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BearBuy Update: 

MacBook Pro Retina Display Added to JACS Apple Standards

Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce that the MacBook Pro Retina Display ("Pro Retina") has been added to the JACS program as an additional bundle. The "Pro Retina" will be offered with the $100 discount when purchased with AppleCare.The configuration for the Pro Retina is:


MacBook Pro Retina Display 15":  


  • 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz"
  • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM (upgradeable to 16GB)*
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • Backlit Keyboard (English)
  • Three year AppleCare Protection Plan 

*Upgrades to Apple equipment must be processed through the Apple Store link in BearBuy.


Similar to the MacBook Air, because of its construction, hard drive capacity and RAM cannot be upgraded after purchase.  


In addition, the transition to the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air bundles that we described in last week's communication is complete. The new discounted bundles, $100 on the MacBook Pro and $75 on the MacBook Air, are available.


The Apple Standards, including the Pro Retina, are available for Quick Ordering using the search box at the top of the BearBuy screen. If you wish to configure your Apple order, you must develop your specification using the Apple Store link in BearBuy. When shopping on the Apple site, discounts are applied only after the item has been added to your cart.


Thank you for your participation in the Joint Administrative Computing Standards Program. If you have questions or feedback regarding the Apple ordering process, please contact the BearBuy Help Desk at appsupport@ucsf.edu or call 415-514-4100, Option 2.


Best Regards,

Justin Sullivan

Director, Strategic Sourcing

Phone: 415.815.7807

Twitter: @JustinDSullivan


Vanessa Wong

Director of Operations and Technology

UCSF and UC Berkeley Campus Procurement

Phone: 415.502.3002

Twitter: @VanessaVWong

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