Laptop Requirements

Student Computer Purchase Program – 2020
Recommended Computer Configurations by Major


Design & Fine Arts

13” MacBook Pro 
Touch Bar & Touch ID

  • Retina Display with True Tone
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 10th Gen Processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
  • 16GB 3733 MHz Memory
  • 1TB SSD Storage Drive
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Bundle Price – $2,825


Animation & Motion Media & Digital Filmmaking

16” MacBook Pro
Touch Bar & Touch ID

  • Retina Display with True Tone
  • 2.3GHz eight-core Intel Core i9, 9th Gen Processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
  • 16GB 2666MHz memory
  • 1TB SSD Storage Drive
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4GB graphics
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Bundle Price – $3,595


Illustration & Photography

16” MacBook Pro
Touch Bar & Touch ID

  • Retina Display with True Tone
  • 2.6GHz six-core Intel Core i7, 9th Gen Processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • 16GB 2666MHz memory
  • 1TB SSD Storage Drive
  • Radeon Pro 5300 Graphics with 4GB memory
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Bundle Price – $3,385


If you are an Interdisciplinary or Visual Effects major, have purchased a laptop in the last two years, or are hoping to use a Windows machine instead, please reach out to lucadcomputing@lesley.edu to discuss further.

Lesley University has a laptop program through Micros Northeast which offers the following benefits:

  • An extended warranty of 3 years including spills and drops
  • A walk-in repair service located at the IT Help Desk on campus,
  • Where loaner machines are available if needed during warranty repairs
  • Optional trade-ins available for newer models during the 4 years you are in school

For more information, click here.