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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 computer 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 31, 2016, 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 System Contents

Required Components

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

Computer Package—Total Price: $2,766.88

Compare to Retail: $3,636.87

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15" Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display

A groundbreaking Retina display. Powerful dual-core and quad-core Intel processors. Ultrafast flash storage. High-performance graphics. Great built-in apps. And the revolutionary new Force Touch trackpad and even longer battery life.¹ Whatever you can imagine, MacBook Pro with Retina display gives you the power to create.

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  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics and AMD Radeon R9 M370X
  • 512GB Ultrafast flash storage
  • Up to 9 hours of battery life²
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Force Touch trackpad

AppleCare Protection Plan

For up to three years from your computer's original purchase date, the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you direct, one-stop access to Apple's award-winning telephone technical support for questions about Apple hardware, Mac OS X, iLife, and iWork. And you get global repair coverage for your Mac, both parts and labor, through convenient service options.

Penny Stamps Art Loaner Program

If your computer requires check-in repair service at Computer Showcase, you'll 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 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!

Apple Thunderbolt Cable

Thunderbolt technology supports blazing-fast data transfer with two independent channels of 10Gbit/s each or up to 20 Gbps total.

Use the Apple Thunderbolt cable to:

  • connect your Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals to your new MacBook Pro
  • enable Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support Thunderbolt
  • use a new iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro equipped with Thunderbolt

Cable length: 6 feet 6 inches (2.0m)

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 that are not covered by the AppleCare warranty. Safeware covers 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.

Sleeves, Cases and Bags

Protect and carry your computer in your style from our selection of sleeves, cases and bags:

M-Logo Notebook Sleeve $34.00
Brenthaven Collins Notebook Sleeve
(available in indigo chambray and charcoal)
Speck SeeThru Satin Hard-shell Case
(available in clear, black, cabernet, harbor blue and nickel grey)
Mobile Edge ECO Messenger Bag
(available in olive, blue and black)
BookBook Rutledge Edition Case $65.00
Swissgear Legacy Backpack $79.00
Thule Crossover Backpack $99.00


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 2016". Unclaimed orders held for in-store pickup will be automatically cancelled after 5pm 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!

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