2013/2014 Recommended Laptop Specifications

Ordering begins in May 2013.
Please call CCIT at (864) 656-3494 if you have any questions.

See our Preferred Laptop by Major matrix or check with your advisor before purchasing your laptop.

For departmental purchases go to Clemson's BuyWays . Personal purchases can be made through the links below.

Windows Laptops

Dell Latitude E6430 Dell Precision M4700 HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G1
Online Price $1,139 $1,799 $1,386
Processor Intel Core i5-3210M VPRO Duo Core (2.5 GHz, 3 MB cache) Intel Core i7-3740QM Quad Core (2.7 GHz, 6 MB cache) Intel Core i5-3437U Duo Core (1.9 GHz)
RAM 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 320 GB SATA (7200 rpm) 320 GB SATA (7200 rpm) 128 GB SSD
Wireless Intel Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/g/n 2x2
Intel Centrino Ultimate 6300 802.11a/b/g/n Intel Advanced-N 6235 802.11a/g/n
Screen 14" WXGA (1366x768)
15.6" FHD (1920x1080)
11.6" HD UWVA (1366x768) multi-touch screen
Optical Drive 8x DVD+/- RW
DL DVD+/- RW none
Video Card nVidia NVS 5200M (1 GB GDDR5 Express Card) AMD FirePro M4000 (w/ 1 GB GDDR5 memory) Intel HD 4000 shared Graphics
Battery 6 cell 6 cell 6 cell
Weight 4.56 lbs. 6.15 lbs. 3.1 lbs.
OS Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Other Webcam, Microsoft Office, Clemson software Webcam, Microsoft Office, Clemson software Webcam, Bluetooth, Modem
Description Popular, full performance, mainstream laptop Mobile workstation, larger display, more memory, faster processor, better graphics Full performance, convertible tablet
  • All windows laptops include a four year warranty + four year accidental damage coverage.
  • Warranty only covers the battery for 1 year, and accidental damage coverage DOES NOT cover theft, fire or loss.
  • Note: New this year!!!  If you order a Clemson Dell laptop, please click on the RUN ME FIRST icon on the desktop to complete the laptop setup and software installation on your new laptop!!!!!!
  • Note: New this year!  If you are financially unable to purchase one of the recommended laptop models, we have  non-recommended low cost options available from Dell and HP which include support and service from the CCIT Support Center. Non-recommended Dell Option click Products tab and select Low Cost Laptop    Non-recommended HP Option
  • Note: If you buy a non-recommended laptop, when it asks for your computer account name, please put in your Clemson user name!

Apple Laptops

13" MacBook Pro
15" MacBook Pro
Price

$ 999 + $183 AppleCare = $1182

$ 1,999 + $239 AppleCare = $2238

Processor

Intel Core i5 Dual Core (2.5 GHz)

Intel Core i7 Quad Core (2.6GHz)

RAM 4 GB DDR3 1333MHz

8 GB DDR3 1333MHz

HardDrive 500GB 5400RPM
750GB 5400RPM
Screen 13.3" WXGA 15.4" WXGA+
Video

Intel HD 4000 shared Graphics

Intel HD 4000 + Nvidia GeForce GT 650M/w 1GB GDDR5 Graphics

Optical 8x SuperDrive DL
8x SuperDrive DL
  • All Apple laptops must include an Ethernet port and an optical drive to receive support in the CCIT Support Center.
  • Includes three years of AppleCare warranty (does not include accidental damage coverage)
  • Clemson highly recommends the purchase of Safeware (accidental damage & theft coverage) which is approximately $98/year on the 13" MacBook Pro and $170/year on the 15" MacBook Pro for complete coverage.
  • Software is not preloaded - software is available during workshops or on the CCIT software web page.
  • Windows dual boot optional
  • Please see the Clemson Apple Store website for special deals and reservation options here.

 

Note: New this year!!!  If you order a Clemson Dell laptop, please click on the RUN ME FIRST icon on the desktop to complete the laptop setup and software installation on your new laptop!!!!!!

Note: New this year!  If you are financially unable to purchase one of the recommended laptop models, we have  non-recommended low cost options available from Dell and HP which include support and service from the CCIT Support Center. Non-recommended Dell Option click Products tab and select Low Cost Laptop    Non-recommended HP Option

Note: If you buy a non-recommended laptop, when it asks for your computer account name, please put in your Clemson user name!

Note: Recommended specifications for freshman laptops match those of the Dell E6430.

Note: "Netbooks" and "iPads" and other light-use portable computing devices are not a viable option for your primary laptop! We provide no software or hardware support for these devices!

Note: Laptops ordered online are delivered to your home address, the Clemson University Post Office will not accept laptop deliveries.