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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 Macintosh Laptops
MacBook Pro
  MacBook Pro
13" 2.5GHz i5
MacBook Pro Retina
13" 2.7GHz i5
MacBook Pro Retina
13" 2.7GHz i5
MacBook Pro Retina
15" 2.2GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
15" 2.5GHz i7
Processor 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Memory 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM 8GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Hard Drive 500GB HDD 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard Backlit Keyboard Backlit Keyboard Backlit Keyboard Backlit Keyboard
Optical Drive Internal None None None None
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 Yes
Operating System El Capitan El Capitan El Capitan El Capitan El Capitan
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 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 $1,382 $1,582 $2,138 $2,538


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 Macintosh 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