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 Pro chip with 12‑core CPU and 18‑core GPU, 18GB Unified Memory 1 TB SSD $2,199.00 + $299 apple care


Apple M3 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 10‑core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory 1TB  SSD $1,699.00 + $299 apple care 

Lenovo Legion Slim 7 Gen 7/8 (Intel or AMD)

i7 12/13 gen Ryzen 6000/7000 16GB RAM 512 SSD ~ $1300 

ThinkPad P16s Mobile

12th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1260P, 16 GB DDR4-3200MHz, 1 TB SSD M.2, NVIDIA® T550 4GB, Part Number: 21BUS31G00, $1,439.00