Recommended Laptops

2024-2025 Laptop Recommendations by College/Major

To discuss custom-built devices or devices not listed on the recommended device lists, please contact the store, and we will be glad to help you place an order and receive your educational discounts.

 

 

Dell Lenovo Apple
Latitude 3450

Windows 11 Pro

256 GB Storage

16 GB RAM

Intel i5 Gen 13

Integrated Graphics

Starting at $1,199*

ThinkPad L13

Windows 11 Pro

256 GB Storage

8 GB RAM

AMD Ryzen 7 Pro

Integrated Graphics

Starting at $949

MacBook Air 13”

M2 Chip

8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU

8 GB Memory

256 GB Storage

Safeware

Starting at $1,168

 

Latitude 7450

Windows 11 Pro

512 GB Storage

16 GB RAM

Intel Core Ultra 5

Integrated Intel Graphics

Starting at $1,679*

 

ThinkPad T14

Windows 11 Pro

512 GB Storage

16 GB RAM

Intel Core Ultra 5

Integrated Graphics

Starting at $1,439

 

MacBook Air 15”

M2 Chip

8-Core CPU, 10-Core GPU

8 GB Memory

256 GB Storage

Safeware

Starting at $1,528

 

Precision 5690

Windows 11 Pro

512 GB Storage

32 GB Ram

Intel Core Ultra 7

NVIDIA RTX A1000

DDR5 6GB

Starting at $2,790*

 

ThinkPad P1

Windows 11 Pro

1 TB Storage

32 GB RAM

Intel Core i7 Gen 13

NVIDIA RTX A1000

DDR5 6GB

Starting at $2,599

 

MacBook Pro 14”

M3 Chip

8-Core CPU

10-Core GPU

8 GB Memory

512 GB Storage

Safeware

Starting at $1,828

*with rebate  

ThinkPad P1 (Arch.)

Windows 11 Pro

1 TB Storage

32 GB RAM

Intel Core i7 Gen 13

NVIDIA GeForce RTX

3070 Ti 12GB

Starting at $3,549

 

MacBook Pro 16”

M3 Pro Chip

12-Core CPU

18-Core GPU

18 GB Memory

512 GB Storage

Safeware

Starting at $2,701

Call ( 864-656-0404) or visit the store for details on current models.

 

There are upgraded versions of each model listed that are also recommended and available for purchase through the TigerTech Shop.

All Windows laptops include a four-year limited warranty and four-year accidental damage coverage; please see terms and conditions for details on each specific level of coverage.

 

TigerTech Shop also offers Safeware to students and includes it in the Apple laptop pricing above. Safeware is not required but highly recommended for additional protection. If you have purchased your Apple computer directly from Apple, you have 30 days upon receiving the laptop to purchase Safeware. Contact TigerTech Shop to arrange this purchase or inquire further.

Software is not pre-installed on computers purchased. All software is available on the CCIT software web page

https://ccit.clemson.edu/support/current-students/software-and-applications/

The new M1/M2/M3 processor iMac and MacBook cannot run the Windows operating system. If you are required to use Windows-only applications, you would have one option if you chose to use an Apple device. You will need to run the Clemson Citrix solution (driving a remote Windows computer in a window on your M1/M2/M3 Mac).

 

Parallels is not a Clemson-supported option.

Chromebooks and iPads are not a proper substitution for a primary laptop. TigerTech Shop does not provide hardware or software support for these devices.

Computers ordered online must be delivered to your home address. The Clemson University Post Office will not accept computer deliveries.

TigerTech Shop is an Authorized Dell campus reseller, Lenovo Campus Reseller as well as an Apple Authorized Campus Store for Clemson University.  Stop by to learn more about student, faculty, and staff education discounts.