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Laptops in Education - Laptop Specifications

Overview
The College of Education and Human development has long been a proponent and key supporter of the use of instructional technology to advance teaching and learning. This project will provide COEHD undergraduates with a complete, education-focused package that will support both the professional goals of the College and the individual needs of students.

Required Minimum Hardware:
New students entering teacher education programs with the College of Education and Human Development will need the following minimum hardware:
Intel i5 dual-core 2.5 GHz processor
4 GB RAM
500 GB Hard Drive or 256 GB Solid State Drive
8x super Drive Dual Layer
Built-in iSight webcam
Mac OS X 10.8 or higher

Approximate Price: $1099
Purchasing a MacBook through the Computer Connection provides eligibility in the loaner program in case your computer needs repair.  For more information regarding the loaner program please contact Vi Thai, 5766 Shibles Hall Room 35, 207-581-2478.

Required Software:
NoteShare from AquaMinds ~ www.aquaminds.com

Optional Items:
3-year AppleCare Extended Warranty
$183 for 11/13-inch MacBooks
$239 for 15/17-inch MacBooks
OR
3-year UMaine Accidental Protection Plan
$299 for 11/13-inch MacBooks
$349 for 15/17-inch MacBooks
Please find the contact information for the Computer Connection for more information between the two extended warranties listed above.

MS Office 2011 – $99
or
OpenOffice.org – Free by download

Targus Sport Backpack – $59
Incase Sleeve – $29.95

Helpful Contacts:
Computer Connection: 207-581-2580 or 1-800-261-5543
Information Technologies: 207-581-1602
IT Help Center: 207-581-2506 or 1-866-560-6280

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Contact Information

Education and Human Development
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2412
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System