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Preferred Systems

The Options for Fall 2014 are currently being developed. We hope to have these recommendations in place by mid-May 2014. The information below is for the 2013-14 academic year.

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:  There are 2 versions of the 8470p.

The standard model is a build-to-order system that is less expensive, but can take 3-4 weeks for delivery.  The quickship model is a slightly different pre-built model that is discounted less, but will ship in 2-3 days.

2013 Laptop Comparison Checklist

 

Apple

Hewlett Packard (HP)

MacBook Pro 13" MacBook Pro 15" HP ProBook 4440s
HP EliteBook 8470p

Operating System

Mac OS X v10.8

Mac OS X v10.8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Screen size (diagonal widescreen)

13.3"

15.4"

14.0"

14.0"

Screen type

Glossy

Glossy

Antiglare

Antiglare

Weight

4.5 lbs.

5.6 lbs.

4.8 lbs.

5.5 lbs.

Class*

Corporate

Corporate

Corporate

Corporate

Wireless LAN

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Built-in Webcam

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Full-size keyboard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Backlit (illuminated) keyboard

Standard

Standard

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CD/DVD Read/Write optical drive

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Carrying Case

(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

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

$1211

$1967

$749

$969

Microsoft Office (if purchased on-line)**

$79.99

$79.99

$79.99

$79.99

Approx. total cost

$1291

$2047

$829

$1049

*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 that provides the latest versions can be purchased on-line at the academic price of $79.99.