Carnegie Mellon affiliates can purchase Apple products at academic prices. Any system is customizable to your specific needs.
Why Buy a Mac?
Macs are perfect for life at Carnegie Mellon!
With a Mac, you will be more creative, more productive and more connected! You will be equipped with an operating system that will rarely crash, saving you precious time. You can quickly and easily connect to the campus network, share files and access the tools you need to make your life easier! And, you get a discount!
Industry Leading Warranty & Support!
Every Mac comes with 90 days of toll-free phone support, and a one-year limited warranty. In 2005, Apple’s warranty was rated number one for the fourth year running. And Apple is the only company that can provide hardware, software, and operating system support in one phone call. Students can even extend the toll-free phone support for up to three years with the AppleCare Protection Plan. So there’s no need to freak out in the rare event that something goes wrong.
A Mac Gives You Choices!
The Mac gives you choices. With the latest software options, an Intel-powered Mac can easily run Vista or Windows XP applications. Microsoft Office for Mac OS X gives you Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, all with familiar features and shortcut commands.
You Won't Have to Buy New Stuff!
Your existing printer, camera, keyboard, and mouse will work with a Mac. PCs and Macs can usually share peripherals if they connect via USB, FireWire, or Bluetooth, three industry standards available on most Macs.
Say Goodbye to Viruses!
Mac OS X was designed for high security, so it isn’t plagued by constant attacks from viruses and malware like PCs. Likewise, it isn’t plagued by never-ending security dialog boxes like those in Vista. So you can safely go about your work — or play — without interruption.