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

Online ordering extended through August 19

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. Online ordering has been extended through Monday, August 19. This custom-configured MacBook Pro is special order, so please allow 10-14 business days for your computer to arrive. The sooner you place your order, the more likely it is that you will have your computer before the first day of classes. The Art & Design computer package will not be available to purchase in the store if you have not placed an order.

When you order, we strongly recommend choosing in-store pickup at one of our on-campus locations, especially if you are coming from out of state. Computer Showcase will be open during Move-In (August 28–30) and over the Labor Day weekend (August 31–September 2), so you can pick up your order and anything else you need before classes begin.

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.

Computer Package—Total Price: $2,997

Compare to Retail: $4,387

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.

MacBook Pro has new ninth-generation 6-core Intel processors. Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz. A brilliant and colorful Retina display with True Tone technology for a more true-to-life viewing experience. The latest Apple-designed keyboard. And the versatile Touch Bar for more ways to be productive. It’s Apple’s most powerful notebook. Pushed even further.

Show Computer Specifications

  • 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • 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
  • 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • 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—funded by the School of Art & Design and 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.

Office365 Education 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!

Satechi USB-C Multi-Port Hub

The Satechi Slim Type-C Multi-Port Adapter V2 seamlessly combines your essential ports into a sleek, compact device for expansion ports on-the-go. Small but powerful, the adapter adds a micro/SD card reader, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 4K HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, all from a single USB-C port. Keep it stationed on your desktop or take it with you on-the-go, with a slim profile designed for maximum portability.

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.

Wacom Intuos M with Bluetooth
Showcase Price: $199.00

A pen tablet designed entirely around your passion, the Wacom Intuos gives you all the tools you need to enhance your creativity. And its versatility and ease-of-use means you can customize Wacom Intuos to fit your own way of working. Whether you love to draw manga art, paint digital watercolors or retouch your photos, you can tailor the pen tablet to suit your style, your way.

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.

Master Lock Bluetooth Padlock
Showcase Price: $49.00

Use your smartphone to open your lock with the free app or gain access using the directional code on lock keypad. Share access with others temporarily or permanently with 24/7 access or limitations on days or nights with the ability to monitor access history and receive tamper alerts. Low battery notification and reminder on both the padlock and app as well as battery jump for access if battery dies while locked.

128GB USB-A to USB-C duo flash drive
Showcase Price: $59.00

Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C has a dual interface that works with both standard USB and USB-C ports. It's an ideal way to provide extra storage for the latest smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs, which may have limited expansion ports, and it's easier than sharing files via online services. It's plug-and-play and fast, and it has a rotating cap to protect the reversible USB-C connector.

Kingston Canvas SD Cards
Showcase Price: $9.00-$30.00

Kingston's Canvas Select microSD cards are designed to be reliable, making it ideal for filming in HD and shooting high-resolution photos. You can be confident that your memories will be safe when documenting life's adventures on your Android smartphone or point-and-shoot camera. It's available in multiple capacities, to provide plenty of space to capture an entire trip. Kingston Canvas cards are tested to be durable, so you can take them anywhere with the confidence that your photos, videos and other data will be protected, even in harsh or unstable conditions.

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.

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
Case Logic Sleeve $29.00
Solo New York Duane Hybrid Briefcase Backpack $54.00
Targus Newport Backpack
(available in black and navy blue)
Incase City Backpack $99.00
STM Goods Grace Backpack $99.00

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

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:


We recommend pickup for orders placed after July 31, 2019; however, you can choose to 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 2019". 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!

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