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There are several Lenovo and Apple laptops offered through the UNCG Student Laptop Program. Each vendor provides a less expensive model and high-end models that offer better performance. Be sure to examine the hardware, software, and warranty-related information before making any final decision.

Note: Apple changes their models periodically throughout the year. Therefore, these specifications may be slightly different from the models on the Apple website. Please verify the specs with the Apple website when purchasing.

Students are free to select any of the recommended laptops for purchase. However, be sure to check with the department of your degree program to see if there are any expressed Laptop Platform Preferences.

Please review the program's Minimum Requirements for Non-Program Laptops if you are considering purchasing a non-program laptop.


Laptop Hardware:

Lenovo Laptops
  Thinkpad 13 - Base ThinkPad 13 - Mid ThinkPad X260 ThinkPad Yoga260 ThinkPad X1 Yoga ThinkPad T560
Processor Intel Core i3-6100U Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i7-6600U
RAM 4GB DDR4 RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM 4GB DDR4 RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM 8GB LPDDR3 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L
Hard Drive 128GB SSD 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 128 SSD 128GB SSD 256GB SSD
Video Card Intel HD 520 Intel HD 520 Intel HD 520 Intel HD 520 Intel HD 520 NVIDIA GeForce GT 940MX 2GB 2GB
Screen Size 13” HD (1366x768) Resolution 13” HD (1366x768) Resolution 12.5” HD LED 1366x768 12.5" HD (1366 x 768) IPS Touch 14" FHD(1920x1080) IPS Touch 15.6" HD TN (1366x768)
USB 3 USB 3.0 3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.0 3 USB 3.0 3 USB 3.0
Display Port HDMI HDMI Mini Display Port Mini Display Port Mini Display Port Mini Display Port/HDMI
Warranty 3 Year Depot
(Optional 3-year accidental warranty available)
3 Year Depot
(Optional 3-year accidental warranty available)
3 Year Depot
(Optional 3-year accidental warranty available)
3 Year Depot
(Optional 3-year accidental warranty available)
3 Year Depot
(Optional 3-year accidental warranty available)
3 Year Depot
(Optional 3-year accidental warranty available)
Battery Size 3 Cell Battery 3 Cell Battery 3 Cell Li-Polymer 3 Cell Battery 4 Cell Battery 3 Cell Li-Ion Battery
Bundle Price $624 $764 $889 $1,059 $1,219 $1,259



Apple Laptops
MacBook Pro
  13" MacBook Pro 2015 13" MacBook Pro 2016 13" MacBook Pro 2016 15" MacBook Pro 2016 15" MacBook Pro 2016
Processor 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
Memory 8GB 8GB 8GB 16GB 16GB
Hard drive 128 PCI-e SSD 256 PCI-e SSD 256 PCI-e SSD 256GB PCI-e SSD 512GB PCI-e SSD
Keyboard Backlit Backlit Backlit Backlit Backlit
Optical Drive None None None None None
Screen Size 13" 13" 13" 15" 15"
Video Intel Iris 6100 Intel Iris 540 Intel Iris 550 Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB Memory Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB memory
USB 2 USB 2 USB-C 4 USB-C 4 USB-C 4 USB-C
Network Card Wireless Only Wireless only Wireless only Wireless only Wireless Only
TouchBar No No Yes Yes Yes
Color Silver Silver or Spacy Gray Silver or Space Gray Silver or Spacy Gray Silver or Space Gray
Warranty 3-year Apple Care 3-year Apple Care 3-year Apple Care 3-year Apple Care 3-year Apple Care
Price $1,382 $1,632 $1,882 $2,488 $2,838


Software:

Mac

Apple laptops purchased through the Student Laptop Program will now be delivered with El Capitan. Microsoft Office can be downloaded from the Office 365 web page.

Windows

Lenovo laptops purchased through the Student Laptop Program will now be delivered with Windows 10. Microsoft Office can be downloaded from the Office 365 web page.

Lenovo Laptops Apple Laptops
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office (free download from Office 365)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • ThinkVantage Technologies, including:
    • Rescue and Recovery (Backups)
    • Access Connections (Connectivity)
  • Apple El Capitan
  • Microsoft Office (free download from Office 365)
  • Safari
  • Bootcamp
  • Time Machine
  • Photo Booth
  • iTunes