Buying an Apple Computer

The primary goal of Baseline is to recommend the best possible systems that meet the end-user requirements for students, faculty, and staff and, at the same time, keep the total cost of ownership of these systems low. Together with these recommended systems, we build a standard set of productivity and communication client software tools called the Desktop Service Software (DSS). By implementing Baseline hardware and software standards, CSULA can enable its students, faculty, and staff to communicate and collaborate easily and can also reduce support and training costs.

You, as faculty ordering workstations for the University, are advised to familiarize yourselves with the Administrative Procedure for Information Technology Procurement Approval (No. 609) and the spending deadlines set by the Procurement Office. Below you will find specifications for the basic level of machines - Baseline for  Apple Macintosh desktop and notebook computers.  Apple can be found at the vendor contact list,  http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/procurement/vendinfo.php

Computer prices are very dynamic, this price information is provided for planning purposes, but you should contact the vendors for current prices since the price can change daily. It is recommended that you select an Apple baseline configuration, contact the sales representative. Users should then prepare a requisition and attach the faxed purchased quote from the vendor.

California State University has an Apple Store for Faculty, Staff and Students where they can make a purchase for themselves or the department.

View the summary of pre-configured systems in the table below and then create your own profile to enter the Apple Store.

Summary of Pre-configured Systems

Baseline Desktop Baseline Notebook Baseline "Air"

iMac

  • 8 GB 1600MHx DDR3 - 2 DIMM
  • Wired Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
  • 21.5" Display
  • 2.7GHZ Quad Core i5
  • 1TB Serial ATA Drive @5400 rpm
  • Iris Pro Integrated 1 GB
  • Mac OS X included
  • Accessory Kit

APP for iMac - Auto Enrollment

MacBook Pro 2.7GHz i5, turbo boost to 3.1GHz  (13.3" with Retina display)

  • 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 - 2 DIMM
  • 256 GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • 2.7Ghz Dual-Core i5
  • Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
  • 13.3-inch TFT Display
  • Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • Accessory Kit

STM Education Backpack
APP for PowerBook w/o Display - Auto Enroll

MacBook Air 1.6GHz i5

(13.3" with Retina display)

  • 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 - 2 DIMM
  • 256 GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • 1.6Ghz Dual-Core i5
  • Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
  • 13.3-inch TFT Display
  • Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • Accessory Kit

STM Education Backpack
APP for PowerBook w/o Display - Auto Enroll

The login ID for the Apple Store is your calstatela.edu email address (e.g. juser@calstatela.edu) with a standard password you create only for the Apple Store. If you are asked for a group id, it is 71137. Setting up of an ID involves receiving response emails and will not work if you use an email address other than calstatela.edu email address.

For university purchases you'll need to indicate whether you are a purchaser (meaning you are management and have P.O. signature approval) or proposer (for which you'll need to input your manager's email address).

Apple Store Login or set up your account at myaccess.apple.com.