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Computer Requirements & Recommendations

Students entering with a major in engineering are required to bring a laptop for use in class. PC systems running Windows are generally recommended for engineering students in UIndy's mechanical engineering or industrial and systems engineering programs. Students in software engineering and computer science programs should choose a PC, Mac, or Linux-based computer meeting (or exceeding) the specifications listed below. The following recommended choices for UIndy engineering programs can be purchased through UIndy's discount programs with GovConnection and Apple. Get a discount ►

Item Seller Mfg. Part # Item #
TopSeller ThinkPad P51s Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz /
16GB / 512GB PCIe / ac / BT / FR / 3C+4C / 15.6"
FHD / W7P64-W10P Lenovo Commercial Systems
GovConnection 20JY0004US 33912356
3-year Accidental Damage Protection Warranty (Depot) Lenovo Thinkpad Protection/services GovConnection 5PS0E97421 16475828
TopSeller ThinkPad P40 Yoga Core i76600U 2.6GHz /
16GB / 512GB SSD / ac / BT / FR / WC / Pen / 14"
WQHD MT / W10P64 Lenovo Commercial Systems
GovConnection 20GQ000EUS 16446605
3-year Accidental Damage Protection Warranty (Depot) Lenovo Thinkpad Protection/services GovConnection 5PS0E97421 16475828
15-inch MacBook Pro: 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7,
Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L
SDRAM, 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage, Intel Iris
Pro Graphics, Force Touch Trackpad, Backlit Keyboard
(English) / User's Guide (English)
AppleCare+ for 15-inch MacBook Pro Apple S6127LL/A NA
13-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray [ Configure ]
Processor: (065-C5WL) - 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
Graphics: (065-C5WM) - Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Memory: (065-C5WP) - 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage: (065-C5X2) - 512GB PCIe-based SSD
Force Touch Trackpad: (065-C5WQ) - Force Touch Trackpad
Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports: (065-C5WT) - Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
Keyboard and Documentation: (065-C5XQ) - Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide (English)
AppleCare+ for 13-inch MacBook Pro Apple S6202LL/A NA

*Pending final approval from the Higher Learning Commission.

UIndy education discounts 

Students can purchase computers meeting the specifications above with a UIndy discount through GovConnection or Apple. Follow the steps below to purchase your computer.


Purchase discounted Lenovo ThinkPad computers and hardware:

  1. Visit and click on First Time User. You will need to create an account.
  2. Once you are logged in, you will see two options recommended for the School of Engineering listed under Featured Products
  3. Click on "Add all items to cart" and complete your purchase. If you do not wish to purchase the warranty, you may remove it from the cart. 


  1. Go to the University of Indianapolis Apple Store and receive automatic savings on your purchases.