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Laptop Program: Purchasing Advice
Updated: 28 August 2020 09:17 AM

Where do I buy my Laptop?

Considering purchasing an Apple MacBook Pro?

Strong Recommendations: 

  • If you're considering the 13" MacBook Pro, if cost is the most important consideration, consider the base model. If you are looking to upgrade the RAM or SSD then consider the 2.0GHz model.
  • If you are in Industrial Design, Environmental Design, Material Art & Design, Digital Futures (Undergrad or Graduate), Integrated Media, Digital Painting and Expanded Animation or if you plan to run Windows software, we strongly recommend you consider Windows PC options.

Apple

Online: OCAD University Recommended Systems

Purchase your Apple MacBook Pro on our special OCAD University Recommended Systems Apple Storefront. All computers have Apple's educational discount.

In Person: Apple Store Eaton Centre

Simply show your OCAD U Student ID to get Apple Education Pricing at the Apple Store to a staff member, who can provide Apple Education pricing and useful advice.

220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1. (647) 258-0801. Driving directions and map (Links to an external site.)

Apple Store Eaton Centre

Dell Precision 5540, 5550, Precision 5750, Alienware m15, m17

Online: Dell Premier Page

We recommend you purchase your Dell from Dell at https://www.dell.com/en-ca or at one of the links below through our partner, CDW.ca. If you choose to purchase your computer directly from Dell, please ensure you purchase Dell ProSupport warranty at time of purchase: this is a fantastic professional warranty for your computer, and if you can afford it, accidental damage coverage. Dell ProSupport is included in the CDW.ca options below. 

Microsoft Surface Book 3

Online: Microsoft Store Online

This option is best for students who want to buy their Surface Book 3 because they live outside the Greater Toronto Area. Be sure to purchase a warranty from Microsoft and include accidental damage if you can afford it.

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