20 New MacBook Laptops for Check Out

September 29th, 2011

Check out the MacBook laptops for up to 4 hours from HSS 127. You will need  your current SF State student ID. You can access the campus wireless network using your student email account login. You will be responsible for loss or stolen computers.

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MacBook Specifications

• 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor; 3MB shared level 2 chache

• 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM

• 250GB 5400-rpm hard drive

• 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display; 1280 by 800 pixels

• NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

• Built-in iSight video camera

• 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

• MiniDisplay Port

•Two USB 2.0 ports

• Optical digital audio output/analog 11M out built-in stereo speakers

• Built-in 10/ 100/ 1000BASE-T Ethernet

• Built-in AirPort Extreme wireless (802.11 n)3 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

• Preinstalled Mac OS X and ilife

• Size and weight: 13.00 by 9.12 by 1.08 inches (33.03 by 23.17 by 2.74 em); 4.7 pounds (2.1311gt’

• Meets ENERGY STAR requirements

Default printer: LIB-Stu Wireless printers (HSS127 & ANNEXII)

Browsers: Safari, Chrome, Firefox
Productivity Software: Adobe Reader, Office 2011 (Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint)
Fun: iLIfe11 (iMovie,iPhoto, Garageband, iSquint), GoogleEarth
FTP: Fetch, Fugu, Filezilla
A/V Players: Quicktime, iTune, VLC, WMV
CD/DVD Burner: Burn
Zip: Stuffit Expander

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mike  |  September 30th, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Why are we wasting money on new laptops when our tuition is through the roof? Thanks for wasting more of our tax dollars and hiking up the prices of school. You folks should be ashamed.

  • 2. Brian Larsen  |  October 6th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I actually appreciate the additional laptops. As a financial aid recipient I am not able to have both laptop and home computer, I siumply do not have the funds. This will enable me to complete some assignments and the like, while on campus. I only hope there is enough of them. Have you considered a a larger window of time to use them

  • 3. Crystal  |  October 7th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Mike, I think this is a great resource for students. For those of us in the media department, there are a lot of programs that run only on the mac operating system, and sometimes there’s not enough open lab hours to finish assignments. For those of us who do not have our own $1,000 MacBook, this is an invaluable asset.

    Thanks, SFSU.

  • 4. Mike  |  October 10th, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Hey mike, do you know how finances work? They were probably donated to the school or the money was procured through a grant. I doubt this came out of the general operations fund.

  • 5. Alex  |  October 12th, 2011 at 5:13 am

    I think both Mike and Cystal have good points but I don’t think they came out of schools general operations fund. I think it great for students on financial aid or in the media department who limited open lab hours to finish there homework.

  • 6. t_cat  |  November 12th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    i only own a PC, and the additional new macs definitely help me do some of the work that my PC isn’t capable of, like CutPro, iMovie, Celtix, et al. needless to say, my tuition (if they used it for these) is worth it.

  • 7. Xavier  |  November 19th, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I’m a pc too. I’d make the switch to mac if they supported more of the software I use. Just another case of learning pc first and not wanting to change.

  • 8. Mike  |  December 16th, 2011 at 10:20 am

    These were NOT donated to the school. We have plenty of Windows laptops on campus that do not go out for rent. We have a library annex full of iMacs and computers for the student population to use. The LAST thing we need is more spending on items that the general students DO NOT need. When we are in a budget crisis, is it best to squander the little resources we still have?

    Why do we need the latest and the best? I purchased my laptop on craigslist for $100 and it works terrific.

    The computers we already have on campus for use are great as is. It is the waste of money that concerns me. And if it doesn’t concern you, you aren’t looking hard enough.

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