2014/2015 Recommended Laptop Specifications

Ordering begins in May 2014.
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 E7440 Dell Precision M4800 Dell Precision M3800
Online Price $1,199 $1,779 $2,219
Processor Intel Core i5-4300U VPRO Dual Core (1.9 GHz, 3 MB cache) Intel Core i7-4800MQ Quad Core (2.7 GHz, 6 MB cache) Intel Core i7-4702HQ Quad Core Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
RAM 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (4GBx2) 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (4GBx2) 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (8GBx1)
Hard Drive 500 GB SATA (5400 rpm) 500 GB Solid State Hybrid 500 GB Solid State Hybrid
Wireless Intel Dual Band AC 7260 802.11ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.0 Dell Wireless 1550 2X2 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 Intel Dual Band AC 7260 802.11ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.0
Screen

14" FHD (1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit

15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit Touch Screen 15.6" UltraSharp Full FHD (1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit
Optical Drive N/A 8X DVD+/-RW slot load N/A
Video Card Intel Integrated HD 4400 Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K1100M w/2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA Quadro K1100M w/2GB GDDR5
Battery 4 cell (47Wh) 9 cell (97Wh) Lithium Ion battery w/ExpressCharge 6 cell (61W) Lithium Ion battery 
Weight 3.6 lbs. 6.15 lbs. 4.15 lbs.
OS Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit) Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit) Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit)
Other Webcam, Microsoft Office, Clemson software Webcam, Microsoft Office, Clemson software Webcam, Microsoft Office, Clemson software
Description Popular, full performance, mainstream laptop Mobile Workstation, fast processor, discreet graphics Thin & light Mobile Workstation, multi-touch screen
  • All Dell 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.

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 (2.0GHz)

RAM 4 GB DDR3 1333MHz

8 GB DDR3 1333MHz

HardDrive 500GB 5400RPM 256GB SSD
Screen 13.3" WXGA 15.4" Retina
Video

Intel HD 4000 shared Graphics

Intel Iris Pro shared Graphics

Optical 8x SuperDrive DL n/a
  • All Apple laptops must include an Ethernet port or Ethernet dongle 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) 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: Recommended specifications for freshman laptops match those of the Dell E7440.

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.