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Minimum Specifications for Required Notebook Computer

Minimum Specifications

While the most updated MacBook and MacBook Air models are highly encouraged, below are the minimum specifications:

Apple MacBook Pro

  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
  • 4 GB SDRAM
  • 500 GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
  • Superdrive* 8x (DVD/CD)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook


OR

Apple MacBook Air

  • 1.3 GHz Intel Core
  • 4 GB SDRAM
  • 256 GB SSD Drive (Note: models that have small than 256 GB will not likely have enough storage)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook


Order your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air at the Apple Education Store.

* A Superdrive is an optical drive that is capable of burning DVD and CD media. Combo Drives (optical drives that only read DVDs, but burn CDs) do not meet the minimum specification

Note: Students who already have a notebook computer meeting or exceeding these specifications do not need to obtain additional items to meet the requirement. Students who can upgrade an existing notebook computer to meet or exceed these specifications may do so to meet the requirement. Other students must obtain a notebook computer meeting these specifications to fulfill the requirement.