Computer Recommendations

Technology is integral to the learning process at DAAP. Consequently, all new undergraduate students are required to have a laptop. Every program has slightly different recommendations:


Since there can be a possible 28 day lead time for the Dell Precision workstations, DAAP suggests that you start the purchase process now to ensure a machine in hand for the start of Fall Semester.  If you have any questions, please email Aaron Rucker the IT Manager for DAAP.

aaron.rucker@uc.edu


Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+

Dell   

  • The Communication Design program does not recommend a Windows machine.

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • MacOS machines will need to be able to run a Windows Operating System (BootCamp) for certain software instruction.

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 5560 or 7560.  Make sure to configure your machine with a NVIDIA QUADRO RTX A2000 or better and with at least 16GB or more system memory.

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • MacOS machines will need to be able to run a Windows Operating System (BootCamp) for certain software instruction.

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 5560 or 7560.  Make sure to configure your machine with a NVIDIA QUADRO RTX A2000 or better and with at least 16GB or more system memory.

School of Architecture and Interior Design

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512 SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • MacOS machines will need to be able to run a Windows Operating System (BootCamp) for certain software instruction.

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 5560 or 7560.  Make sure to configure your machine with a NVIDIA QUADRO RTX A2000 or better and with at least 16GB or more system memory.

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512 SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • MacOS machines will need to be able to run a Windows Operating System (BootCamp) for certain software instruction.

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 5560 or 7560.  Make sure to configure your machine with a NVIDIA QUADRO RTX A2000 or better and with at least 16GB or more system memory.

School of Art

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Apple M1 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 3560, 5560, or 7560.

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Apple M1 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 3560, 5560, or 7560.

School of Planning

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Apple M1 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 5560 or 7560.  Make sure to configure your machine with a NVIDIA QUADRO RTX A2000 or better and with at least 16GB or more system memory.

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Apple M1 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 3560, 5560, or 7560.

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Apple M1 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 3560, 5560, or 7560.

Apple
UC Bookstore Online Store

  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Apple M1 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+
  • Macbook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD Storage with AppleCare+

Dell
UC Dell Online Store

  • Dell Mobile Precision 5560 or 7560.  Make sure to configure your machine with a NVIDIA QUADRO RTX A2000 or better and with at least 16GB or more system memory.