The Visualization department requires students have a laptop and recommends 8GB RAM or more. Retina screen is a plus, but not required.

With these recommendations, we believe the best fit for Visualization students would be a 13" or 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display.

We offer many configurations of the Retina display and allow custom configurations to properly meet each student's needs and preferences. As a student you will receive low education pricing -- up to $200 off the retail price. Be sure to check out our great Aggie Bundle deals!

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.

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13"/15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

With over 4 million pixels, the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display is stunning. Visualization students 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 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB flash storage, Intel Iris Graphics, and a 9-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.