0GHz 6C, 560X, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Support/Warranty: Standard 1 year warranty, AppleCare support can be purchased separately.

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