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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.

Online ordering for the 2018–2019 academic year has now closed; please visit one of our stores or check with your program for assistance.

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: $2,963.00
Compare to Retail: $4,472.47

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 has 6-core Intel Core processors for up to 70 percent faster compute speeds. A brilliant and colorful Retina display featuring True Tone technology for a more true-to-life viewing experience. And the versatile Touch Bar for more ways to be productive. It’s Apple’s most powerful notebook. Pushed even further.

Computer Specifications

  • 2.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
  • Radeon Pro 555 with 4GB GDDR5 memory + Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 512GB solid state drive
  • 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 onboard memory
  • Built-in 83.6-watt-hour lithium polymer battery for up to 10 hours of battery life
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports


Every Mac comes with a one-year limited warranty and 90 days of telephone technical support. 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 4-Year Subscription

This Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition membership—available exclusively to Stamps students—gives you the entire collection of Adobe desktop and mobile apps, from essentials like Photoshop CC to next generation tools like Adobe XD CC. With your subscription, 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.

U-M Microsoft Office 365 4-Year Subscription

U-M Microsoft Office 365 (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!

HooToo Shuttle USB-C Hub

More ports, more power. Expand your MacBook Pro with the HooToo Shuttle, a charging port that has everything you need:

  • USB-C power delivery (charging)
  • 4K HDMI output
  • SD memory card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
  • USB 3.0 (3x)

This allows you to connect peripherals as well as transfer content from memory cards.

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

Safeware provides 100% parts and labor for 4 years from the original purchase date up to the price of the computer. This provides you an additional year of coverage beyond AppleCare+ for Mac, plus no deductible for accidental damage coverage caused by drops, spills, submersion, and cracked screens.

Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Showcase Price: $89.00

The portable Seagate Expansion External 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.

Kingston DataTraveler 128GB microDuo 3C

Showcase Price: $59.00

The ultra-small Kingston DataTraveler flash drive provides storage in a small, convenient form factor with dual interface that accommodates both USB-A and USB-C ports.

USB-C to USB Adapter

Showcase Price: $19.00

Connect many of your standard USB accessories—including flash drives and cameras—with this USB-C to USB Adapter. 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 USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter allows you to connect seamlessly and with confidence.

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
Manhattan Empire II Briefcase $26
Case Logic Sleeve $29
Speck Smartshell Case (available in black or clear) $44
Booq Superslim Briefcase $60
Ogio Circuit Backpack $79
Booq Daypack $80
Liz Deluxe Tote $89
Incase City Backpack $99
STM Goods Grace Backpack $99
Booq Boa Squeeze Backpack $130
Booq Cobra Squeeze Backpack $195
Booq Shock Pro Backpack with Camera Storage $195

Computer Showcase offers a wide variety of tech gear and peripherals beyond these recommended 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.


We offer two options for charging your purchase:

Student Account Billing

One significant advantage of billing the order to your student account is that the Office of Financial Aid will receive notification of your purchase and approve financial aid alternate loan applications to pay for your order, if applicable. The amount you owe, after financial aid has been applied, will appear on your Student Statement of Account by October 2018. Please note that purchases charged to student account are non-refundable.

If you pay for your purchase with student account, we will waive any shipping fees (for orders shipped in the continental US).

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 August 21, 2018, 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 who bill 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.


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 2018". 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 an order knowing that substitutions are possible!