The College of Engineering recommends the 13" MacBook Pro Package.
The College of Engineering recommends our 13" MacBook Pro package as a configuration that will accommodate most of the needs of an engineering student throughout a four-year degree plan while balancing performance, cost, and expected life of the device. Our package provides you a powerful long-lasting laptop, ethernet adapter, and a 3-year Manufacturer's Warranty* plan that includes Software & Technical Support - all at a discounted price. Upgrade packages are also available.
13" MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3
With the advanced Thunderbolt 3 ports, the 13” MacBook Pro is fully equipped to handle the day to day rigors of college. Students will greatly appreciate the outstanding power in a laptop that is now remarkably thinner and lighter. With 130% faster graphics and a 67% brighter display, everyday activities like browsing the web or creating a document will be better than ever. Available in Space Gray or Silver, the basic recommended configuration for Engineering students has a 2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCle-based SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 640, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. If you prefer the revolutionary Touch Bar, need more power, storage space, or faster graphics, you may look into upgrading to the higher-end 13" or 15" models. See below for more details.
13” MacBook Pro with Engineering Package
Included in this package:
13” MacBook Pro Non-Touch Bar:
- 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
- 8GB 2133MHz memory
- 256GB PCIe-based SSD
- Intel Iris Graphics 640
- Built-in battery (10 hours)
Engineering Package Includes:
- Gigabit Ethernet Adapter: A necessary adapter in order to have a more constant and fast internet connection, which also allows for the environment needed to run some engineering programs.
- AppleCare+ Plan - AppleCare+ 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.
- Your new Mac will be ready to use out of the box.
Package Education price: $1659.00
(Package Retail price: $1,710)
***Please note, these computers are not pre-installed with all Engineering software. The Engineering website states: "Instructions on downloading the required software will be provided upon the start of classes." Software is discounted for students through the University directly and students should wait until further instruction on purchasing any additional software.***
*AppleCare Protection Plan does not cover accidental damages or has a theft protection option. Engineering programs will require activation. For activation go to software.tamu.edu.
*All MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt 3 and/or Touch Bar are available in Space Gray and Silver.