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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. In addition, listed below are specifications for the Lenovo Edge, a non-SLP offering which does not come with the bundle software or full 3-year warranty but is offered for purchase from the Lenovo site.

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
  Ultra-Book Ultra Portable Basic Level Laptop Mid Level Laptop High End Laptop
  ThinkPad X2 Carbon 2nd Generation Model ThinkPad X240 Model ThinkPad L440 Model ThinkPad T440p Model ThinkPad T540p Model
Processor Intel Core i5-4200U Processor Intel i5-4300U Processor Intel i3-4000M Processor Intel Core i5-4300M Processor Intel Core i7-4600M Processor
RAM 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 128 GB SSD 500 GB 7200 rpm 500 GB 7200 rpm 500 GB 7200 rpm 500 GB 7200 rpm
Video Card Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 4400 Intel HD Graphics 4600 Intel HD Graphics 4600 NVIDIA GeForce 710M 1GB
Optical Drive No No Multi Recorder DVD Recordable No
Screen Size 14.0" HD+ 1600x900 12.5" HD LED 1366x768 14.0" HD Anti Glare 1366x768 14.0" HD LED Backlight 1366x768 15.6" HD AntiGlare 1366x768
Wireless Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated
USB 2 USB 2 USB 3 USB 3 USB 2 USB
Operating System Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8
Display Port HDMI Integrated VGA Port External Display (VGA) VGA VGA Out
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Warranty 3 Year Depot 3 Year Depot 3 Year Depot 3 Year Depot 3 Year Depot
Battery Size 8 Cell Battery 6 Cell Lithium-Ion 6 Cell Li-Cylinder 6 Cell Li-Cy 9 Cell Li-Cy
Bundle Price $1,049.00 $819.00 $625.00 $835.00 $1,049.00


Apple Macintosh Laptops
MacBook Pro
  MacBook Pro
13 inch 2.5GHz i5
MacBook Pro Retina
13 inch 2.4GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
13 inch 2.8GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
15 inch 2.0GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
15 inch 2.3GHz i7
Processor 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHZ 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz 2.0 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
Memory 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM - 2x2GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM - 2x2GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM - 2x2GB 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM - 2x2GB
Hard Drive 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
Optical Drive None SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Screen Size 13" w 13" w 13" w 15" w 15" w
Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFi Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFi Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFi Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFi Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFi
USB Yes Yes Yes Yes Apple USB SuperDrive
Operating System OS X Mavericks OS X Mavericks OS X Mavericks OS X Mavericks OS X Mavericks
Glossy Widescreen Display MacBook Pro 13 Inch Display MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display
Network Card Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet None None None None
Bluetooth Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
Color Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Warranty 3-year Apple Care 3-year Apple Care 3-year Apple Care 3-year Apple Care 3-year Apple Care
Price $1,182 $1,472 $1,821 $2,217 $2,537


Software:

Mac

Apple laptops purchased through the Student Laptop Program will now be delivered with Mavericks. Microsoft Office and Symantec Antivirus will be installed, free of charge, for Student Laptop Program participants at the Technology Support Center in 101 Forney.

Microsoft licensing has allowed UNCG to distribute Office media for $7.00, Windows 7 media for $9.00, and Symantec Antivirus media for $5.00 to Student Laptop Participants. Please fill out this form to request your copy:

Microsoft Software Request Form for Student Laptop Program Participants

Note: Software is available only for current registered students who have purchased through the Student Laptop Program (SLP). Once a student has graduated or transferred, the software can no longer be obtained.

Windows

Lenovo laptops purchased through the Student Laptop Program will now be delivered with Windows 8. As of March 2014, Symantec Antivirus and Microsoft Office are no longer available for free when you purchase your laptop. You may purchase a copy of Symantec Antivirus from ITS (see Symantec Software @ UNCG for details). You may purchase a copy of Microsoft Office through JourneyEd.

Lenovo Laptops Apple Macintosh Laptops
  • Windows 8
  • Adobe Reader
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Quicktime
  • IBM ThinkVantage Technologies, including:
    • Access IBM (Self-help system)
    • Rescue and Recovery (Backups)
    • Access Connections (Connectivity)
  • Apple Mavericks
  • Microsoft Office (installed at the Technology Support Center)
  • Symantec Antivirus (installed at the Technology Support Center)
  • Safari
  • Bootcamp
  • Time Machine
  • Photo Booth
  • iPhoto
  • iTunes
  • iDVD
  • iMovie
  • iChat
  • iCal