Drew has been at the forefront of personal computing for students since 1984 with the introduction of the Computer Initiative, which provided a desktop computer for every student on campus.  The program introduced laptops in 1988, and continued as a mandatory purchase program until 2012.

As the computing landscape has evolved, so has our student computing program.  All undergraduate students at Drew are required to have a recent laptop that is supported by the vendor and can run the latest tools and software.  Students have the option to buy a recommended laptop through Drew from either Apple or Lenovo, and get the advantage of additional onsite repair options and free loaner laptops while your computer is being repaired.  Students are welcome to bring another computer that meets our general specifications, but will not be eligible for the premium support that people who order a laptop through the Drew website will receive.

For students entering in the 2017-2018 academic year, we are offering three models from Apple and two Lenovo laptops as our standard configuration machines.

Apple

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

Specifications:

  • 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
  • 8GB 1866MHz Memory
  • 128GB PCIe-based SSD
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Accessory Kit
  • Backlit Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook / MacBook Air / 13″ MacBook Pro – Auto-enroll
  • 3.48 pounds
15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

Specifications

  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz Memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Backlit Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide
  • Accessory Kit
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for 15″ MacBook Pro – Auto-enroll
  • 4.46 pounds
13 in MacBook Air

13-inch MacBook Air

Specifications

  • 1.6GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Backlit Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide
  • Multi-Touch trackpad
  • Accessory Kit
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook / MacBook Air / 13″ MacBook Pro
  • 2.96 pounds

 

Lenovo​

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Lenovo ThinkPad L470

Specifications:

  • Intel Core i3-6006U Processor (2.00GHz 2133MHz 3MB)
  • 14.0″ HD (1366 x 768), Anti-Glare
  • 4.0GB PC4-17000 DDR4 2133MHz Memory
  • 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
  • Intel Wireless 8260 (2×2 AC) with BT4.1
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro
  • 3 Year Warranty with Full Accidental Damage Protection
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 X1 Carbon (5th Gen)

Specifications:

  • Intel Core i5-6300U Processor ( 2.40GHz 2133MHz 3MB)
  • 14.0″ FHD LED AntiGlare Backlight 1920×1080
  • 8.0GB LPDDR3-1866 LPDDR3 1866MHz Memory
  • 180GB SSD SATA III Hard Drive
  • Intel Wireless 8260 (2×2 AC) with BT4.1
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro
  • 4 Year Warranty with Full Accidental Damage Protection

To order the laptops and get more information about the program, Drew students can log into the Drew Laptop Program page.