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General Laptop Recommended Minimum Specifications

MAC

  • Core i5 or higher processor
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM (8 or 16GB is preferred)
  • Minimum 128 GB Hard drive (256GB recommended)
  • Hi-res display.
  • Video Adapter capable of driving HDMI
  • Integrated Webcam
  • 802.11n wireless card (internal)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan (Recommended)

PC

  • Core i5 or higher processor
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM (8 or 16GB is preferred)
  • Minimum 128 GB Hard drive (256GB recommended)
  • Integrated webcam
  • Hi-res display.
  • Video Adapter capable of driving HDMI Integrated Webcam
  • 802.11n wireless card (internal)
  • 3 year warranty (Recommended)
  • DVD +/- RW (Optional)
  • Internal NIC (network card) (Optional)

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Laptop Specifications for Engineering Majors

Minimum

  • Windows 7 or later (latest OS for Mac)
  • Core i5 or higher processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 250GB or higher hard drive (integrated or external)
  • N wireless card

Preferred

  • Windows 8 or later (latest OS for Mac)
  • Core i7 or higher processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 250GB or higher solid state drive
  • AC wireless card
  • Dedicated video card (512MB or higher)

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Laptop Requirements for Visual Arts Majors
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