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Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Computer System Required Purchase

The Stamps School of Art & Design requires entering students to purchase a specific computer package. All items in this package are available for purchase at Computer Showcase, your U-M owned and operated technology store.

We offer below-retail academic pricing and the convenient option of billing the purchase to your student account. Order your package online by July 30, 2017, and choose Student Account Billing as your payment option, and we’ll ship your order to you at no cost.

See Payment and Pickup/Delivery details below.

Art & Design Computer Package

The administration of the Stamps School of Art & Design requires the following core package components to support your academic work in the program.

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Computer Package: Total Price: $2,976.88

Compare to Retail: $4,197.83

MacBook Pro (15-inch) with Touch Bar
Available in space gray or silver. When ordering, please select your package based on your preferred color; all other package components are identical.

The new MacBook Pro is razor-thin, featherlight, and now even faster and more powerful than before. It has the brightest, more colorful Mac notebook display. And it features up to 10 hours of battery life. It's a notebook built for the work you do every day. Ready to go anywhere a great idea takes you.

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  • 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB GDDR5 memory+Intel HD Graphics 630
  • 512GB PCIe-based flash storage
  • 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad


AppleCare+ for Mac extends your coverage to three years from the original purchase date of your Mac and adds up to two incidents of accident damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage, plus applicable tax. In addition, you’ll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts via chat or phone.

Penny Stamps Art Loaner Program

If your computer requires check-in repair service at Computer Showcase, you receive a machine of the same specifications for your use. In addition, labor costs will be covered in full for any repairs not covered by your warranty.

Adobe Creative Cloud

This Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition membership gives you access to every Adobe Creative Suite 6 desktop application, plus online services and other new apps as they're released. With your subscription—highly discounted for education—you get all the latest tools for creating stunning posters, websites, apps, presentations, and much more. You also get cloud-based tools and capabilities that make it easy to share ideas and works-in-progress with fellow students or educators. More info on Creative Cloud

Note: This product is a 12-month pre-paid subscription.

Office365 Education 4-Year Subscription

Office 365 Education (available at no cost to U-M students) includes the latest Office applications, which you can install on up to 5 devices. Computer Showcase personal set-up assistance included!

HyperDrive 5-in-1 USB-C Hub

Slim and compact, this durable aluminum hub expands a single USB-C port into:

  • USB-C (charging)
  • SDXC
  • microSDXC
  • USB 3.0 (2x)

This allows you to connect printers and other peripherals as well as transfer content from memory cards. Plus, the USB Type-C port features a pass-through design, so you can charge your system.

Recommended Items

The Stamps School of Art & Design and Computer Showcase recommend considering the following products to protect your investment and facilitate your work over the course of your academic career.

Safeware 4-Year Protection Plan
Showcase Price: $379.00
This plan includes accidental damage coverage for drops, spills, submersion and cracked screens which are not covered by the AppleCare warranty. Safeware provides 100% parts and labor for 4 years from the original purchase date up to the price of the computer.

2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Showcase Price: $119.00
This portable hard drive installs easily by plugging in a single USB cord. You can start saving your digital files to this external hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box. Its small size is great for portability and its fast transfer rate is perfect for file storage.

USB-C to USB Adapter
Showcase Price: $19.00
Connect many of your standard USB accessories—including flash drives and cameras—sync/charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Showcase Price: $29.00
Where wireless connectivity is inconsistent, overextended, or even non-existent, this adapter allows you to connect seamlessly and with confidence.

USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Showcase Price: $49.00
Connect Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices—external hard drives and displays, for example—to your MacBook Pro.

USC-C to HDMI Adapter
Showcase Price: $35.00
Connect an HDMI display or projector and harness the video capabilities of your USB-C connection to deliver the astonishing quality of Ultra HD to your 4K display.

USB-C 4-port Hub with 4K HDMI
Showcase Price: $59.00
Turns your single USB-C port into 4 ports: HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, and USB Type-C with Power Delivery.

Cases and Bags
Protect and carry your computer in your style from our selection of cases and bags:

Manhattan Empire II Briefcase $26.00
Speck Smartshell Case
(available in black and clear)
Mobile Edge ECO Messenger Bag
(available in olive, blue and black)
Case Logic Huxon Backpack $69.00
Ogio Circuit Backpack $79.00
Swissgear Legacy Backpack $79.00
Liz Deluxe Tote $89.00
Incase City Backpack $99.00
STM Goods Grace Backpack $99.00

Beyond these recommended accessories, Computer Showcase also offers tech peripherals and accessories—the products you need for productivity, security, mobility—and food for your inner geek. If you’d like to shop our full catalog and add additional products, simply reply to your order confirmation message with details, and we’ll work with you to customize your order.

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We offer two options for charging your purchase:

Student Account Billing

Credit Card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover)

Payment is processed when we transfer the products to you. If you pick up your order at the Showcase, then we’ll take payment information at the counter. If you would like your order shipped, then we will contact you by phone for payment information prior to shipping. For your own security, please do not send any credit card information via email.


Visit the Showcase location you selected during your selected pickup week.

You will need to:


Place your online order by July 31 and have your items shipped for the convenience of direct-to-your-door delivery! We ship via UPS Ground.

Shipping Fees are calculated as 2% of the pre-tax value of the order and include insurance.

Customers billing to student account will have their shipping charges waived.

If you request shipping, we will email your U-M email account within two business days to finalize your order. Once all products are available to ship, we will contact you by phone to collect payment information. We regret that we are unable to ship outside of the continental United States or to P.O. boxes.


Pre-orders can be cancelled without penalty at any time prior to payment. If you need to change or cancel your order, simply reply to your order confirmation message or send email from your U-M email account to computer.showcase@umich.edu with the subject line: "Art Sale 2017". Unclaimed orders held for in-store pickup will be automatically cancelled after 5 p.m. on Friday of the requested pickup week.

Product Availability & Updates

We work hard to keep all products in stock; however, vendor supply and shipping issues are sometimes out of our control. In cases of short stock supply, priority is given to students who pre-order, so we recommend ordering as soon as you know what you need.

The Showcase strives to provide the lowest possible price to students and will offer promotional pricing whenever available. Some products may have listed prices for a limited time. We encourage you to buy while promotional pricing is available.

Our vendor partners typically begin offering new products in late spring and continue throughout the summer. It is not unusual for us to experience midsummer product changes. If a vendor announces a change between the time you place your order and the time you pick it up, your pricing will not increase. Also, we will work with you to make sure you get the item(s) you want. We encourage you to place a pre-order knowing that substitutions are possible!