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MIT fully supports the use of Apple technology and is here to assist students, parents, faculty, and staff purchase technology that will help you succeed during your academic career and beyond.

MIT community members can get information about an order placed on the Apple Online Store through the Order Status page. You can also check your order status or make changes via phone: (800) 692--7753.

Shop Apple online 24/7 and get free delivery or pick up your order at a local Apple Store.

For assistance, contact the Service Desk (617-253-1101).

Institute purchases

To purchase MIT-owned Apple computers at MIT discounted prices:

  1. Make sure you have an MIT personal certificate on the computer you are placing the order from.
  2. Go to MIT Buy2Pay.
  3. Select Place Department Order from the menu and click Place Department Order Now.
  4. Choose Apple from the SciQuest catalog.
  5. Configure your system and purchase.

Apple supplier representative: Kevin Black, 737-291-2618

Personal purchases

Visit the supplier websites or contact the supplier representative to make personal purchases using your personal credit card. MIT is not responsible for any personal purchases.

Before making a personal purchase, review the following guidelines:

  • You may not use the Institute’s tax-exempt number when making personal purchases---in fact, use of an institutional tax-exempt number to make personal purchases is prohibited under Massachusetts law
  • You may not add personal items to a purchase order that includes official MIT purchases. For example, you cannot purchase 10 reams of paper for personal use included with an MIT order of 50 cases
  • You may not charge personal items to the MIT ProCard

To purchase personal Apple computers at MIT discounted prices:

  1. Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  2. Select your computer and configure as needed
    Note: You will need to customize their purchase at the Apple portal to match the IS&T recommended product specifications
  3. Purchase

Laptops

Models, configurations, and prices are subject to change based on manufacturer's availability. Check vendor websites for the latest information.

The following laptops are recommended for purchase by MIT students, faculty, and staff.

13-inch MacBook Air: Space Gray, Silver, Starlight, and Midnight
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $1,463.00
Specs:

  • Apple M2 chip with 8core CPU, 8core GPU and 16core Neural Engine
  • 16GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • MagSafe 3 charging port
  • 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • AppleCare protection plan (3-Year no Service Fee)

15-inch MacBook Air: Space Gray, Silver, Starlight, and Midnight
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $1,695.00
Specs:

  • Apple M2 chip with 8core CPU, 10core GPU and 16core Neural Engine
  • 16GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 35W USB-C Power Adapter
  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • MagSafe 3 charging port
  • 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • AppleCare protection plan (3-Year no Service Fee)

14-inch MacBook Pro: Space Black or Silver
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $1984
Specs:

  • M3 Pro with 11-core CPU, 14-core GPU and 16core Neural Engine
  • 18GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 70W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, Magsafe 3 Port
  • 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • Backlit Magic keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • AppleCare protection plan (3-Year no Service Fee)

14-inch MacBook Pro: Space Black or Silver (IS&T)
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $2820
Specs:

  • M3 Max with 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU and 16core Neural Engine
  • 36GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 96W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, Magsafe 3 Port
  • 14-inch DISPLAY,AOS,J514
  • Backlit Magic keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • AppleCare protection plan (3-Year no Service Fee)

16-inch MacBook Pro - Space Black or Silver
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $2404
Specs:

  • M3 Pro with 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU and 16core Neural Engine
  • 18GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 140W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, Magsafe 3 Port
  • 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • AppleCare protection plan (3-Year no Service Fee)

16-inch MacBook Pro: Space Black or Silver (IS&T)
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $3066
Specs:

  • M3 Max with 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU and 16core Neural Engine
  • 36GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 140W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, Magsafe 3 Port
  • 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • Backlit Magic keyboard with Touch ID - US English
  • AppleCare protection plan (3-Year no Service Fee)

All Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. To extend your coverage further, purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+. Purchase Apple Care with your Mac and save with Apple education pricing.

For Dell Recommendations See http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/x/1xfSCQ

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November 16, 2023

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