Built on the world’s most advanced operating system, the Mac is as easy to use as it is powerful. Here’s why it's the best computer you can get for school.
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Designed to be a better computer.
Built to last and full of the latest technological innovations, a Mac is amazing right out of the box and long, long after.
Works well with Office and Windows.
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint work great on a Mac. And if your studies require you to run the occasional Windows app, a Mac can do that, too.1
A great new way to get new Mac apps.
The best place to discover and download apps for your Mac is right on your Mac. With the Mac App Store, all the apps you want are just a click away.2
Open and share PC files.
A Mac works with your PC files — Microsoft Office documents, photos, MP3s, videos, ZIP files, and more. And you can access your email and favorite websites in a snap. Microsoft Office also works beautifully on the Mac, which means you can use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint just as you always have. Working on a class project with someone who has a PC? Don’t worry. You can open a shared file, make changes, and send it right back.
It runs Windows.
Have software that’s not available for the Mac? No problem. You can install Windows on your Mac and use those applications. Learn more about compatibility
Great apps for your Mac.
Right on your Mac.
The Mac App Store is full of apps for school and beyond. You can browse apps by category — from education to entertainment, productivity to games, news to social networking — or do a quick search for something specific. When you find an app you like, just click to buy it. Your new app will appear in your Dock automatically, all ready to go. The Mac App Store will notify you when free updates are available, so you’ll always have the latest version of every app.
Long battery life.
Finding a place to power up on campus isn’t always easy. That’s why Mac notebooks feature breakthrough batteries that can get you through your classes on a single charge.3
The world’s most advanced desktop operating system.
OS X is both easy to use and incredibly powerful. And it's engineered with built-in defenses to help keep your Mac safe from viruses and other threats.
It’s compatible with your stuff.
A Mac easily finds Wi-Fi hotspots and connects to your school network.4 It also works with almost every printer, camera, and Bluetooth-enabled device out there.
Keep your favorite devices.
Switching to a Mac doesn’t mean you have to stop using your photo printer or amazing speakers. The same goes for your digital camera, external hard drive, keyboard, and two-button mouse. Plug in your devices, and OS X finds the necessary drivers for you. So you can install them with a click and start using everything right away.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network on a Mac requires practically no work at all. That’s because a Mac instantly recognizes wireless networks in the area. And joining one takes just a few clicks. There’s no need to reconfigure your settings or follow complicated instructions to log in at home, on campus, in the school library, or at your favorite coffee shop. Your Mac even remembers the Wi-Fi networks you’ve accessed before and automatically connects you whenever you’re in range.
Documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. The Mac way.
The iWork suite of applications makes it easy to create professional-looking term papers, projects, and resumes.5 And you can open, save, and share Microsoft Office files.
It comes with software you’ll love to use.
Every Mac includes built-in software that lets you do incredible things with your photos, turn videos into cinematic masterpieces, and create great-sounding songs.
Everyday applications that work together.
The Mac makes everyday things — like doing research on the web, sending email, and managing your assignments and class schedules — amazing.
With advanced tools for writing and over 180 Apple-designed page layout templates, Pages makes it easy to create amazing-looking class projects and papers. You can even whip up flyers, complete with tear-off phone numbers to post on your dorm bulletin board.
Transform reports and essays into dynamic, animated presentations featuring photos, movies, and music. Whether you’re presenting a project in class or a budget to your French club, Keynote gives life to your data.
Numbers helps you easily organize and make sense of your data, and stunning graphics make it look great, too. Perfect for everything from science experiments to party planning, Numbers takes charts and spreadsheets to a whole new level.
With iPhoto, it’s easy to organize, edit, and email your photos — even share them on Facebook. Create multimedia slideshows or put together a spring break photo book, complete with text and maps. All right from iPhoto. Learn more about iPhoto
iMovie lets you quickly and easily make great-looking documentaries and short films. Export your movie to iTunes and watch it on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. And don’t forget to share your films with your Facebook friends or post them on YouTube. Learn more about iMovie
GarageBand turns your Mac into a full-fledged studio for recording podcasts, songs, and other audio. Not a virtuoso? Not to worry. GarageBand will teach you how to play guitar or piano with dozens of interactive video lessons. Learn more about GarageBand
Video chat right out of the box.
With FaceTime, you can talk with friends and family face-to-face anytime — whether they’re on a Mac, iPod touch, or iPhone. With Messages on your Mac, you can also share files, photo albums, websites, and more.6
Support when you need it.
Expert advice and award-winning support are just a phone call away. And a visit to your favorite Apple Store will help you learn how to get even more from your Mac.
Mac for all.
Every Mac comes equipped with assistive technologies to help students who have learning and physical disabilities — at no additional cost.
People with vision disabilities will benefit from VoiceOver — the world’s first gesture-based screen reader, built into every Mac. Learn more
The Mac makes it easier for deaf and hard-of-hearing users by including support for playing back open- and closed-captioned content.
Physical and Motor Skills
The Mac has built-in technologies to help people with difficulties using the keyboard, mouse, and trackpad. Learn more
Literacy and Learning
People with cognitive and learning disabilities can benefit from a simplified Finder, integrated information reference tools, spelling and grammar checking, and more. Learn more
MacBook Pro with Retina Display
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