Recommended Technology

Computer Recommendations

Check apple.com/education for the most current computer options and configurations. Visit Hammes Bookstore in the Eck Center or shop on-line for potentially the best education discount on Apple products.

Best: 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • Memory option: Choose more memory before a faster processor; this laptop cannot be upgraded later
  • Processor option: Choose the fastest processor that fits in your budget
Better: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • Smaller and lighter
  • Memory option: Choose more memory before a faster processor; this laptop cannot be upgraded later
  • Processor option: Choose the fastest processor that fits in your budget
Good, smaller and more economical: 13” MacBook Air
  • Lower resolution display
  • Memory option: Choose more memory; this laptop cannot be upgraded later

Software Recommendations

The Adobe’s Creative Cloud is at greatly reduced educational prices from adobe.com/education. Creative Cloud comes with most every product Adobe offers including the software titles used commonly in visual communication design courses: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and After Effects.

 

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