Purchase an Apple laptop

Canadian Academy's secondary school runs a 'bring your own laptop' program. While we welcome any kind of laptop, traditionally we have had a long standing and beneficial relationship with Apple in Japan. Currently we are collaborating with the Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka, who are providing us with an exclusive portal, from which staff and students of CA can directly buy Apple products at an educational discount. The terms of use of the portal are such that each CA student can only buy one computer and one iPad per year.

For 2017-18 CA is recommending two models that are suitable for school use, the MacBook Air 13" and the older model MacBook Pro. While families are welcome to buy other models, we have found these two are both up to the day to day demands put on them by classes at CA.

To purchase the Apple laptop we recommend for your student's use in the classroom, visit CA's Apple portal. This secure, custom-built page ensures that you are buying the Apple device your student needs, and it offers all the same great features of the regular Apple Online Store, including free delivery and in-store pick-up. You can also visit Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka, but please inform them first. Finance options are also available for purchases at an Apple Store or online. 

Recommended laptops and specifications

 

MacBook Air 13"

  • 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • English (US) keyboard

 

MacBook Pro 13"

  • 2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • English (US) keyboard 
AppleCare

Most Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. To extend your coverage further, AppleCare delivers integrated support and service you can't get anywhere else. You'll get personal assistance from experts who can help ensure that your student's device is working effortlessly, from the classroom to your home: www.apple.com/jp/support/products 

 

Buying from Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka

You can also take advantage of the CA Family Funded Program pricing by buying directly from Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka. While this program is starting up in Japan, the store requests that you inform them before coming to make your purchase, to ensure the smoothest experience possible.

You can contact Apple Shinsaibashi through email at shinsaibashibusiness@apple.com or by telephone at 06-4963-4520. English support is available both on the phone and at the store. If contacting them by email, please put Canadian Academy in the subject line.

When going to the store you will need the school id card of your student(s) in order for them to be eligible for the discounted pricing, and they will be limited to one iPad and one Mac per student. 

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