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Preferred Systems

Laptop Options

DePauw has partnered with Apple and Hewlett-Packard to offer several systems that we believe will serve you well during your DePauw career.  Learn more below or browse to the vendor website to order one of these systems.

 

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Apple Laptops


HP Laptops

Note:  The HP laptops are built to order.  Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

 

2014 Laptop Comparison Checklist

 

Apple

Hewlett Packard (HP)

MacBook Pro 13" MacBook Pro Retina Display 13" EliteBook 840 G1
ProBook 430 G1
EliteBook Folio 1040

Operating System

Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks

Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks

 Windows 7 Professional

 Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Professional

Screen size (diagonal widescreen)

13.3"

13.3"

14"

 13.3"

14"

Screen type

Glossy

Glossy

 Anti-glare

 Anti-glare 

 Anti-glare

Weight

4.5 lbs.

3.5 lbs.

 3.9 lbs

 3.31 lbs

3.3 lbs

Class*

Corporate

Corporate

Corporate 

Corporate 

Corporate

Wireless LAN

Standard

Standard

 Standard

 Standard

Standard

Built-in Webcam

Standard

Standard

 Standard

Standard 

Standard

Full-size keyboard

Standard

Standard

 Standard

 Standard

Standard

Backlit (illuminated) keyboard

Standard

Standard

 Standard

 Not available

Standard

CD/DVD Read/Write optical drive

Standard

Available only as external add-on device

 Available only as external add-on device

Available only as external add-on device

Available only as external add-on device

Carrying Case

(Optional)

(Optional)

 (Optional)

(Optional) 

(Optional) 

Warranty

3-year

AppleCare Protection Plan

3-year

AppleCare Protection Plan

3-year
HP Total Care Accidental Damage Protection

  3-year
HP Total Care Accidental Damage Protection

 3-year
HP Total Care Accidental Damage Protection

Price of laptop from vendor (not incl shipping or tax)

$1301

$1611

 $1281

 $964

 $1580

Microsoft Office (if purchased on-line)**

$79.99

$79.99

$79.99

$79.99

79.99

Approx. total cost

$1381

$1691

$1361

$1044

$1660

*Corporate class models are designed for more enhanced durability than consumer class models by having more standardized components with longer lifecycles that ensure consistent and easier repairs when needed. DePauw recommends the corporate class model for all students.

**Students may provide their own copy of Microsoft Office.  However, a 4-year subscription (Microsoft 365 University) that provides the latest version of Office can be purchased at the academic price of $79.99.  Microsoft 365 University is available on-line, from the Apple Store, Amazon.com, HP, or from a variety of computer software vendors.