SAS Computing Apple Options List

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This table summarizes the standard options for new Apple computers provided through the SAS Computing allocations process for standing faculty only.

Current technology presents cost and performance trade-offs that should be reviewed with your local computing support provider (LSP) to ensure that you choose the computer that will best meet your requirements. The computer options below reflect a range of possible choices. If none of them provide the configuration you require, your LSP can help you choose a customized configuration.

Apple Options

Apple Mac Operating System 10.17 (Monterey)
(Please see Supported Desktop Operating Systems for more information.)

Please see SAS Computing Standard Software List for the list of standard software installed on Allocation computers.


Differences between the desktop options are highlighted in red.

Differences between the laptop options are highlighted in blue

 

  

Desktop

Laptop

Standard -
24-inch

High End -
24-inch

(Please see note below table.)

Standard -
13-inch

High End
14-inch

High End
16-inch

Model:

24-inch Apple iMac

13-inch
Apple MacBook Air

14-inch
Apple MacBook Pro

16-inch
Apple MacBook Pro
Month/Year Apple Last Revised:

April 2021

July 2022 October 2021
Approximate Weight: 10 lbs. 2.7 lbs. 3.5 lbs. 4.7 lbs.
CPU: Apple M1 8-core

Apple M2 8-core

Apple M1 Pro 8-core Apple M1
Pro 10-core
Storage Size:
512 GB 512 GB
Storage Type: Solid State Drive (SSD) Solid State Drive (SSD)
Memory: 16 GB (Maximum for model) 16 GB
Graphics: Apple integrated 7-core Apple integrated 8-core Apple integrated 8-core Apple integrated 14-core Apple integrated 16-core
Display size: Built-in 24-inch 13.6-inch 14.2-inch 16-inch
Display Native Resolution: 4480 x 2520 2560 x 1664  3024 x 1964 3456 x 2234

Ports:

Two USB-C/USB-4/Thunderbolt 4

Gigabit Ethernet

Power
Two USB-C/USB-4/Thunderbolt 4

Two USB-A/USB-3

Gigabit Ethernet

Power
Two USB-C/USB-4/Thunderbolt 4

One MagSafe 3 power

(no Ethernet but an adapter can be provided if needed)
Three USB-C/USB-4/Thunderbolt 4

One HDMI

One MagSafe 3 power

(no Ethernet but an adapter can be provided if needed)
Misc: Wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, and webcam Backlit keyboard, webcam, and carrying case.
Lead Time:
(May vary. Please check with us at time of order.)
Usually 1-3 weeks but currently wait time is until 9/5/2022 at the earliest due to supply chain issues. (If you need a loaner computer while waiting, please ask your local support provider to submit a request for one.) 2-3 months 2-4 weeks  2-3 months 2-4 months
Additional Cost:
(Subject to change. Please check with us at time of order.)
N/A

$93

N/A $420 $950
Some Possible Upgrades:

1 TB SSD = +$180
(If you choose this upgrade, the wait time increases.)

1 TB SSD = +$180
2 TB SSD = +$540
1 TB SSD = +$180
2 TB SSD = +$540

1 TB SSD = +$180
2 TB SSD = +$540

1 TB SSD = +$200
2 TB SSD = +$560

24 GB RAM = +$180

32 GB RAM = +$360

32 GB RAM = +$360
10-core CPU & 8-core GPU = +$100

10-core CPU & 14-Core GPU = +$180

10-core CPU & 16-Core GPU = +$270

M1 Max with 10-core CPU & 24-core GPU = +$450

M1 Max with 10-core CPU & 24-core GPU = +$180

Please Note: Higher end desktop computers with separate larger displays are available. Please contact your local computing support provider for more information

Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Computer Allocations Manager, Sarah Nachmias, at (215) 898-0589 or allocations@sas.upenn.edu.

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