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The Student Computer Initiative (SCI) program for 2016-17 is offering five computer models from which to choose.  Price details are provided once you log into the SCI Store using your Princeton-issued netID and your password.

SCI computers for the 2016-17 program will be available for purchase through the online SCI Store from June 7, 2016 until June 5, 2017.  Note: Class of 2017 eligibility to purchase changes prior to December 2016. Please contact the Help Desk at 258-4357(HELP) for more information.

Before placing an order please read the information provided in the "Ordering Information" and "Frequently Asked Questions".

Returns: Apple accepts returns only for items that are damaged in shipment or are defective out of the box. Dell has a 30 days from the ship date return policy.

The specifications for each of the models follows.


SCI Models for 2016-17

Apple Macbook Air 13"


  • Intel Core 1.6 GHz i5 processor
  • 13" display
  • Intel HD 6000 Graphics
  • 8 GB memory
  • 256 GB PCI-e Flash Storage
  • Ethernet and VGA Adapters included
  • Mac OS X 10 El Capitan
  • Student Software Suite
  • Math/Science/Engineering option available
  • 3-yr AppleCare hardware warranty for Macbook Pro
  • Optional Bundle with Macbook Air 13": Gray iPad Air 2 with 64 GB, Wi-Fi wireless, 2 year AppleCare + iPad warranty (includes up to two incidents of accidental iPad damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee plus applicable tax)

Apple Macbook Pro 13

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  • 2.7 GHz Intel Dual Core i5 processor
  • 13.3" retina display
  • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • 8 GB memory
  • 256 GB PCI-e Flash Storage
  • Ethernet and VGA Adapters included
  • Mac OS X 10 El Capitan
  • Student Software Suite
  • Math/Science/Engineering option available
  • 3-yr AppleCare hardware warranty for Macbook Pro
  • Optional Bundle with Macbook Pro 13": Gray iPad Air 2 with 64 GB, Wi-Fi wireless, 2 year AppleCare + iPad warranty (includes up to two incidents of accidental iPad damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee plus applicable tax)

Dell XPS 13

XPS 13
  • 6th Generation Intel Core i7-5500u processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
  • 13.3 inch UltraSharp QHD+ (3200x1800) Infinity Touch Display 
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 8 GB memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Ethernet and VGA adapters incl.
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Student Software Suite
  • Math/Science/Engineering option available
  • Warranty: 3-yr warranty + Complete Care accidental damage warranty

Apple Macbook Pro 15" Retina Display

Macbook Pro Aluminum
  • 2.2 Ghz Intel Quad Core i7 processor
  • 15" Retna Display
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256GB Flash Drive
  • Ethernet and VGA Adapters incl.
  • Mac OS X 10 El Capitan
  • Student Software Suite
  • Math/Science/Engineering software option
  • 3-yr AppleCare hardware warranty for Macbook Pro
  • Optional Bundle with Macbook Pro 15": Gray iPad Air 2 with 64 GB, Wi-Fi wireless, 2 year AppleCare + iPad warranty (includes up to two incidents of accidental iPad damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee plus applicable tax)

Dell Latitude 3470

Latitude 3470
  • 6th generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • 14” Touch HD (3200 x 1800) Anti-glare LCD
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Solid State Drive
  • Ethernet, VGA built in
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Student Software Suite
  • Math/Science/Engineering option
  • Warranty: 3-yr warranty + Complete Care accidental damage warranty