There are no specific or minimum computer requirements for your major.
This means any standard configuration laptop should suit your college needs. We recommend looking into the base models of the 11"/13" MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro, or 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display. Since each of these models has something great to offer, we have broken down the features of each to make it easier for you to choose the best model for your preference.
Please note: these are only suggestions to help you choose the best Mac to suit your needs. It is still suggested for students to meet with their academic advisor to make sure you satisfy your individual program's needs. Or visit the Help Desk Central website: http://hdc.tamu.edu/Systems_Software/Hardware/Student_Computer_FAQ.php#buyNew
13" MacBook Pro - Lots of Storage Capacity
With a 500GB hard drive, the 13" MacBook Pro is great for students who have lots of photos, videos, and music. It is also the only laptop with an internal CD drive - perfect for those who still use DVDs or burn CDs. The 13" MacBook Pro comes standard with a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and has a 7-hour battery life. With all these great features, this is perhaps the most well-rounded student computer.
11/13" MacBook Air - Amazing Portability
Texas A&M University is a large campus. Students on campus are used to riding a bike or taking about 10 minute walk to get to different classes. This is why the MacBook Air is a great portable choice for students. The 11" weighs a mere 2.38 pounds and 13" comes right behind at 2.96 pounds. And don't worry - the thinness of the laptop doesn't stop it from being super speedy! With flash storage, the MacBook Air is lightning fast. It also will last during all your classes with a 9-hour battery life in the 11" and amazing 12-hour battery life for the 13" model. The base model 11" comes standard with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, and 128GB flash storage and 13" MacBook Air comes standard with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 128GB flash storage.
13" MacBook Pro with Retina display - More Pixels, More Power
With over 4 million pixels, the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display is stunning. Photo and movie enthusiasts will greatly appreciate this computers clarity. Even everyday things like browsing the web or revisiting a document are better than ever on the Retina. It doesn't end there either! With a fourth-generation dual-core processor, the latest graphics, and flash storage, this computer packs in incredible power and speed while maintaining a thin, light design. The base 13" comes standard with a 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB flash storage, Intel Iris Graphics, and a 10-hour battery.
Aggie Bundles are the perfect combination of accessories for student for a discounted rate. The bundle includes your choice of AppleCare or Safeware Protection plan, Office for Mac Voucher, Color Printer, Printer Cable, Ethernet Cable, and 8GB flash drive.