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Minimum Technology Requirements

2020–2021 Seaver College Business Administration Student Computer Requirements

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance Contract, and International Business majors are required to own a laptop that meets at least the minimum specifications listed below, along with Microsoft Office 2019. It has been brought to our attention that more students are arriving with Apple computers. Please note our requirement is a standard windows PC due to software add-ons and compatibility issues that are not Mac supported. All students will be responsible for finding alternate software or options to complete assignments. If you need assistance with selecting a laptop, please contact the Computer Store at 310.506.4811.

System Category Recommended Specifications Minimum Specifications

Manufacturer/Model

Dell Latitude D-series or Select HP models and Lenovo models

Any laptop that meets the minimum requirements

Operating System

Windows 10 Professional

Windows 10 Home

Processor

Intel® Quad Core i7

Intel® Quad Core i3

Display

14.1" WXGA+ or larger

13" XGA

Video Memory

1024 MB graphics or higher

512 MB graphics

RAM

16GB

8GB or higher

Hard Drive

500GB 7200RPM

250GB 5400RPM or larger

Webcam

1024 High Definition Video Cam

720P Video Cam

Networking

10/100/1000 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless

10/100/1000 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g /n wireless

Media Drives

External 8X DVD+/-RW drive

External 8X DVD+/-RW drive

Ports

1 VGA (15 hole)/ HDMI OUT

2 USB 3.0 or more

1 VGA (15 hole)/ HDMI OUT

2 USB 2.0 or more

Battery Life

4-hour or longer

4-hour or longer

Accessories

64GB USB Flash Drive or larger Laptop lock

32GB USB Flash Drive Laptop lock

Warranty (see note 1)

4-year parts/on-site labor

4-year parts/on-site labor

Notes

(1) - The warranty category is most applicable if a system is purchased new. If you already own a computer, you should explore the option of an extended warranty to cover the duration of your academic career. Contact the system manufacturer or the store where you purchased the system for extended warranty options.