University of South Dakota supports the use of Apple technology and recommends the Mac for certain programs. Check out the Student Laptop Information requirements.
USD students, parents purchasing on their behalf, faculty and staff can save on any Mac computers, software, and accessories by purchasing online through USD's Apple Store for Education.
Apple gives you 90 days of complimentary telephone support and a year of repair coverage for hardware. You can extend your coverage with the AppleCare Protection Plan.
For hands-on help, head to Apple Support page.