Recommendations for Buying a New Mac
Be sure to take advantage of Apple's Educational Discounts available through AU's Online Apple Store.
Please note: Any laptop or desktop computer sold by Apple will work on our network, but we do recommend the following configuration:
|Apple Mac - Laptop
Other Options to Consider
Below are some other options that you may want to consider:
- Upgrade to 8 gigabytes (GB) of memory, for better performance, if funds permit.
- Consider upgrading to a larger hard drive, for greater multimedia storage, if funds permit.
We recommend notebooks over desktop computers, but if you do decide that a desktop is what you want, you don't need the wireless adapter. It will already have Ethernet built-in, and each residence hall room has Ethernet ports available for high speed Internet access for each resident.
The notebooks, other than the MacBook Air, will also have a built-in Ethernet port, and it is recommended that you use the faster and more secure Ethernet wired connection while you are in your room or office.