Where Do I Buy a Macintosh®?
All Apple hardware is purchased and warrantied through the KU Bookstore on-line website. NOTE: The state mandates that ALL computers be purchased with an extended warranty. The bookstore has a very good extended warranty from CPS. The Jayhawk Tech Clinic will handle shipping to and from the Lawrence bookstore for purchases, warranty work, and repairs. The following will be added to all Macintosh computers:
Apple Computer Extended Warranty Comparison
|Accidental Damage||Not Covered||Covered|
|Cracked LCD or Glass||Not Covered||Covered|
|Mechanical/ System Malfunction||Covered||Covered|
|OS How-to Support||Covered||Not Covered|
|Apple Application Support||Covered||Not Covered|
|How to Get Support||Apple Store
Apple Service Provider
|Bring any KUMC owned Macintosh with a CPS warranty to the Jayhawk Tech Clinic for repair.|
|Warranty Duration||3 years from Purchase Date||Up to 4 years from Purchase Date|
(Main Logic Board)
|$700 - $1200||$0.00
|Broken or Scratched Case||Full Replacement at cost of Machine||$0.00|
*Apple will Factory restore your machine every time it is in for repair (Fully Erase Hard Drive)
*Apple does not cover ANY accidental damage like spills, drops, or impact damage and will void the warranty if the machine has been modified in anyway.
So Many Choices, Where Do I Start?
Laptops are nice if the device needs to be moved around a lot like going to meetings or to be taken home for use. Models vary from year-to-year so contact the Jayhawk Tech Clinic about the exact differences.
Desktop devices generally are faster and more powerful than laptops due to bigger cases that allow for a bigger power supply, bigger fans, and bigger processors. In general a SSD (solid state drive) is faster and less likely to fail than a standard HDD (hard disk drive). A SSD costs more. Tablets and laptops should be moved between locations with computer specific carry cases or backpacks to protect them; they're fragile. A docking station allows monitor, power, network, keyboard, and mouse cables to stay connected while laptop or tablet is in the docking station. They're very handy for a desk at work.