2017-2018 College of Design Technology Guidelines

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 computers to meet the College of Design technology recommendations. These computers may be purchased at the M Tech Computer 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 computer from the links below.

Apple MacBook Pro Requirements

MacBook Pro, 15-inch (Silver)

2.5GHz quad-core i7, 256GB

Processor: 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel
Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
Memory: 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Storage: 265GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Force Touch Trackpad

Keyborad: Backlit/English

$1,989.00

CPS 3-Year Accidental Damage Warranty (Under $2000)

  • 3-year 100% comprehensive parts and labor coverage
  • Hassle free claims system
  • 12,000 nationwide authorized service centers
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Zero deductible
  • Genuine Apple of PC parts for any and all repairs
Please note that if CPS is not purchased on the same order as the computer, you must bring the computer to the M Tech Store in Coffman for inspection before purchasing a CPS extended warranty.



$249.00
Installing Windows via Bootcamp $75.00
Windows 10 Pro Installatio $179.00

Adobe Creative Cloud 12-month Subscription

  • Creative Cloud 12 Month Subscription includes:
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Edge Tools & Services
  • Adobe Flash Professional
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Story Plus 
$239.88
 

MacBook Pro, 15-inch
with Touch Bar (Space Gray)

2.6GHZ quad-core

i7, 512GB

Processor: 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
Memory: 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage: 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Graphics: Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB GDDR5 + Intel HD Graphics 630
Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports
Force Touch Trackpad
Touch Bar and Touch ID

Keyboard: Backlit/English

$2429.00
CPS 3-Year Accidental Damage Warranty (Under $3000)
  • 3-year 100% comprehensive parts and labor coverage
  • Hassle free claims system
  • 12,000 nationwide authorized service centers
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Zero deductible
  • Genuine Apple of PC parts for any and all repairs
Please note that if CPS is not purchased on the same order as the computer, you must bring the computer to the M Tech Store in Coffman for inspection before purchasing a CPS extended warranty.
$299.00
Installing Windows via Bootcamp $75.00

Windows 10 Pro Installation

$179.00
Adobe Creative Cloud for Mac- 12 month subscription
  • Creative Cloud 12 Month Subscription includes:
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Edge Tools & Services
  • Adobe Flash Professional
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Story Plus 

$239.88

Mobile Precision 5520*

15.6-inch Dell Precision 5520
Intel Core i5-7300 (Quad Core 2.5GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo 6MB 45W
Intel HD Graphics 630
16GB, DDr4-2400MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMMS
M.2 PCIe 256GB DDS Class 40
Nvidia Quadro M1200w/4GB GDDR5
6-cell Lithium Ion Battery

15.6-inch UltraSharp FHD IPS (1920x1080 LCD)
$1599.00

CPS 3-Year Accidental Damage Warranty (Under $2000)

  • 3-year 100% comprehensive parts and labor coverage
  • Hassle free claims system
  • 12,000 nationwide authorized service centers
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Zero deductible
  • Genuine Apple of PC parts for any and all repairs
Please note that if CPS is not purchased on the same order as the computer, you must bring the computer to the M Tech Store in Coffman for inspection before purchasing a CPS extended warranty.
$249.00
Adobe Creative Cloud 12-month Subscription
  • Creative Cloud 12 Month Subscription includes:
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Edge Tools & Services
  • Adobe Flash Professional
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Story Plus 
$239.88

*Dell Back-to-School Offer: Beginning in June, students will receive $150.00 cash back with every Dell Computer purchase over $799.00. In order to qualify, the student will simply have to register their computer with Dell and provide proof of purchase. Once registered, Dell will send the student a check back in the amount of $150.00.


Tax Exempt Information

Students in the following academic programs in the College of Design are required to purchase a computer because they have been prescribed for use by the College faculty.

  • Pre-Architecture and Architecture (BDA & BS): PC or Mac
  • Pre-Graphic Design & Graphic Design: Mac
  • Interior Design (after sucessfully 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 (a $152.00 to $186.00 savings). To be eligible for the tax exempt status, students must be able to confirm their enrollment in the College of Design.