Department of Music

Computer Requirements for Fall 2005 Incoming Students

The Music Department requires an Apple portable computer capable of writing optical-media discs, such as
CD-R, CD-RW or DVD-R. The base model Apple iBook ($899) only includes a CD-ROM drive and does not
meet this requirement. Music-specific software requirements will be announced at the start of classes in the Fall.

Suggested System: Apple 12" iBook Bundle, University Bookstore Item #C5021 ($1239)

This bundle includes:
1.2Ghz. PowerPC G4 Processor
512k L2 Cache
12" Display (1024 x 768)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 32MB DDR
60GB Hard Drive
DVD / CD-RW Combo Drive
56k Modem
10/100 Ethernet
Airport Extreme Wireless
VGA, S Video, Composite Video Out
2 USB Ports, IEEE 1394 Firewire Port
Built in Speakers
3 Year Apple Care Warranty
512MB iPod Shuffle/USB Storage Device
(this package would be $1365 if purchased directly from the Apple Store for Education)

Other links:

Other University Bookstore Bundles
The Apple Store for Education (for Virginia Tech)
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac OS (from VT Software Distribution)