SAS Computing Apple Options List

  • Faculty & Staff

This table summarizes the standard options for new Apple computers provided through the SAS Computing allocations program for standing faculty (i.e. tenure track) only . If you are in a different type of position, please contact your local computing support provider (LSP) for information on how to get a computer.

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 13 (Ventura) and 14 (Sonoma)
(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 1 below table.)

 

Standard
13-inch

(Please see note 2 below table.)

Mid Range
15-inch

(Please see note 3 below table.)



High End
14-inch

(Please see note 4 below table.)

High End
16-inch

Model:

24-inch Apple iMac

13-inch
Apple MacBook Air

15-inch
Apple MacBook Air

14-inch
Apple MacBook Pro

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

October 2023

March 2024 November 2023
Approximate Weight:
(varies by configuration and manufacturing process)
9.75 lbs. 2.7 lbs. 3.3 lbs. 3.5 lbs.
(with M3 Pro 11-core processor).
4.7 lbs.
(with M3 Pro 12-core processor)
CPU: Apple M3 8-core Apple M3 8-core Apple M3 Pro 11-core Apple M3
Pro 12-core
Storage Size:
512 GB 512 GB
Storage Type: Solid State Drive (SSD) Solid State Drive (SSD)
Memory: 16 GB 16 GB 18 GB
Integrated Graphics: 8-core 10-core 10-core 14-core 18-core
Display size: Built-in 24-inch 13.6-inch 15.3-inch 14.2-inch 16.2-inch
Display Native Resolution: 4480 x 2520 2560 x 1664  2880 x 1864 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
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
(no Ethernet but an adapter can be provided if needed)

 

  • Three USB-C/USB-4/Thunderbolt 4
  • One MagSafe 3 power
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • One HDMI
  • SDXC card slot
(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.)

2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 3-4 weeks 2-4 weeks  
Additional Cost:

(Subject to change. Please check with us at time of order.)

N/A

$93

N/A $210 $510 $1,040
Some Possible Upgrades:

1 TB SSD = +$180

1 TB SSD = +$180
2 TB SSD (max) = +$540

1 TB SSD = +$180
2 TB SSD (max) = +$540

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

1 TB SSD = +180
2 TB SSD = +$540
4 TB SSD = $1,080
24 GB RAM (max) = +$180 24 GB RAM (max) = +$180

24 GB RAM (max) = +$180

36 GB RAM = +360 36 GB RAM = +$400

 

   
    

M3 Pro 12‑core CPU & 18‑core GPU = +$170

M3 Max 14‑core CPU & 30‑core GPU, which includes an upgrade to 36 GB RAM = +870

M3 Max 14‑core CPU & 30‑core GPU, which includes an upgrade to 36 GB RAM = +720

M3 Max 16‑core CPU & 40‑core GPU, which includes an upgrade to 48 GB RAM = +$1,220

There are many other configurations available. Please work with your LSP if you want to consider others not presented here.

 

Notes

  1. Higher end desktop computers with separate larger displays are available. Please contact your local computing support providerfor more information

  2. If you don't want to wait for one of the newest models with an M3 processor to arrive, we do have in stock a few of the previous model, that have an M2 processor. For more information, please contact allocations@sas.upenn.edu.

  3. The 15-inch MacBook Air has a similar configuration to the 13-inch. Some people prefer the larger screen despite the added weight, but if you mostly work in the office and at home, an external monitor in each location may be preferable. Please contact your  local computing support provider for more information

  4. There is a $170 cheaper option with an M3 (not Pro) processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 2 instead of 3 USB-C ports. It requires a $340 instead of $510 charge to your faculty research funds or other Penn account. Please contact your local computing support provider for more information

     

Further Information

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

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