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For departmental computer upgrades, CIT recommends Apple and Dell computers with a variety of form factors, performance levels, and weights.

Click here to view the 2020 Dell upgrade options

If you have any questions about the computers listed below, please use this form to contact your TSP.



MacBook Air (13-inch)


MacBook Pro (13-inch) w/ TouchBar


MacBook Pro (16-inch) w/ TouchBar


iMac (21.5-inch)

Standard tier
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1.1GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • $999
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
  • $1,699
  • Standard Tier is not available for this model
    • (Apple does not offer 8GB RAM/256GB SSD
      for this model)
  • See below for available Standard Plus and Power tiers
    and associated department costs
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor
  • $1,429
Standard Plus tier
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 1.1GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • $1,199
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
  • $1,899
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • $2,199
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor
  • $1,609
Power tier
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 1.1GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • $1,379
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 2.8GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.7GHz
  • $2,349
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
  • $2,479
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz
  • $2,029
Ports
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2 USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports
  • Integrated TouchID sensor
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 4 USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports
  • Integrated TouchID sensor
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 4 USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports
  • Integrated TouchID sensor
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • SDXC card slot
  • 4 USB ports
  • 2 USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Kensington lock slot
Included Accessories
  • 30W USB-C power adapter + USB-C charge cable
  • CableCreations USB-C to HDMI + VGA adapter
  • 61W USB-C power adapter + USB-C charge cable
  • CableCreations USB-C to HDMI + VGA adapter
  • 96W USB-C power adapter + USB-C charge cable
  • CableCreations USB-C to HDMI + VGA adapter
  • Power cord
  • Lightning to USB cable
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse 2
Expected Life
(Replacement Cycle)
4 years4 years4 years4 years
Weight2.75 pounds (1.25 kg)3.02 pounds (1.37 kg)4.3 pounds (2.0 kg)12.3 pounds (5.60 kg)
Screen Size
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display
  • 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display
  • 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch
  • 16-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display
  • 3072-by-1920 native resolution at 226 pixels per inch
  • 21.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display
  • 4096-by-2304 native resolution
Dimensions
  • Height: 0.16 inch (0.41 cm) to 0.61 inch (1.56 cm)
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Height: 0.59 inch (1.49 cm)
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Height: 0.64 inch (1.62 cm)
  • Width: 14.09 inches (35.79 cm)
  • Depth: 9.68 inches (24.59 cm)
  • Height: 17.7 inches (45.0 cm)
  • Width: 20.8 inches (52.8 cm)
  • Depth: 6.9 inches (17.5 cm)
Battery Life
  • Up to 12 hours wireless web
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 30 days of standby time


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Optional accessories
  • Extra power supply ($68)
  • Extra power supply ($88)
  • Extra power supply ($98)