2013-2014 Technology Guidelines for the College of Design

The College of Design and the University of Minnesota Bookstores M Tech Computer Store have teamed up to provide students with the technology they need to succeed in the classroom with special academic savings.

College of Design majors can select from one of the following bundles to fulfill their required technology recommendations. These bundles may be purchased at the M Tech Store located in the U of M Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, the U of M Bookstore located in the St. Paul Student Center, or online from www.mtech.umn.edu by selecting your desired bundle from the links below.

Mac Option

 
Macintosh
15-inch MacBook Pro

MD1031LL/A
2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB GDDRS memory
8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 SRDAM 2x4GB
500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
$1,909.00
4-year Warranty with Accidental Damage Coverage $349.00
500GB LaCie Rugged Mini hard drive 89.95
Total Academic Price for Package $2,347.95
Plus, receive a $200 M Tech Gift Card with this package $2,347.95
 

PC Option

14-inch Dell Latitude E6430
3.0GHz 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3540M processor
NVIDIA NVS 5200M 1GB GDDRS memory
8GB 1600MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
14-inch HD (1366x768) A nti-Glare LED-backli
Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit OS

$1599.00
3-year Warranty with Accidental Damage Coverage

Included

 

500GB LaCie Rugged Mini hard drive $89.95
MS Office 365 4-Yr University Subscription $69.99
Total Academic Price for Package $1758.94
Plus, receive a $100 M Tech Gift Card with this package  
   

Recommended Options for Mac or PC

CS6 Design & Web Premium for Mac & Windows $349.00
HP OfficeJet 7110 Wide Format Printer $209.95

Tax Exempt Information

Students in the following academic programs in the College of Design (College of Liberal Arts for the Architecture BA students) who are listed as Architecture or Interior Design majors are required to purchase a computer because they have been prescribed for use by the college faculty.

  • Architecture (BDA, BA, BS): PC or Mac
  • Pre-Graphic Design & Graphic Design: Mac
  • Interior Design (after successfully passing portfolio review): PC or Mac

Students who are required to purchase a computer for their program may purchase their systems from the M Tech Computer Store at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union. Students will be exempted from the 7.775% Minnesota State Sales Tax. To be eligible for the tax exempt status, students must be able to confirm their enrollment status in the College of Design.