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 2016-2017 academic year, we are offering two models from Apple and one Lenovo laptop as our standard configuration machines.

Please note: The current offerings are for students entering in the 2016-2017 academic year. Students starting in Fall 2017 should revisit this page later in the spring.

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 LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • 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 DDR3L SDRAM
  • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • Backlit Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide
  • Accessory Kit
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro – Auto-enroll
  • 4.46 pounds

 

Lenovo

          thinkpadl460

Lenovo ThinkPad L460

Specifications:

  • Intel Core i3-6100U Processor (3MB cache, 2.30GHz) Onboard
  • 14.0″ HD (1366 x 768), Anti-Glare, with WWAN
  •  4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM
  •  500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5″
  • Intel 7265 AC/B/G/N Dual Band Wireless + Bluetooth Version 4.1
  •  720p HD Camera
  •  Windows 10 Professional 64 English
  • 3 Year Warranty with Full Accidental Damage Protection
  • 4.25 pounds

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