The College of Architecture requires all students to have a personal laptop.

Minimum requirements for your device include:

  •  i7 Processor

  • 16GB -32GB Memory (RAM)

  • 256GB-512GB Storage Capacity

  • Discrete graphics card,

  • Screen Resolution of 1920x1080 or better.

  • Below is the 15-inch models that meet or exceed these requirements.



15" MacBook Pro


now even faster and more powerful than before. It has the brightest, most colorful Mac notebook display. And it features up to 10 hours of battery life. It’s a notebook built for the work you do every day. Ready to go anywhere a great idea takes you.
• Brilliant Retina display
• 2.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
• Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
• Ultrafast SSD
• Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
• Up to 10 hours of battery life

• 802.11ac Wi-Fi
• Force Touch trackpad
• Available in space gray and silver
*Battery life varies by use and configuration.
See for more information. Go to for a complete set.

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AppleCare+ Plan for Mac extends your coverage to three years and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage, plus applicable tax. In addition, you'll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts by chat or phone.

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Safeware Protection Plan - The Safeware Protection Plan is a 2 or 4 year hardware warranty that includes accidental damage protection to cover drops, liquid damage, and more. With no expensive deductibles or delays in repairs, it’s the reassurance you need when investing in a new computer. Now includes six months of Theft Protection!

**SafeWare Theft Protection only available when registered within the first 30-days.

From official Department of Architecture website: Please verify with your department and/or professor the specific software needs for individual courses. Ensuring you have the proper hardware and software is vital to your success at Texas A&M University.

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*Upgraded computer packages are also available, shop on-line and add the Aggie Bundle