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New Apple Desktop Configuration
 
Type of Technology Minimum Recommendations
CPU
  • Intel Core i5 or greater
RAM
  • 4 GB or greater
Hard Drive
  • 320 GB or greater or
  • Solid State: 256GB or greater
Video Card
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
Network Card
  • 100/1000 Network Card
Wireless Network Access
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • 4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Warranty
  • 1 year AppleCare Protection Plan or greater
Ports
  • Built in Standarard port configuration
Audio
  • Internal sound card
  • Internal speakers
Backup Medium
(if desired)
  • 8 GB flash drive (minimum)
  • External hard drive (minimum size equivalent to your internal hard drive)
Operating System
  • Mac OS X
Word Processing
  • Office 365 University (Discounted for students)  Contains Office 2013 for PC and Office 2011 for Mac plus 4 yr subscription
Spreadsheet
  • Office 365 University (Discounted for students)  Contains Office 2013 for PC and Office 2011 for Mac plus 4 yr subscription
Web Browser
Electronic Mail
Virus Protection (Only one antivirus should be installed -- More is not better in this case)
  • N/A As a Unix-based operating system OS X is by its very nature sandboxed. It's like having a series of fire doors - even if malware gains access to your Mac, it is unable to spread to the heart of the machine. Macs are not unhackable, but they are more difficult to exploit than Windows PCs.
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A note about price:

The price base the Mac Mini starting at $600 (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse not included) or more for customized system