Purchase a Laptop from Berklee

The purchase option is available to students on the Boston campus only. Students who will spend their first year abroad in Spain are required to bring their own laptop.

To purchase an Apple laptop through Berklee, respond accordingly in the “Next Steps” section of the Admissions portal after receiving your Berklee OnePass credentials.

In order to complete your course work at Berklee and to gain an introduction to the technology used in today's music industry, you are required to purchase the Entering Student Software Package from Berklee. This is the case even if you already own some of the software included in the package, so please refrain from purchasing music software in anticipation of attending Berklee.

Please note that if you do not sign up to have the college purchase a computer on your behalf, we cannot guarantee that equipment will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Entering Student Software Package with Laptop and Audio Interface $3,294.00*

*Price does not include Massachusetts sales tax.

13-inch MacBook Pro—Silver with Touch Bar and Touch ID

Color Silver
Display 13-inch retina display
Processor 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
Memory 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage 512GB SSD storage
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 3.5 mm headphone jack
Warranty AppleCare+ for Mac extends your coverage to three years from your computer’s purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.

Berklee will also include two USB-C to USB adapters for students who purchase this package from Berklee.

This is the only model of computer available for purchase from Berklee. If you would like additional customization options you will need to purchase the computer from Apple directly.

The information above has been updated for the fall 2017 semester. Please note that pricing and technical specifications can change without notice. For the most current MacBook Pro specifications, please contact the Student Computer Support Center.

PreSonus AudioBox iTwo

PreSonus AudioBox iTwoCore Technology

  • Bus-powered USB 2.0/iPad audio interface
  • 24-bit resolution; 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rate

Inputs and Outputs

  • Two microphone inputs with low-noise, high-headroom, Class A mic preamplifiers and +48V phantom power
  • Two switchable line/instrument inputs
  • Two balanced ¼” TRS main line-level outputs
  • 1x1 MIDI In/Out
  • Stereo headphone output with independent level control

When You Arrive at Berklee

  1. Check in, settle any remaining financial obligations, and get your Berklee ID card.
  2. Pick up the laptop package (which includes the laptop, a PreSonus AudioBox iTwo audio interface, and the iLok USB key needed for ProTools) by visiting the Student Computer Support Center on the lower level of 180/186 Massachusetts Avenue. Note that wait lines can occur early on. If you experience a long line, you may be asked to come back at a later time.
  3. All software is distributed electronically. You will receive an email with instructions on how to download and install your applications.