Student Technology Toolbox

Audio / Music

Requirements: Same as the Creative Baseline recommendation with the addition of some audio requirements

CPU Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster 64-bit support
Apple M1/2/3, M1Pro or M1Max processor, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M3 Pro, M3 Max
RAM 16GB or higher
Hard Drive 1TB  or larger Solid State Drive




Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro

Apple M3 chip with 8‑core CPU and 10‑core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory 1TB SSD

Price $1,899.00 + $299 apple care CPU Mark: 19625 


Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro

Apple M3 Pro chip with 12‑core CPU and 18‑core GPU, 18GB Unified Memory 1 TB SSD

Price $2,199.00 + $299 apple care CPU Mark: 27569 

Lenovo Legion 5i Gen 9 i9 32GB RAM 1 TB SSD RTX 4070 GPU 6GB

Price $1750 CPU Mark : 47227  GPU Mark: 19689 

ThinkPad P16s G3

Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 155H (E-cores up to 3.80GHz, 24MB) 16 1920 x 1200 Non-Touch, Windows 11 Pro 64, 32.0GB, 1x1TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 TLC Opal, NVIDIA RTX™ 500 Ada 4GB

Part Number: 21KTS03R00

Price $1,409.00 CPU Mark: 24876