UAlbany Apple Laptop Program
In the Department of Art and Art History at the University at Albany we have partnered with Apple Computer to provide all students, faculty and staff with exclusive discounts on specially-configured laptop computers for personal purchase.
Apple is the platform of choice in the Department and we strongly urge our majors who are considering a computer purchase to acquire this equipment in order to better integrate with our workflow. You are by no means required to have a Mac (nor even a computer, for that matter) to be an Art major, but we think once you become involved in capturing and editing digital video, manipulating and printing large archival photographs, rendering complex audio works, realizing an animation project or require precise color-management calibration and control, you'll want one. And we can help.
The latest recommended configuration for Art majors is the new 15-inch, 2.3 GHz Retina display model with 8GB 1600MHz memory and 256GB flash storage. A more affordable option for general use is the 13" 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, with 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM and a 500GB Serial ATA Drive. Both configurations come with three years of AppleCare extended warranty. To take advantage of discount pricing, simply log in to MyUAlbany to verify your status as student, faculty or staff member. Once authenticated, you'll find a link to UAlbany's Custom Apple Store. Follow the link on the upper right to our Recommended Systems. These discounts apply only to products purchased for personal use and may not be used for equipment purchased with State funds.
Students and Faculty/Staff are also eligible for deep discounts on software from Adobe (such as Creative Suite programs) through UBMicro.com.