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PlymMac 7

PlymMAC 7 is the name of the Plymouth university centrally managed Apple Macintosh fleet running Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra).

There are four models available as part of the PlymMAC 7 fleet; covering portable working, desk and workstation use:

  • 12 inch Macbook
  • 13 inch Macbook Pro
  • 15 inch Macbook Pro
  • 21 inch iMac 4K Display

See the specifications below:

12 inch Macbook 

1.3 GHz 7th gen dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz

8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3


Intel HD graphics 615

Weight: 0.92Kg

13 inch Macbook Pro


Macbook Pro 13 Inch - No Touch Bar.

2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor

Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640

8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory

256GB SSD storage1

Retina display

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

Weight: 1.37Kg

15 inch MacBook Pro


Macbook Pro 15-Inch - Touch Bar and Touch ID.

2.6GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor

Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz

Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory

16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory

512GB SSD storage1

Retina display with True Tone

Touch Bar and Touch ID

Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

Weight: 1.83 Kg

21 inch iMac (Desktop)


21.5‑inch iMac with Retina 4K display.

3.0GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz

16GB 2400MHz DDR4


Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB video memory



The university is officially partnered with Amsys to provide software and hardware support for the managed Mac fleet.

If you wish to place an order for a managed device, please log on to IT Self Service http://ITselfservice.plymouth.ac.uk with your standard University login details, and click ‘Raise a request’.

From the drop-down menu, choose ‘New Mac Desktop / Mac Laptop / iPad’ and complete the requirements with all the information requested.

Please also include requirements for peripherals required i.e. monitor


  • when ordering a monitor you will need to order a PC monitor as this is the monitor type we offer with a Mac device, excluding the iMac. 
  • Keyboard and mouse need to be ordered separately and paid for by your faculty.


When requesting the device you will need to have a strong business justification as to why you want an Apple device in comparison to a fleet Windows device. Most needs can be catered for by a Windows device. You will also need to provide details of your software requirements.

Details of the current PC fleet offerings are available here

If you have any queries regarding this process or around the PlymMAC 7 fleet, please phone the service desk on 01752 588588 or log on to IT Self Service (http://ITselfservice.plymouth.ac.uk) with your standard University login details and raise a call asking for advice. 

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Modified 14/08/2018