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SHOULD I BUY AN APPLE M1 SILICON MAC TODAY? THREE OPTIONS EXPLORED OUR CURRENT RECOMMENDATION (AS OF NOVEMBER 2020) NOT RECOMMENDED. WE CURRENTLY OFFER NO SUPPORT FOR APPLE M1 SILICON MACBOOK PROS. WHY? * Many applications do not have Big Sur support including Techsmith Capture * Adobe Creative Cloud is not officially supported on Apple M1 Sili...
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE A LAPTOP? If your computer meets these requirements, we recommend that you wear it out, and when it comes time to replace it, replace it _with a model we recommend_ [https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/307/hardware]. If you're not sure, consult the Laptop Help Desk. If you already have a laptop, we ...
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...
The 13" MacBook Pro is _only recommended as a bare minimum_ for the following programs: Advertising, BA Visual & Critical Studies, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies, Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications, Design for Health, Drawing & Painting, First Year Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Indigenous Visual Culture...
BEST 16" MACBOOK PRO 2.3GHZ 8-CORE PROCESSOR 1TB STORAGE AMD RADEON PRO 5500M * 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz * 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory * AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory * 1TB SSD storage * 16-inch Retina display with True Tone * Four Thunderbolt 3 ports * Touch Bar and T...
Recommended PC Laptops: Dell Precision and Alienware and Microsoft Surface Book 3 * DELL XPS 13 * SURFACE BOOK 3 13.5 * SURFACE BOOK 3 15 * DELL PRECISION 5540, 5550 * DELL ALIENWARE M15 DELL PRECISION 5540, 5550, ALIENWARE M15, XPS 13: DELL PREMIER PAGE [HTTPS://WWW.DELL.CA/OCAD] MICROSOFT SURFACE BOOK 3 [HTTPS://WWW.MICRO...
Purchasing an Apple Refurbished laptop is a great option for saving money on your next computer. They are backed by Apple's standard 1-year warranty and are typically as good as buying a brand new machine. https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/refurbished/mac [https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/refurbished/mac] [https://apple.sjv.io/c/1403088/591637/7636]
From time to time, people damage computers. Damage is expensive, not covered by Apple's warranties nor OCAD University's insurance, and hence why we ask that Borrowers take full responsibility for equipment [http://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/it/Borrowers-Responsibilities.pdf] at OCAD U, and this applies to all faculty, students and staff. WHAT CAN I ...
Faculty are able to have their personally owned laptop imaged by the Laptop Help Desk [http://www.ocadu.ca/services/it/service-catalog/Laptop-Program-Help-Desk.htm]. SECURITY This service is useful for updating your operating system, and encrypting the contents to secure institutional, confidential data and gaining access to Windows or special softw...
If you are coming to OCADU, more than likely, _YOU WILL NEED A LAPTOP. _ This page is designed to help you make some decisions and provide information about laptops at OCADU. SHOULD I BUY A NEW LAPTOP OR USE MY EXISTING LAPTOP? Generally-speaking, if you already own a computer, we recommend first evaluating how it performs against the type of wo...
BACKUP YOUR DATA Every year, we have at least two or more Fourth Year Thesis students with lost projects and unrecoverable data. PLEASE DO NOT BE THIS PERSON. ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST TWO COPIES OF YOUR DATA IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES IN CASE ONE IS LOST OR CORRUPTED. * Use an external storage device to back up your files using Time Machine [https://s...
Prior to contacting Dell Support please make sure you have your Service Tag number handy. Click here to learn where to find your computers service tag. [http://www.dell.ca/support/contents/us/en/04/article/Product-Support/Self-support-Knowledgebase/locate-service-tag/Notebook] Users who are experiencing hardware issues with their Dell laptop can co...
CONGRATULATIONS FOR COMPLETING YOUR STUDIES AT OCAD UNIVERSITY! Now that you have finished school, you become an esteemed alumni of OCAD U. As an alumni, you no longer pay fees in the Laptop Program, and we no longer provide support for your computer or software. Which also means that sadly, we're not able to assist you as we will turn our attention ...
Students are always looking for lower cost options to purchasing a new computer, and purchasing a used laptop is sometimes a cost effective option depending on the age and wear and tear on the machine, and whether it is still covered by the manufacturer's warranty. PITFALLS OF PURCHASING USED LAPTOPS * You cannot inspect whether a laptop has incu...
Laptop Program Students can borrow a loaner laptop from IT Services if their personally owned laptop is out for repairs or has been stolen. Students are bound to the Equipment Loan Guidelines [http://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/it/Borrowers-Responsibilities.pdf]. Laptops are borrowed from the AV Help Desk (room 343) after authorization is provided by ...
BASIC MAC TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS A number of issues you may be experiencing with your Mac can be resolved by performing an SMC [HTTPS://SUPPORT.APPLE.COM/EN-US/HT201295] and PRAM [HTTPS://SUPPORT.APPLE.COM/EN-CA/HT204063] reset. These two resets WILL NOT erase any of your data - they simply reset how the components in your computer talk to each other. ...